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Deciding When to Use an Emergency Response System for Seniors

Emergency response systems for seniors are widely-known to be easy to use. In an emergency or during an accident, users need only to press the button and ask for help. Alert1 call operators can connect you to the person or service you need and then stay on the line until help arrives. But some seniors may wonder: When should you use your medical alert system? Are there any cut-and-dry rules for when you can or can’t press the button?

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When is a Monitored Medical Alert System Necessary?

Monitored medical alert systems are the Swiss Army knives of a senior’s safety toolkit. But many users think that medical alert systems are only for imminent emergencies, like heart attacks, strokes, and dangerous falls. In reality, they’re much more than that. A monitored system can get you help in a variety of situations, each with their own degree of severity. Whether you’re having a true medical emergency or need assistance for a situation experienced while aging in place, a monitored alert system is always your best option.

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Where Should You Keep an Emergency Call Button for Seniors?

Once you’ve decided on an emergency call button for seniors, you’ll need to make another choice: Where in your home should you place the base unit? When it comes to accessibility, you can’t really go wrong. The Alert1 base unit has a range of up to 600 feet, which means you can access care even if your accident happens in another room. Still, strategic placement can help facilitate comfort and confidence in your device. If you’re not sure where to situate your base unit, this guide will help you make a decision.

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What the Best Alert Monitors for Seniors Have in Common

Finding the best alert monitors for seniors takes time. Between figuring out your loved one’s needs, researching pricing options, and finding a contract length you feel comfortable with, making a decision can be tough. But we at Alert1 have been in this industry since 1988, and we’ve learned a few things along the way. The best medical alerts for seniors have one thing in common: They fit easily into the user’s life.

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Senior Monitoring Systems Designed to Keep Your Loved Ones Safe

Senior monitoring systems come in all shapes and applications. From passive sound monitoring to actively tracking a loved one’s whereabouts, families have countless options when it comes to senior health and safety.

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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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