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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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If You Need Fall Detection, Invest in a Fall Alert Necklace

The senior population is growing exponentially, which means fall alert necklaces are becoming increasingly important. Falls pose a large health risk to mobile seniors, and investing in a fall alert system is a great way to prevent life-threatening accidents. But, while this technology becomes more advanced each year, there are still a few challenges to overcome – namely, fall alert technology cannot be worn around the wrist.

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When to Wear Your Emergency Button Necklace

Emergency button necklaces are only as effective as they are wearable. In other words, if you’re not wearing your medical alert system, your ability to call for help will be significantly reduced. Still, we know that many of our members prefer to move around their homes relying, instead, on their medical alert system base units. Equipped with a 400-to-600-foot range and a 24-hour backup battery, these POM Base Units are very useful for calling for help inside the home.

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Announcing the 2020 Winner of the Student for Seniors Scholarship

We are excited to announce the winner of Alert1's 2020 Student for Seniors Scholarship!

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