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Is Home Medical Alert Right for You?

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LIFECALL103A senior citizen who lives alone has fallen and is unable to stand up and walk over to a telephone to dial 9-1-1. This and many other emergency situations are a real, frightening prospect however thanks to our modern age we now have Lifecall’s Medical Alert and Fall Detection services that will vanquish you and your family’s concerns. Lifecall claims that these systems will bring comfort and confidence to a senior’s independence which is great for seniors that want to continue their independent lifestyle.

What Is Medical Alert for Seniors?

Home Medical Alert is an alarm system that brings immediate help in the event of an emergency with just the push of a button.  Medical Alert Systems consist of three parts including:

  • Waterproof battery-operated transmitter that is easily worn or carried
  • Base console directly connected to your home telephone
  • Monitoring station linked to your console

When the transmitter’s button is pressed a signal is immediately sent to you home base console. The console dials several saved phone numbers, including the monitoring station. The medical alert staff at your local monitoring station will place an emergency call on your behalf. If your phone is being used or is hanging off the hook, the monitoring system staff can seize the line and place a call to a local emergency medical service.

The medical alarm system transmitter is small and comfortable enough to wear or carry in pocket or purse. It can be worn in a variety of ways, such as a pendant, a necklace, attached to a belt or around the wrist like a bracelet.

Transmitters are operational hundreds of feet away from the home base station however check with your Lifecall provider if your particular device works while you’re away from your house.

To have the comfort of knowing that help is available at the click of a button, ask a Lifecall agent about our trustworthy Home Medical Alert systems.  It’s reassuring to know that no matter what time of day or night, a staff of medical professionals is always available to speak to and provide immediate support in the event of an emergency.

Steps to Choosing Medical Alert System for Seniors

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LIFECALL1011.  Figure out the type of monitor that suits you best. Life alert and medical alert devices include transmitters enables to attach to a wheelchair or fastened onto the wrist, belt or around the neck.

  • If a person is prone to falling, you would definitely want a fall detection system that is activated without needing to reach for a telephone. Most medical alert devices can be used even if the phone is off the hook; it alerts family and emergency services when activated.
  • You may want a medical alarm system that sends an alert when a person leaves the house or gets up in the morning to bring awareness of any irregularities.

 

2.  Make plans for the future.

  • The ability for the senior to push a button to signal for help or be able to reset a system now, but it may not be so in a year from today.
  • Make sure your medical alert system’s contract enables you with the flexibility to make changes so that your needs will continue to be met for years ahead.

3.  Take into consideration range of area your system should encompassyou’re your needs. If the senior using the device enjoys gardening, having the front and backyard of their home monitored is essential.
4.  Decide the duration of time the senior needs medical alarm and fall detection.

  • If a senior has had surgery only requires a few months of medical and home alert monitoring, signing a 2 year contract would not be necessary.

5.  Verify with Lifecall if your medical alert system is transferable.

6.  Consider what the senior is capable of operating and if he or she will remember to wear the medical alert device or have the ability to push the button.

  • Some seniors can forget to wear their fall detection monitor.
  • Video systems are available for installation to allow you to monitor and protect your senior from another location.

 

7.  Make sure your medical alarm system includes a GPS locater to track the person if they are prone to getting loss or have a medical emergency while away from their home.
8.  Review the cost of the home medical alert contract.

  • Determine the duration of the contract and if it fulfills all your needs. Verify whether or not there are cancellation fees.
  • Investigate if there are any penalty charges for false alarms. If a button is pressed accidentally or the senior uses it for a relatively minor issue, will any charges be tacked on as a result?

9.  Compare the features, pros and cons for the many different medical alert systems available.

  • Medical alarm plans may vary and selecting the best option that fulfills your particular needs will bring peace of mind.
  • Currently in the United State Medicare does not usually cover fall detection and home medical alert systems. Sometimes private insurers may cover these plans, so investigate.

 

10.  Make sure to ask a provider such as Lifecall about the plans and services they offer.

  • Response time is important to know.
  • Be sure to verify if medical device parts are gauranteed as well as servicing of the equipment.  Ask if technical support is made available to clients.
  • Ask if batteries are able to be recharged or need replacement.
  • As about waterproof monitoring lifealert systems.
  • Plans offering 24-hour, 7-day-a-week coverage are optimal if you can afford this service.
  • Research the company to find out their reputation and how long they have been in business.  Be sure to get references and find out how employees are trained.
  • Find out how often the system automatically tests itself. A system should be tested and monitored regularly to ensure its safety and effectiveness.