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. 

But, if safety is your primary concern, is there a wearing option that makes fall alert technology more efficacious? Alert1 has several ways to wear medical alert systems, and you should know which will keep you most protected in an emergency.

Which is Better – A Bracelet or a Pendant?

Our members are worried about safety. In most cases, that’s why they wear medical alert systems. When you invest in one of these devices, you want a reliable and dependable service – regardless of how it’s worn. But when it comes to fall detection, is it better to wear a pendant or a bracelet?

The answer is surprisingly simple: Either device will protect you in the event of a fall. However, fall alert bracelets are more likely to send false alarms, as current technology has trouble distinguishing falls from everyday arm movements. Still, no matter how you wear your medical alert, you can rest assured that you will be protected.                                                                                                                                                                               

That said, we do like to remind members that no fall alert technology is infallible. If you do suffer a fall, we always recommend pressing the alert button just in case. Additionally, please note that Alert1 does not currently offer senior fall alert bracelets. We do, however, offer a fall detection system that can be worn on a belt loop instead of a pendant.

Choosing a Device that Feels Comfortable

While the efficacy of our fall detection technology doesn’t change depending on your device, how you wear your alert can determine your safety. That is to say: If you don’t like wearing your medical alert, you probably won’t wear it every day. We encourage all our users to think hard about how they want their medical alert systems to fit into their lives. For some folks, a standard pendant with a beaded necklace is the most comfortable option. For others, an alert bracelet, which is almost indistinguishable from a regular watch, is the more comfortable option. For others still, a belt loop holster may be the most accessible choice.

Put simply, the ability for your alert system to call for help won’t change with how you wear it. What matters is that you wear it in the first place. And, if wearing a medical alert button around your neck doesn’t feel right, a something like a senior fall alert bracelet, where you push your button in the event of a fall, might be up your alley. 

Finding the Medical Alert System for You

Alert1 has wearing options for every senior, regardless of their comfort with a medical alert system. From senior fall alert bracelets, where users push the button if they fall, to beaded necklaces, you’re sure to find an option that fits seamlessly into your wardrobe.

To that end, Alert1 has a catalogue of medical alert systems to suit a range of needs. If you’re living almost entirely independently, you may be interested in an on-the-go system, which provides support both inside and outside the home. If you like to spend most of your time at home, home system with fall alert detection may be the best for your needs and budget.