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Why Fall Detection Instead of a Classic Medical Alert?

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While you never expect an accident to happen, you never know when you might need some added protection.  Suppose you are making your way downstairs to the kitchen to grab a snack. You might accidentally lose your balance and trip on one of the steps. Falls are dangerous, and the faster you get help the better. Alert1 will protect you with our sophisticated fall detection medical alert.

Let’s say you fell and were unable to signal for help. Our fall detection system can sense a fall and will automatically notify our 24/7 Command Center for you. We will get you help fast. Our Alert1 members love the peace of mind they get with the protection of an Alert1 fall detection system. With Alert1, you can live without worry.

What is a Fall Detection System?

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The Alert1 fall detection medical alert is the smallest and most comfortable help pendant on the market. It has our state-of-the-art fall detection technology. The fall detection pendant can tell between everyday movements and a fall. If it detects a fall, it will contact the Alert1 Command Center and a trained operator will come on the line to speak with you. If you need help, they will contact your Circle of Care contacts.

What is your Circle of Care? The Circle of Care consists of people you want us to contact during an emergency. Want a neighbor to respond first? Or do want 911 right away? You determine who Alert1 notifies in the event of the unthinkable.

Let’s take a look at an example to illustrate how fall detection can help you. Meet Rachel, an Alert1 member who lives in the east side of Texas. Rachel has a strong passion for taking care of plants. She has been in love with gardening ever since she was a little girl.  She insists that her plants need to be watered at least three times a day and has a standard schedule that she follows. She waters her plants once in the morning, once in the afternoon, and once more before dinner. Rachel had a bad fall a few months ago, so she got an Alert1 fall detection medical alert to make sure she was protected.

One afternoon, Rachel tripped over the garden hose while watering her plants. She was knocked unconscious and was unable to press her button. The fall detection pendant was able to detect the fall and quickly notified the Alert1 Command Center. An operator came on the line over the POM base unit, but couldn’t contact Rachel, who was still unconscious. The operator immediately called for an ambulance, which arrived within minutes to help. When the EMT arrived, they quickly rushed to Rachel’s lockbox. They got access to Rachel’s house keys and let themselves in. The team was able to locate Rachel within seconds of getting into her home. Rachel did not get any lasting injuries from the fall thanks to Alert1’s speedy response.

For When You Least Expect It

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If Rachel had not gotten the fall detection system, she would not have gotten the rapid help she needed. She could have laid on the floor for hours until she became conscious again. That is a scary situation, and one that can be easily avoided with fall detection.

Sometimes seniors are unable to press the button during a serious fall.  Your fall detection pendant will keep you safe while in and around your home, the most common place for seniors to fall. Unfortunately, many seniors remain on the floor for hours in an empty house. You can avoid this fate. With Alert1’s fall detection system, you will never be alone when you need help.

Why Do I Need a Fall Detection System?

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Falls are serious and costly. Each year millions of seniors fall and one out of five falls causes a serious injury. Are you worried about the dangers of unforeseen emergencies? It’s better to be safe than sorry. We always recommend our fall detection systems to our customers. We want to give our users the peace of mind they deserve.  

Our fall detection system provides you with 24/7 fall sensor protection. That means that you do not have to worry about pressing a button to notify our 24/7 Command Center. The fall detection system will sense your fall and notify our Command Center for you. We will get you help even if you are unable to call for help yourself. 

How Do I Set Up My Fall Detection System?

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Your medical alert is easy to set up. It ships to your home preprogrammed. Installation is as simple as plugging in your wall. A quick start guide is included in your box to walk you through the process. If you have more questions, our Senior Care Specialists are just a phone call away. Here at Alert1 our goal is to lessen any unnecessary complications for seniors aging in place. This is why our system is easy to set up, just simply plug and play.

How much protection does the fall detection system offer?

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No matter how healthy or active you are, a single misstep can cause a fall. Having the extra layer of protection that fall detection offers will give you and your loved ones peace of mind. Our home medical alert pendants have a coverage area of 600 feet (the size of two football fields) from the base unit. So no matter where you are within your home, you will be protected. Whether you are gardening in the backyard or making soup in the kitchen, you will be safe from all falls.

Our fall detection systems are the most popular and in-demand products we have to offer. If you decide to opt for our classic home medical alert, you will still get the same 24/7 access to the Alert1 Command Center, but you will need to physically press the button.  With  fall detection, you do not have to worry about pressing a thing!