Medical Alert Wearing Options – Pendants to Wristband Medical Alerts

Your senior’s comfort with their medical alert device can ensure they’re wearing it during an emergency. However, it’s important to remember that not all types of medical alert systems will work for all seniors. We always recommend discussing comfort and preferences with your loved one before buying a system. How will they plan to wear it? Is the standard pendant okay, or would they prefer a wristband medical alert? There is a medical alert wearing option for all senior lifestyles – you just have to find what fits.

Multiple Wearing Options for Medical Alert Systems

There are three primary ways to wear a medical alert system: on your wrist, on your belt, and around your neck. No matter what your senior friend’s style or preference, there is sure to be a wearing option to suit their lifestyle. 

Each medical alert wearing option has certain benefits and disadvantages.

·          Around the Neck: This is thetraditional way to wear a medical alert system. It keeps the button accessible and visible. This ensures that your senior is able to push the button in the case of an emergency. However, pendant medical alerts can be very conspicuous. For seniors who feel self-conscious about their devices, this could prevent them from wearing their devices altogether. 

·         On the Wrist: Wristband medical alerts can look just like watches. Sleek and inconspicuous, they keep the button close to the body for easy reach in an emergency. Unfortunately, wrist options don’t often include fall detection. While current technology can reliably detect falls in a pendant, it is harder to distinguish falls from everyday arm movements. If you want a medical alert system with fall detection, a wrist option might not fit your needs.

·         On the Belt: Some alert systems, like our Kelsi and Kelsi Pro, can be placed into a belt loop adapter. This allows the alert to look just like a cell phone clip. One of the only downsides here is that not everyone wears pants with belt loops. This means that not everyone will be able to use this wearable.

Remember that all medical alert system wearing methods have many benefits and only a slight drawback. What’s important is that your loved one finds a comfortable way to wear their device. The more options available, the more likely your senior is to wear their system, and the more likely they are to either press their button or have access to help in an emergency.


Finding the Medical Alert You Need from Alert1

We know that pendant medical alert systems aren’t for everybody. That’s why we at Alert1 strive to ensure we have a wearing option that suits everyone’s needs. If you’re interested in trying a wristband medical alert, we can help guide you to the right product. All our in-the-home options, including those with fall detection, come with a medical alert button that is compatible with any of our wristband accessories. We also have wristband options that come with our fall detection home system. 

Alert1 also has a variety of wristband colors available. This allows our users to style their medical alert systems in a way that best suits their image and personality. If your loved one is hesitant about wearing a medical alert necklace, they’re likely amenable to other options, like a wristband medical alert. You just have to know how to ask.