Medical Alert Systems: Basics and Benefits


One of the biggest worries we all have regarding our seniors, is their safety. We worry about them being alone and not being able to get the help they need - when they need it. You can't always be there if your loved one needs help. When your senior has a medical alert system, you will have the peace of mind knowing that their medical alert system bracelet or pendant is there to ensure assistance will be on its way if your senior needs it.


Independent living is important

One of the most important things to a senior is maintaining their independent living and lifestyle. Even though that need for independence gives family members cause to worry, we know it is one way that will keep them active and healthy. Giving them the opportunity to remain independent is easier and less worrisome when they are equipped with a medical alert system.


Falls are the leading cause of injuries in seniors

When a senior, living alone suffers a fall, the outcome can be serious or even fatal. A medical alert system that can alert and connect seniors to help will give them and their family members less things to worry about.


How they work

A medical alarm system comes in several forms. From medical bracelets, necklaces and pendants to household monitoring systems, seniors will know they can reach help if they need it. In the past, medical alert systems were expensive and only those with disposable income could afford them. The dramatic improvements in technology have allowed medical alert systems to fit into most budgets and are now accessible to more seniors who need them. Medical alert systems can work for those who have a landline or wireless connections. They aren't necessarily used exclusively for emergency situations, but in situations where the senior needs aid but can't get to their phone.


How to choose

The best way to choose the type of medical alert system is to identify the needs of your senior. If your senior is active and gets out frequently, they may need the type of system that uses a GPS. On the other hand, if your senior is at home most of the time and has a landline, a basic system may be the best option for them. Many seniors are reluctant to accept the idea of wearing a medical alert system and some are afraid medical alert systems are too complicated to use. Once they see that all they have to do is push a button, they will understand how convenient and easy it is to be connected to assistance when they need it. They will also feel confident in their own independence when they have a medical alert system that has a fall sensor. Preparing for emergencies is important when it comes to taking care of our loved ones. A medical alert system can help your senior continue to live with the dignity and independence they deserve.


For more information about medical alert systems

If you, or a loved one, wants to find out more about how medical alert systems can help your family, contact Alcom Lifeline Medical Alert today. Alcom Lifeline Medical Alert is the biggest and best medical alert company in the region. We are committed to offering high quality, professional service with the utmost level of integrity. Let us help you with all of your medical alert needs. Call (806) 352-2233 today or Contact Us via email. Sign Up or request an Online Quote Now. You can also visit one of our Texas locations in Amarillo, Abilene and Lubbock.


AMARILLO – (806) 352-2233

3501 S. Georgia St.

Amarillo, TX 79109


ABILENE – (325) 672-4432

4115 N. 1st St.

Abilene, TX 79603


LUBBOCK – (806) 792-1827

7212 Joliet Ave. #3

Lubbock, TX 79423