Many seniors live on their own without grown children nearby to assist them when they have a medical emergency. These individuals can really benefit the most from a medical alert system.
Know Techie’s recent article entitled “Should every senior citizen own a medical alert system?” gives us some reasons why every senior citizen should have a medical alert system.
A medical alert system is a simple device that monitors a person in their home and sends an electronic signal, if the emergency button is pressed. At the call center, a medical professional responds to the call. If the person can’t talk, help is sent.
Alert System Features. A medical alert system for seniors should have the following features:
- Ease of use
- It should be comfortable to wear and water-resistant
- Have a long-lasting battery and GPS
- 24/7 live assistance; and
- Automatic fall detection.
It is also important to look at the alert’s attractiveness because some elderly fear the stigma associated with the medical alert system.
Promotes Peace of Mind. A caregiver and/or a family member will have peace of mind. If anything happens, they will have access to immediate assistance. This can improve a senior’s quality of life.
Emergency Help. Every minute matters in an emergency. A medical alert system will ensure that the seniors can access medical help right away. Every call center has experienced health experts to handle any situation.
If you don’t have a caregiver, the thought of having continuous monitoring can give you peace of mind.
Reference: Know Techie (Dec. 11, 2021) 30
Suggested Key Terms: Elder Care, Senior Health