The AARP Recommends Medical Alerts
Posted on May 27, 2014
Updated 9/11/2015 9:46am | It has been confirmed by the AARP:
medical alerts help seniors age in place while keeping them safe and giving
them peace of mind. The AARP® has recommended senior medical alert systems to their
members for many years. They have said that “these gadgets really can help when
you've fallen and can't get up,” emphasizing that they help save lives. Here at
alert systems, we wholeheartedly agree with the AARP medical alert recommendation,
that’s why we do what we do!
The AARP is respected in the senior care industry
The AARP® is a trusted source of information for seniors.
They are one of largest membership organizations in the United States, with
more than 37 million members. They are dedicated to serving people 50 and over.
Their mission statement says it all. The AARP’s goals are:
- To promote independence, dignity and purpose for
- To enhance the quality of life for older persons
- To encourage older people "To serve, not to
We share the AARP’s vision. That’s why we are a part of the aging
in place movement.
Medical alerts get you help fast
Too many people have accidents in their homes
and are unable
to call for help. Immediate medical attention is crucial to avoid serious
complications that can result from falls and other medical emergencies.
According to the CDC, more than one in three adults of the ages 65 and older
will fall in a given year. For those who are at risk, just the fear of falling
has its own consequences. They tend to restrict their physical activity and
experience more stress. This does the opposite of what they desire, and
actually increases their risk of falling.
No one wants to live their lives in fear. Senior medical
alerts are a safety net that can help to increase senior’s quality of life
and help them stay independent.
How do we remove the stigma?
The AARP points out an important fact: medical
alerts are only good if you wear them regularly and press the button if you
need help. Some seniors are reluctant to press their help
buttons because they don’t want to alarm others and cause trouble. That’s why
we encourage our Alert1 members to test their systems at least every month.
We want our members to feel comfortable pressing their help buttons and talking
with our Command
Center operators. The Command Center is there to help you 24/7, they won’t
To further encourage
our members to regularly wear their buttons, we offer stylish accessories such
as our Treasure Pearls Necklace and our fun Slapbands.
Perfect for those who love to be fashionable while maintaining comfort and
safety. We want you to enjoy wearing your help button!
The AARP and Alert1 both agree: medical alerts prove their worth
We share the AARP’s vision – we want to give
you the opportunity to age in place safely and independently. We are working to
remove the stigma medical alarms have acquired. That’s why it’s so important
that the AARP’s got our back. Medical alert
systems for seniors save lives, and they don’t deserve the negative
reputation. We’ve designed our medical alert system to help our members feel
comfortable using them. If you let us, we will have your back 24/7. We will be
there for you, whenever you need us.
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