The Balancing Act® Recommends Alert1
Posted on August 30, 2016
Alert1 is very proud
to have been recognized by The Balancing Act® on The Lifetime
Network. We love being able to share what our company is all about.
The inspiring stories our members share motivate us to keep
developing life-saving products. We are always glad to hear what
could have been a harrowing experience come to a happy ending.
In our interview
with The Balancing Act, we discussed the various dangers for seniors
who don't have a medical alert system. Medical alert systems are
recommended as the leading way to keep your parents safe while aging
Dangers of Not Having a Medical Alert
Many seniors do not
realize that the majority of accidents occur inside the home. Routine
household activities can become hazardous as we age. Over half of
senior falls occur in the kitchen or in the bathroom. The potential
of falling in the shower or while doing the dishes drastically
increases with age.
Alert1 wants to
help seniors stay safe in their homes. That's why after a fall, it's
important to have help on the way as soon as possible. The sooner
help reaches a senior who has fallen, the higher the recovery rate.
Seniors who receive immediate help through the use of their medical
alert are 80% more likely to completely recover from a fall. But
without a medical alert system, many seniors end up on the ground for
hours before help arrives. With Alert1 protection, we make sure help
is on the way within minutes.
Not Just for Falls
Have you been
thinking about getting a medical alert system for Dad? Let him know
that a medical alert device will keep him protected beyond falls.
Here at Alert1, we encourage our members to press their button in any
scary situation. This even includes home invasions or other medical
If Dad hears a concerning noise in the middle of the
night, he can press the button on his medical alert to reach an
operator. They can arrange to have a patrol car sent by or to call
his neighbor to come check on him.
Be Ahead of the Game
thinking to yourself, “Maybe Dad doesn't need one.” But did you
know that 1 in 3 seniors over the age of 65 is at risk for a fall?
That's right—starting at the age of 65. And the numbers only
increase from there. With a Alert1 medical alert, you'll know that
Dad always has extra protection. Even if he never has to press his
button, you'll enjoy the peace of mind knowing that he's staying
When you get an
Alert1 medical alert for Dad, there's a whole host of accessories to
complement his device. He'll be able to choose between wearing his
button around his neck, or on his wrist. Our PAX mobile medical alert
takes it one step further and adds the feature of being worn as a
Is Dad worried that
the Command Center operator won't be able to hear him? Our base
stations contain very powerful speakers that resonate throughout the
house. Does Dad still like the idea of extra sound support? Alert1's
voice extenders are easy to install and help amplify the sound
throughout his property. Dad may also like the extra buttons we have
in case of an emergency. These can be placed in high risk areas, such
as the bathroom and the bottom of the stairs to give him extra
protection and peace of mind.
Does Dad still
enjoy going to the golf course for a couple rounds? All of our mobile
medical alerts have two-way voice communicators for easy
conversation. In the event of an emergency on the green, Dad will be
able to effortlessly communicate with the Command Center with just a
push of a button.
Finally, get Dad a
lock box for an extra key to the front door. In the event of an
emergency, the emergency responders will be able to let themselves in
through Dad's front door without having to break the lock. He can
also keep his spare car key in there, and the key to the garage door.
Become Part of the Family
When Dad joins
Alert1, he becomes more than just a customer with us. He becomes a
member of our Alert1 family. We pride ourselves on taking care of our
family members, and we love to share individual's stories with the
rest of the clan.
If it hadn't been
for Becky's Alert1 medical alert, she and her grandson might not have
been able to tell us this story. In the middle of the night, a fire
broke out in her house. Luckily, her 13-year-old grandson Ted woke up
in time and pressed the button on her base station. Within seconds he
was speaking to a trained operator who promptly dispatched fire
fighters and EMT to the scene.
Many of our members
are happy to share their experiences with their Alert1 medical alert
system as a way to say thank you. We love hearing these stories, as
we pride ourselves on being able to grow to even greater heights
because of the experiences our members have. We are always looking
for new and innovative ways to help keep you and your Dad safe for
years to come.
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