How a Medical Alert Empowered My Grandma
Posted on March 14, 2017
in Fall Prevention
grandma is the definition of an independent woman. She does whatever she wants,
whenever she wants. No words can express how much I look up to this tiny,
strong-willed 80-year-old woman.
bad happens at 80," my grandma always said. But this year, she had a few
accidents. They were mild falls, but what
if she ends up in the hospital next time? I had to get protection for my grandma without
sacrificing her independence.
Getting My Grandma 24/7 Protection
I though of the perfect solution: medical alerts. Medical alerts are devices
that get you emergency help when you press a button. I wasn’t sure what to
expect, but the 24/7 monitoring sold me.
my grandma's free spirit, I chose the PAX Plus Home and Mobile Fall Detection
System. This medical alert was the only product
that could adapt to my grandma’s ever-changing lifestyle in minutes. Here are
the three main ways the PAX Plus system keeps my grandma protected.
Grandma is Safe at Home
Most of her accidents happened within her own home.
right? Her home should be the safest place in the world, yet that’s where she
fell. Not only that, my grandma lives alone, half an hour away from the rest of
how does PAX Plus protect her when she’s home alone?
- The all-inclusive system is a convenient home base unit. The PAX Plus unit is small
enough to sit on any coffee table, yet loud enough for her hear the operator
from anywhere in her home.
- Grandma doesn’t have to stay in
She can wear the small help pendant around her neck and move freely around the
house. Even in the kitchen, the shower, the backyard—she’s protected everywhere
in her home.
- Help is just a button press
Grandma knows she can sleep in peace with a medical alert by her side. No
matter what happens, help will always come to her.
Grandma Exercises in Peace
My grandma likes to stay active. Every afternoon, she walks the
secluded trail behind her neighborhood. I worry that someone won’t find her if she
has an accident on the trail.
my grandma exercises, the PAX Plus medical alert system helps her in several
- Grandma can go everywhere. PAX Plus transforms into a mobile
medical alert. After charging the medical alert, she doesn’t have to stay home.
She can take it wherever she goes.
- Advanced GPS technology ensures
Grandma always gets help. Even if she can't press the button, the medical alert will detect
her fall and send help to her location.
- The mobile medical alert is
light and easy to wear. She can wear it as a pendant around her neck with comfort and
ease. Grandma can still walk the same trail everyday with the protection she
Grandma Travels with Protection
grandma is the family adventurer. If she finds a new place to explore, she will
book her ticket a minute later. We wouldn't mind if she went on senior group trips,
but my grandma loves solo adventures. That means there’s not always someone
watching over her.
keep Grandma independent and safe, PAX Plus lets her travel freely in these key
- The all-inclusive unit
has nationwide coverage. The medical alert service protects my grandma
in all 50 states. She can go wherever she wants, knowing she will be safe and
- The medical alert lasts
The PAX Plus medical alert lasts 24 hours between charges. Grandma can safely explore
new cities all day long.
- Grandma gets unlimited
button pushes for help. She could be in Yosemite and press for help as many
times as she wants with no extra charges. Even if she presses a hundred times, help
will always come to her aid.
My Thoughts on Medical Alert Systems
have to be honest: I did not trust medical alerts in the beginning. What if she
never uses it? My mind told me PAX Plus was a waste of money, but my gut told me to keep it
I was right to trust my gut.
days after getting PAX Plus, my grandma had a terrible accident. She was
gardening in her backyard when she had a heart attack. Even when she fell and could
not tell the operator what was wrong, the medical alert signaled for help. I was relieved that help came
her way and took her to the hospital. Minutes after she got help, an operator
informed me about the fall.
so grateful to have the PAX Plus medical alert system around for my grandma. I see
it as an investment for Grandma’s health. The reassurance is priceless.
best? My grandma can still do whatever she wants, whenever she wants. This
time, she has a medical alert to give her peace of mind.
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