What is the difference between a Medical Alert and a Medical Alarm?
The answer is that they are one in the same. Both Medical Alarms and Medical Alerts are systems for Seniors to call help during an emergency. Medical Alerts, however, also refer to a type of jewelery worn around the wrist to alert the EMS of conditions like diabetes or Alzheimers. Other Medical Alert Jewelery services include a number for EMS to call to learn more about the patient and to notify the family. While we do not sell the jewelery, our Medical Alert Systems can do much more than a simple jewelery.
That is because our Medical Alarms will call for the paramedics, not just help them when they arrive.
For a long time I have felt that people, no matter what their age, should have a reliable method of contacting emergency help. This was dramatically proven when my active 95 year old sister-in-law, living alone, 3000 miles away, sustained a fall in her home. She was able to use her “First Alert” by pressing the button that automatically alerted a designated neighbor to call for an ambulance. It was fortunate that she was taken to a hospital quickly, where it was found that she had bleeding and edema in her brain. Without the rapid delivery of care she might not have survived. I would urge people, living alone, to have one of these medical devices to be used in the event of a medical emergency.
– Helen B. Canin Berkeley, California
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