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A Medical Alert Button for Seniors is an Important Technology Investment

A medical alert button for seniors is the most elderly-friendly technology available. Tech has changed a lot in the past few years, and more older adults have cell phones, smartwatches, and tablets than ever before. But even seniors who have these devices can struggle with using them. If a senior relies on a smartphone for help and safety in an emergency, can you rely on their ability to unlock the device and call for help?

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Are You Ready for Personal Medical Alert Systems?

If you’re just entering your senior years, you’re probably feeling good. Able-bodied older adults can work, adventure, and travel without needing to think too much about health concerns. But, if you’re seeing slightly older friends get medical alert devices, you start to think about how these devices can fit into your life.

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Help Your Parent Feel Loved with a Senior Safety Alert System

Senior safety alert systems present an opportunity to help an aging parent. Many children of aging parents participate in their loved one’s care by helping to schedule doctor’s visits, providing rides to appointments, and picking up prescriptions. Senior safety alert systems provide yet another opportunity for children to help their parents with a health-related task. In spending just a few hours helping your parent decide on a medical alert device, test it out, and set up a Circle of Care, you can help them feel safe, cared for, and less lonely.

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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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