Medical Alerts vs. Cell Phones: Which Keeps You Safer?
Posted on February 17, 2017
in Senior Safety & Independence
Are you having a difficult time choosing between a medical
alert and a cell phone? This is a common dilemma for many seniors. While cell
phones are great and innovative pieces of technology, they can’t do what a
medical alert can.
When you buy a cell phone, you don’t just get a phone. You
get a camera, media player, web browser, and more. Although these features are fun,
they become useless in the event of an emergency. Despite all it can do, a cell
phone lacks the reliability and peace of mind that a medical alert offers.
Alert1 medical alerts are made with you in mind.
Our medical alerts provide a promise to keep you safe. That’s why we made this
list of ways a medical alerts trumps cell phones. After reading this, you’ll
want to get your alert in no time.
Never Be Alone With the Alert1 Command Center
With a medical alert, you won’t need to remember all your
personal info during an emergency. Alert1 securely stores all your information
on file so our Command Center can focus on getting help to you as fast as
- When you
push your button, you get linked to our CSAA 5 Diamond Certified Command
Center. Our operators are multi-lingual in over 190 languages and available
24/7, keeping you safe at all times.
operator contacts somebody from your personalized Circle of Care. The
Circle of Care is your customized contact list for an emergency. You
personalize whom we contact in an emergency, whether that is a neighbor, a
family member, or 911.
Center operators tell emergency responders how to enter your home. Alert1
will keep details about hidden keys on file. Or, purchase
an Alert1 lock box and we will keep its code securely on file. This lets EMS
reach you without breaking the door or window.
Stay Protected With State-of-The-Art Fall Detection
Cell phones have many features, but fall detection isn’t one
of them. Fall detection senses the sudden movement of a fall and automatically
calls for help so you don’t have to.
- You don’t
need to press your button after a fall with automatic fall detection. You
never know when a fall will happen, and you may get knocked unconscious. Your
fall detection pendant will automatically contact the Command Center after
a fall. This gives you peace of mind 24/7, since you know help will come to
- If you
don’t respond, help will be sent. You fall and hit your head, and find you
can’t speak. A cell phone can’t help you in this situation, but an Alert1 fall
detection pendant will. The Command Center follows the customized Circle of
Care even when they don’t receive a response from you.
- Bring GPS
technology with you everywhere. Once your PAX or PAX Plus pendant senses a
fall or you press the button, it activates the GPS technology to find your exact
location. This gives you the security of knowing we will send help to you quickly,
regardless of whether you know your location or not.
detection works at home or on the go. When you do activities outdoors, clip
your PAX or PAX Plus pendant to your belt, or wear it as a necklace. At home, place
the PAX Plus in its cradle to charge, and wear the compact home pendant. In the
evening, strap on the wristband to sleep safe throughout the night. Whether you
are aging in place, or living an on-the-go lifestyle, Alert1 has you covered.
Fast and Simple in Your Time of Need
With a cell phone, you have to press many buttons before you
can make a call. This wastes precious time in an emergency. With an Alert1 medical
alert, you simply press one button for fast assistance.
- A medical alert requires just one push of the help button. With
a single button press, the Command Center operator will come on the line
and ask if you need help. They have all your info and will stay on the line
with you until help arrives, making sure you get the care you need.
- When an accident happens, you don’t have time to search for a cell
phone. With a medical alert, you will never waste time like you would with
a cell phone. You can keep your alert worn around your neck or wrist at all
times, so you won’t have to worry about misplacing it.
medical alert is waterproof and gets you quick assistance after a fall in the
bathroom is the most dangerous room in a home for slips and falls. When you
slip and fall in the shower, a cell phone won’t be able to help you. Alert1’s
help buttons are waterproof, and get you the care you need. Even if you slip
and fall on a wet bathroom floor, you’ll get immediate help with a medical
A Medical Alert Is the Way To Go
At Alert1 it’s our top priority to
provide medical alerts that will get you the help you need during an emergency.
Cell phones are great for staying in contact with the grandkids, but not so
good in emergencies.
Choosing between a medical alert
and a cell phone is more than just choosing what’s cooler, it’s about choosing what
is most useful during an emergency. A medical alert system will ensure a quick
and reliable response, and that makes all the difference in an emergency. Would
you rather live with risk, or live with peace of mind? Get your medical alert