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What Are Mobile Medical Alerts and Who Uses Them?

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A common misconception is medical alert systems are only used by seniors. That isn’t the case—people of all ages use medical alert devices.

Varying disabilities and medical conditions cause a wide range of ages to seek medical alerts.  Alert1 helps a diverse group of people by catering to specific needs.

Take Control of Your Disability

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Disabilities create challenges every day for millions of Americans. Don’t let your disability hold you back.

Mobile medical alerts help you regain your independence. Alert1 gives you reassurance that help is always available with the press of a button.

There are many different disabilities. Below are the most common, along with the benefits a medical alert provides.

Autism Spectrum Disorders include Asperger’s, autism, and other developmental disorders. These disorders can affect:

  • Verbal and nonverbal communication
  • Social interaction
  • Creative ability

Autism spectrum disorder causes neurological development issues, making processing social interactions difficult. This often leads to misinterpretations of situations and difficulty processing potentially life-threatening occurrences.

A medical alert device helps in these situations. When feeling threatened or confused, press your button. A trained Command Center operator will provide reassurance. They will also contact your Circle of Care if needed.

If you want to learn more about Alert1’s Circle of Care, check out Alert1's Key to Protection: The Circle of Care.

Cerebral Palsy affects half a million people in the United States. The effects of Cerebral Palsy include:

  • Muscle tissue shortening
  • Stunted bone growth
  • Joint deformities
  • Delays in motor skill development
  • Difficulty walking, eating, seeing, and hearing

One out of five falls result in serious injury. Weakened muscles and joint deformities increase your risk of falling. Be protected when that happens.

Even if you are unable to push your button after a fall, a fall detection medical alert will still contact help.

To learn more about automatic fall detection, take a look at PAX Plus Mobile + Home Fall Detection or PAX Mobile Fall Detection.

Down syndrome occurs in approximately one in 900 births. People with Down syndrome may experience:

  • Heart defects
  • Increased risk of leukemia
  • Dementia
  • Visual or auditory problems
  • Thyroid disease
  • Decreased muscle tone

There is a vast amount of health complications caused by down syndrome. These complications increase the risk of serious injury. Our medical alerts will help if you are injured and need assistance.

Having a disability is very challenging, but does not have to be as limiting as it feels. With a medical alert you can go out and experience the world without worry.

Overcoming Challenging Times

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Unexpected illness can come at any time in your life. Learning that you have a medical condition is an emotional and difficult time. Owning a medical alert device is worthwhile if you have a medical condition.

The extra assurance provided by a medical alert is a common reason why people choose Alert1.

Heart and Lung Disease cause you to have an increased risk of heart attacks. During a heart attack, every second counts. Being able to reach help with the push of a button can save your life. Alert1 has an average 22 second response time and is the quickest way to get help.

You cannot predict when a heart attack will occur, but you can prepare for one.

Diabetes causes increased risk of infection, high blood pressure and stroke.

When help immediately arrives, your chance of surviving a stroke improves. There is no quicker way to receive medical help than a medical alert device.

Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental illness in the United States. Often, anxiety and depression go hand in hand. Anxiety is just as common in children as it is in adults and comes in many different forms, such as:

  • Panic disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

With Alert1, you have unlimited button pushes included in your service. In fact, we encourage you to push your button whenever you feel the need, not just during medical emergencies.

Having someone to talk to in your time of distress is a big help. When you are experiencing a panic attack, simply press your help button. A calming, trained operator will be on the line for assistance.

Anxiety may not be life-threatening, but is still a very serious condition. Alert1 supports anxiety disorders and any other medical needs.

Alert1 Is for Every1

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A medical alert allows you to regain your independence and could even save your life. And for many, medical alerts create peace of mind. Whatever your reason may be, Alert1 is here to keep you safe.

Curious about how Alert1’s Kelsi alert works? Here’s a review of our mobile medical alert by our valued member, Ben Deslauriers.

Ben is just one of the many Alert1 members who uses our medical alert devices. But anyone, even your kids, can benefit from a mobile medical alert.

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us on our contact us page. 

Comments

1:03 PM on January 18, 2017 Ella Stanley
Very informative. I have a grandson with a disability. I'm now going to talk to his mother about getting him a medical alert
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