The Best Senior Alert Systems are Comfortable and User Friendly

In the past, we’ve discussed how the best senior alert systems are devices that you feel comfortable wearing. Whether worn around the neck, on the wrist, or on a belt holster, a medical alert system is only effective when worn properly. If you like the way your system feels and looks, you’re more likely to wear it. 

This, however, is not the only factor that makes for a great medical alert system. Not only should you feel comfortable wearing your device – you should feel comfortable using it, too. We want you to know that some companies limit the ways in which an alert system can be used. By contrast, the best senior alert systems don’t place boundaries around when you can and can’t push your button. With an Alert1 device, you’ll feel free to use your medical alert system as you see fit.

You Should Feel Comfortable Using Your Medical Alert System

Medical alert systems are simple but effective devices. In an emergency, the user presses their button and is connected to a call operator. That person then connects the user to emergency services or a member of their Circle of Care. Alert1 provides the additional service of staying on the line until help arrives. But, beyond that, there isn’t much to it.

That said, some companies place limits on when a person should or should not press their button. Many medical alert companies penalize folks who press their button too much.

Here’s why this matters: Users who are warned after pressing their button too often might overcompensate in the other direction – they may not trigger their device at all. Over time, this may lead to users conserving button pushes. In the simplest terms, this could lead to users not asking for help when they need it.

What qualifies as the best senior alert systems? Medical alert devices that not only connect users to the help they need, but encourage users to seek support. If you’re not sure if a situation warrants pressing the emergency button, you should always err on the side of caution: Push the button and talk to a call operator. 

What Makes Alert1 Different

While some companies limit the number of times a user can press their button, Alert1 is different. We will never penalize a member for using their alert system too much. In fact, we don’t think it’s possible to use your button too much. Medical alert systems are essential for seniors precisely because they are applicable in a variety of situations. Seniors should do what they can to feel safe, protected, and healthy. Whether you experience a fall, a car accident, a break-in, or something less severe, you should never hesitate to press your button. The best senior alert systems aren’t just devices that you feel comfortable wearing. You need to feel comfortable using them, too.