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What the Best Medical Alert Companies Have in Common

A lot of factors contribute to what makes the best medical alert system. From user friendliness to available wearing options, these devices should understand and address a senior’s needs. Unfortunately, the lines get blurrier when it comes to finding the best medical alert companies.

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The Best Senior Alert Systems are Comfortable and User Friendly

In the past, we’ve discussed how the best senior alert systems are devices that you feel comfortable wearing. Whether worn around the neck, on the wrist, or on a belt holster, a medical alert system is only effective when worn properly. If you like the way your system feels and looks, you’re more likely to wear it.

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How to Talk About Buying an Emergency Alert for Seniors

Buying an emergency alert for seniors is never easy. This is especially the case if you, a relative or friend, is doing the research for an elderly person. This market can seem inaccessible for seniors who are not tech-savvy, so many rely on younger friends and family to find a device that fits their needs. But this poses its own problem: Understanding a senior’s needs can be a tough hurdle to jump, especially if they’re still skeptical of needing an alert system.

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Do You Need a Home Alert System for Seniors?

Home alert systems can be a great comfort for seniors ageing in place. Many are easy to use, easy to set up, and provide much-needed security. In most cases, these systems work by contacting a central monitoring station when a sensor is triggered. Similar to a medical alert system, a home alert system for seniors will automatically call for help if the device senses an intruder.

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The Emergency Device for Seniors You Should Never Leave Home Without

There are few “best practices” when it comes to emergency medical devices for seniors. Those approaching old age might not know whether to carry a wallet card or a medical ID bracelet. Do people in crowded spaces really need a medical alert system? And, if a person has never fallen before, do they truly need added fall protection?

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What You Need to Know About Medical Alert Devices with GPS

If you use mobile alert systems, you’re using medical alert devices with GPS. This technology allows a call center or emergency service to locate users in the case of an accident. When you press the button on your Alert1 on-the-go medical alert device, the system uses a combination of GPS, cellular data, and Wi-Fi connectivity to locate your exact position. This allows services to reach you as quickly as possible, decreasing the chance for severe injury.

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The Benefits of Senior Monitoring Systems

Senior monitoring systems come in a variety of styles and have limitless applications. But there is a difference between a senior monitoring system and a senior alarm system. In most cases, senior alarms are unmonitored, whereas medical alert systems are monitored.

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What Does the Cost of Medical Alert Systems Say About their Quality?

The cost of medical alert systems can be confusing – especially for those just beginning their research. Some systems cost over $100 per month, while others have only a flat fee of around $100. What do these prices say about the devices?

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What Makes the Best Mobile Medical Alert Systems?

The best mobile medical alert systems can differ for each user. That said, there are a few details universally required to have a safe and effective on-the-go alert system. Features like GPS, monitored technology, and cell phone compatibility are all important considerations when buying a device.

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How to Decide Whether You Need Fall Alert Devices

Deciding to invest in fall alert devices can be difficult. Choosing a medical alert system is rarely an easy one, but it comes with a clear-cut answer – you either need an alert system or you don’t. In fact, we at Alert1 have a helpful quiz to help users determine their medical alert system needs. That said, the waters get murkier when it comes to add-on features that bolster senior safety. Is there a mobility threshold you should meet when getting fall detection technology? If you’ve never fallen before, should you spend the extra money for added safety?

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