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Summer Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors

The fear of falling can hold people back from the activities they love to do, but that fear can be addressed and set to ease with modern day technology like Alert1’s medical alert systems. Alert1 offers personal alarms with built-in fall detection technology that senses falls and automatically alerts our emergency responders if a fall does happen and we will send help fast.

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A Medical Alert System Can Protect Seniors While Doing Chores

Senior alarm systems can help with a variety of situations. From stumbles and falls to minor car accidents and allergic reactions, these devices are designed to suit any emergency. But most users don’t recognize just how helpful a medical alert system can be, especially for people with impaired memory. If you or your loved one is living with dementia, or any other neurodegenerative condition, a personal alert system can help.

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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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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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Boost Confidence in the Home with Wristband Fall Detectors

Seniors tend to lose confidence as they age for a variety of reasons. As we grow old, our bodies change, shifting our ability to complete tasks, engage in activities, and live our lives. Similarly, health issues become more common as we age, and diagnoses of chronic or age-related conditions can affect how we feel about ourselves.

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For Falls, a Senior Fall Alert Bracelet or Pendant is Invaluable

Senior fall alert bracelets and pendants are an invaluable part of any senior safety toolbox. Whether you wear a medical alert system with fall detection around your neck, on your belt, or on your wrist, these devices are designed to detect falls. Once your device recognizes a fall, it will automatically connect to the Alert1 command center to get you the help you need.

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Falls Happen Everywhere. Prepare Yourself with a Fall Alert Bracelet.

A fall alert bracelet can recognize falls when they happen, then immediately call for help. The fall alert technology from Alert1 is designed to recognize the difference between normal and abnormal movements. If one of our members experiences a fall while wearing a fall detection devices, they won’t need to worry about calling an operator on their own – the pendant will do it for them.

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Common Causes of Falls and How to Avoid Them

We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: Falls pose a large health risk to people over the age of 65. Most of us are familiar with common fall causes, like slippery bathroom floors and rogue items on the floor. But many of us are oblivious to the less obvious dangers – dim lighting and certain medications, among others.

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How to Recover from a Fall – Both Physically and Mentally

Recovering from an injury can be a long and daunting process. Seniors recovering from falls may have a range of experiences and emotions – from pain and embarrassment to the loss of independence and security.

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Why You Should Tell Your Doctor About Your Falls

It happens to everyone: You’re running an errand, walking into the kitchen, or out for a leisurely stroll, when suddenly, you’re on the ground, your medical alert system at the ready. It happens so quickly that you might not even know its cause.

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