What Are Mobile Medical Alerts and Who Uses Them?
Posted on January 12, 2017
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
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.
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
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
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
- 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
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
Plus Mobile + Home Fall Detection or PAX Mobile
occurs in approximately one in 900 births. People with Down syndrome may
- Heart defects
- Increased risk of leukemia
- 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
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
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
- 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
Alert1 Is for Every1
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
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
If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us on
our contact us page.
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