How Are Medical Alerts Better Than a Cell Phone?
Posted on August 06, 2014
Updated 7/23/15 1:12pm | So, you’re not quite convinced that medical alert systems are better than cell phones. “Couldn’t I just use my cell phone to call 911?” you ask yourself. The answer
is that you could, but you would be missing out on all of the great features
medical alert systems provide. Every second counts in an emergency, and you
shouldn’t bet your safety on being able to get to your phone and dial. Most of
us put our phones down and wander away, especially in our homes. Plus, medical
alerts don’t just call 911. You can press your help button for anything you
need, even if it doesn’t require EMS. The peace of mind you will
feel when help is a button press away proves that medical alert systems are better than cell phones.
Do you only call 911?
Nope! We can call whomever you would like. When you order, we
will set up your Circle of Care, your personalized group of responders. That
could be a neighbor, a family member, a caretaker, or yes, 911. If your first
responder does not answer, we will call your Circle of Care in the order you
choose until we get a response.
You don’t need to worry about calling multiple people and
communicating with them while you are in distress. You also can set up a list
of notifiers in addition to your responders. These are the people who deserve
to know that you have required assistance. We will keep them in the loop and
update them on your well-being. They won’t have to find out via word-of-mouth
after the fact. Now that’s something your phone can’t do!
Who answers when I press my alarm button?
An operator from the Alert1 Command
Center will come on the line when you press your alarm button and they will
ask if you need help. You can tell them what’s wrong and they will send you the
help you need. If you are unable to speak or we cannot hear you, we call your Circle of Care in the order you chose when you set up your system. Our
operators are trained to be calm and comforting in every situation – you will
be in great hands. They will stay on the line with you until help arrives and
they know you are getting the help you need. We care about your well-being.
Why can’t I just use my phone to call for help?
Do you have your phone on you all the time, particularly in
your home? You certainly don’t have it while you’re bathing, and that’s one of
the most dangerous places to fall. Even if you do have your phone, it takes
time to find your phone, unlock it, and dial. Medical alert systems are better than cell phones because you
only have to press a single button!
Your help button is waterproof so that you can keep it on
you at all times. No need to worry about it! We also offer wall-mounted
help buttons to place in your kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom for additional
protection. We don’t recommend taking your phone into the shower – it likely
won’t work afterwards!
What other features do medical alert systems have?
You get customized protection depending on the medical alert you choose. For protection in and around the home, we
have our classic
home medical alert. For additional protection, our fall
detection system will automatically call the Command Center when you fall.
Our members feel much more comfortable knowing that even if they cannot press
their button after a fall, they will get help. For protection anywhere you go,
check out our mobile
medical alert with unlimited range!
Every Alert1 medical alert is small and comfortable to wear.
For those who want to add more style to their help button, we have a variety of
Our necklaces and wristbands are all waterproof, comfortable, and easy to put
on and take off. Our members love to mix and match!
Medical alerts help to save lives in medical emergencies.
But you can also press your button for less pressing emergencies. Whether you
become scared in the night, suspect there is a prowler, or want someone
watching out for you while you walk on icy ground to your mailbox, we are here
for anything you need. No problem is too big or too small – we are here to
Your phone is no match for an Alert1 medical alert
With Alert1, you receive amazing protection that is
incredibly easy to use. All you need to do us press a button! Here at Alert1 we
treat you like family. We are dedicated to helping you stay safe. We will
handle calling for help in an emergency and we will stay with you until that
help arrives. You will love the peace of mind a medical alert brings – a
comforting voice is only a touch away. For immediate help when every
second counts, a medical alert system is better than a cell phone.
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