Should Seniors Wear a Medical ID Bracelet?

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Updated 9/8/17 4:30pm | When you are unable to communicate, an Alert1 medical ID bracelet speaks for you. But do you need one? And 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 resounding YES.  

Medical 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, 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 history.

What Is a Senior Medical ID Bracelet?

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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.

Alert1’s medical ID tags come with a small compartment that opens. Within the compartment, you can place a sticker with your medical requirements on it.  

Some misconceptions among seniors on medical ID bracelets are they’re boring or unfashionable. Not so with Alert1! The Alert1 ID bracelets are designed to be stylish and functional. Lightweight, sleek, and durable, our medical alert ID bracelets will make sure you get the proper treatment you need. 

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Why Do Seniors Need a Medical ID Bracelet?

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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 time if there is an emergency and you are 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 possible.

One of the first things EMTs are trained to do when you are in distress, particularly when you are unable to speak, is to check you for a medical ID bracelet.

Alert1’s medical ID bracelets will be easily found by those who are helping you. Emergency responders will know your medical information and will be able to treat you appropriately.  

Can Seniors Dress Up Medical ID Bracelets?

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You sure can! We have two different sizes of medical ID bracelets for stylish seniors to choose from. Each bracelet is very durable and easy to take on and off. When you're out and about, you will hardly notice the lightweight medical ID bracelet.

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 sophisticated with any outfit.

What Do I Put on the Medical ID Bracelet?

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Your Alert1 medical ID bracelet comes with medical condition stickers. You can place up to 4 on your medical ID. If you have alternate information you need with your medical ID, you can have the ID refer to the medical card in your wallet. Not sure what to list? Use this list of medical conditions as a beginning reference to what information you will want to make sure EMTs have access to:

  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes 1
  • Diabetes 2
  • Blood Thinner
  • Coumadin
  • No BP/ needles left arm
  • No BP/ needles right arm
  • Penicillin Allergy
  • Heart Patient
  • Asthma
  • 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

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Medical 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. Plus, Alert1 is cheaper when compared to the costs of Life Alert.

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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