Should Seniors Wear a Medical ID Bracelet?
Posted on July 02, 2014
in Senior Safety & Independence
Updated 8/25/15 1:12pm | When you
are unable to communicate, an Alert1 medical
ID bracelet speaks for you. But do you need one? Are they actually helpful?
If you have any sort of medical condition that requires specialized treatment,
especially one that is non-visible, the answer to both of those questions is a
ID bracelets are crucial to evaluating senior health in emergency
situations. They are the first things EMTs look for when you need help. The
medical id tells them how to best treat you when you need help. Alert1 now
offers medical ID bracelets for men and medical ID bracelets for
women in a variety of styles so you can be safe and stylish. With a medical ID
you don’t need to worry about your ability to tell responders your medical
What is a senior medical ID bracelet?
A medical ID bracelet is a
medical ID tag that is part of a bracelet so it can be worn around the wrist.
The front of the tag has the universal medical star symbol on it. The back has
space for your medical information. Alert1’s medical ID tags come with a set of
16 medical stickers, and up to 4 can be placed on the tag. Some
misconceptions among seniors on medical ID bracelets are they’re boring or
unfashionable. The Alert1 ID bracelets are
available in several different styles, each designed to be comfortable and
Why do seniors need a medical ID bracelet?
Emergency responders need to know
if you have a medical condition so that they can provide you with the help you
need. If you are unable to communicate what is wrong, it can be very difficult
for emergency responders to diagnose you. With a medical ID bracelet, they can save
precious in the instance you’re unresponsive. They will know exactly what
is causing your symptoms as well as what treatments to avoid and which to give.
This information will aid them in treating you as quickly and efficiently as
One of the first things EMT’s are
trained to do when you are in distress, particularly when you are unable to
speak, is check you for a medical ID bracelet. Alert1’s medical ID bracelets
will be easily found by those who are helping you. A quick flip of the ID and emergency
responders will know your medical information and will be able to treat you
Can seniors personalize medical ID bracelets?
You sure can! We offer several different
designs of medical ID bracelets for stylish seniors to choose from. Each
bracelet is very durable and easy to take on and off. Whether you choose a
classic or more personalized style, you will hardly notice the lightweight
medical id bracelet.
The Alert1 Figaro Chain medical ID
bracelet has a
neutral and classic design that is great for both men and women. It is made of
a stainless steel link chain. It features sturdy clasps that are secure but
also easy to take off.
The Alert1 Stretch Band medical ID
bracelet features a
stretch cord - perfect for those who don’t want to have to unclasp a bracelet
to put it on or take it off. This bracelet is made of polished stainless steel with that looks sophistacted with any outfit.
The Silver Pearl Medical ID Bracelet features silver Swarovski crystals and stainless steel durable clasps. This elegant bracelet has a neutral pewter tone so you can pair it with any outfit for a classy look.
The Under the Sea Medical ID Bracelet has a variety of gray pearls and clear beads that can accent any look. Don't let its delicate design fool you! The gray pearls are held together with sturdy, steel wire. Wear this stylish medical ID every day for peace of mind, so you can stay safe and get fast help in any medical emergency.
And of course, in addition to choosing the style of your medical ID bracelet, you will be able to personalize your medical ID with your medical information.
What do I put on the medical ID?
medical ID bracelet comes with 16 medical condition stickers. You can place up
to 4 on your medical ID. If you have alternate information you need on your
medical ID, the Alert1 ID bracelet is easily engraved with your information.
The complete list of medical conditions on the stickers include the following:
- Diabetes 1
- Diabetes 2
- Blood Thinner
- No BP/ needles left arm
- No BP/ needles right arm
- Penicillin Allergy
- Heart Patient
- Peanut Allergy
- Seizure Disorder
- Gastric Bypass No Blind NG Tube
- High Blood Pressure
- Drug Allergy
- Food Allergy
Medical ID bracelets prepare seniors for medical emergencies
ID bracelets speak for you when you can’t. They help avoid misdiagnosis and
delayed treatment. Medical ID’s are one of the most cost effective methods to
stay safe and get help fast during emergencies. Pair your medical ID bracelet with a fall
detection pendant for an extra layer of protection. Medical
alert systems make it easy for you to call for help. They get you the help
you need, fast. Nobody plans to have a medical emergency, but it’s a good idea
to be prepared. Your Alert1 medical ID bracelet will keep you safe so you can
have some peace of mind.
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