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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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What to Prioritize in a Medical Alert Necklace for Seniors

Folks who have never used an emergency button may not know how to choose a medical alert necklace for seniors. To be fair, there is a lot to consider – especially if you’re choosing a system for an elderly relative or friend. From monthly costs and fall detection to pacemaker compatibility and on-the-go use, features can be tough to prioritize.

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Why an Emergency Alert Necklace is the Best Medical Alert System

While every senior will have a preferred way to wear their alert system, emergency alert necklaces are the most popular choice. We think this is the case for a variety of reasons – they’re budget-friendly, comfortable to wear, and easy to style. But, perhaps most importantly, alert necklaces are often the safest way to wear a medical alert system. Whether you’re looking for added fall protection or a comfortable wearing option, an alert necklace from Alert1 may be the best choice for you.

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Is a Necklace Alert Right for You?

Whether you wear a necklace alert, a bracelet option, or a belt holster, not every senior feels good about wearing a medical alert system. We recognize that comfort with these devices will vary by person – that’s why we provide so many options and accessories. If you want your medical alert to stand out, we have a gorgeous purple wristband option. If you want a slightly subdued look, you can invest in a belt holster for your on-the-go system.

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Aging in Place is Easier with an Alert Necklace for Elderly Parents

Helping a parent age in place requires a multi-faceted strategy. From home health care to lawn care, children of elderly parents have a lot of decisions to make. But, no matter your parent’s situation, an alert necklace for elderly is always an essential addition.

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