Medical alert alarms that can be worn around a person’s neck have been around for quite sometime. These medical alert alarms enable seniors, who are otherwise healthy; to live autonomously without making them feel like a burden to their families and loved ones. Also, these medical alert devices allow seniors to remain in their homes, as opposed to being forced to move into an assisted living facility, because in the case of an accidental fall or a health scare, medical help is just a button push away. It gives seniors a sense of control over their lives, thus giving them renewed self-confidence.
The new medical alert necklaces are lightweight and come in a variety of different styles. This enables seniors to wear it inconspicuously, so as not to be embarrassed by wearing a bulky alarm that most people associate with medical alert devices. Even though the new medical alert necklaces are smaller, they still work the same as the older, bulkier, and conspicuous devices.
In case of an emergency fall or medical problem, the senior wearing the necklace needs only to press one button and the medical alarm system will sound at the company who monitors the necklace. They will be able to communicate with the person wearing the necklace to discern what type of emergency help they need, as well as keeping the patient as calm as possible until help arrives.