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?

Whether researching for yourself or an elderly friend, we urge all potential members to think carefully about all aspects of fall detection. This guide is designed to help. We’ll walk you through the factors you should consider when deciding whether fall detection technology is necessary.

Do You Need a Medical Alert with Fall Detection?

Deciding whether to add fall detection to your medical alert system is not an easy task. We’ve outlined five factors to consider when figuring out your medical alert device needs.

·         Mobility: Some seniors begin to experience muscle weakness earlier than others. If you don’t feel as fit and agile as in years past, fall alert devices are a good option. Remember: It’s better to get this technology before an emergency.

·         Home Layout and Decoration: Some homes are built for senior inhabitants. Others can pose risks to senior health. If your home has a staircase, lots of rugs, and/or long hallways, consider a fall alert device. These features are known to cause falls.

·         Age: Some of our members prefer to use a system with fall detection after trying our other devices for a couple of years. If you’re a younger and physically healthy senior, you may not need fall detection technology yet.

·         Health Status: Those living with degenerative diseases should use a medical alert system with fall detection. These conditions, which often affect muscular, skeletal, and neurological systems of the body, can progress quickly. Even if you feel healthy immediately after a diagnosis, it’s impossible to know when health may take a turn for the worse.

·         Aging in Place: If you plan to age in place, it’s easier to invest in fall alert devices early on. Growing comfortable with senior health technology in your home is an easy way to bolster safety and comfort while ageing in place. If you know you’ll be in your home for the long run, getting a home system with fall detection is a great idea. 

Choosing Alert1 for Fall Detection

We know that senior needs can vary significantly. That’s why we’re proud to offer several fall alert devices, each with its own benefits. For on-the-go seniors, our Kelsi Pro is a great option. For those who prefer to spend most of their time at home, our in-the-home with fall detection package is wonderful.

If you don’t currently have an alert system with fall detection, you can always upgrade. Our systems are designed to shift with your needs. If you wake up one morning and decide that you need a fall alert device, we can help you make that happen.