When to Wear Your Emergency Button Necklace

Emergency button necklaces are only as effective as they are wearable. In other words, if you’re not wearing your medical alert system, your ability to call for help will be significantly reduced. Still, we know that many of our members prefer to move around their homes relying, instead, on their medical alert system base units. Equipped with a 400-to-600-foot range and a 24-hour backup battery, these POM Base Units are very useful for calling for help inside the home.

However, there are many situations in which a necklace medical alert will be more useful than relying on the home base unit. Below, we’ve outlined a few of the most common scenarios you may encounter in and around the house.

Using Your Emergency Button Necklace

Our POM Base Units are equipped with emergency buttons, but that doesn’t mean you should rely on them for support in every situation. Here are a few scenarios in which an emergency necklace will be more useful – even lifesaving.

·         In the Shower: Even if you place your home base station in the bathroom, it is unlikely that you will be able to reach it if you experience an accident in the shower. By contrast, an emergency button necklace remains accessible, even if you fall on a slippery bathtub floor. Our necklace alerts are waterproof. You won’t have to think twice about using them in the bathroom.

·         In the Garden: Gardening can be a very fulfilling activity for seniors, but it is not without risk. Even low flower beds can lead to falls, and the outdoors presents other dangers, like stinging insects and rash-inducing plants. If you experience an accident in your yard or garden, your emergency necklace will be essential to calling for help.

·         In the Hallway: Hallways are a surprisingly dangerous part of the home, but for an unsurprising reason: They are places of movement. Hallways are rife with danger for mobility-impaired seniors. Unfortunately, because of their often-narrow design, there are few places to install a POM base unit. As a result, your medical alert necklace will be essential for falls that happen in the hallway and between rooms in your home.

·         On the Go: It goes without saying that you cannot bring your “home” base unit with you on errands and while visiting friends or family. If you leave your home, you will need an on-the-go system, like our Kelsi Pro. Most of our members choose to wear these devices around their necks for ease of use. But, for those who want a break from the pendant, we also have a handy belt loop adapter. 

Find Your Fit with Alert1

Not every medical alert system will work for every senior. Each of our members is unique, and as a result, they have unique needs. That’s why we’ve worked hard to develop a catalogue of products designed to suit a variety of senior lifestyles. If you’re a homebody, a POM base unit and emergency button necklace may be all you need. But, if you want something that can accompany you to the grocery store, we have those options, too.