Medical alert systems are quite popular, not just for physical security but also for piece of mind. As our parents age and as their health conditions change it make a lot of sense to use a medical alert system to remain independent.
A single parent living alone is an ideal candidate for independent living.
A medical alert is a pendant, wristband or waistband with a button. They can simply push the button if they hurt or in medical trouble. That pushbutton action signals a box which is installed in the home. The box does its work by calling his contacts to bring assistance.
What are some options for choosing a system?
You’ll first have to determine the coverage area. For a typical condo or apartment almost any system will work, but as the area of property expands beyond 2500 feed you’ll need to look a system that covers this extended range.
You’ll then want to look at some of the options to see if they suite the situation. Some medical alerts have additional functions – a microphone on the pendant, or a “fall detector” which signals a sudden movement.
These extras may also have limitations to their convenience: Microphone buttons are not waterproof in the shower. Fall detectors may send alerts if the wearer has simply moved quickly.
Speak to an experienced medical alarm dealer to get your questions answered and find the right system for your loved ones.