WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING A HOME MEDICAL ALERT SYSTEM
Purchasing a home medical alert system, such as a bracelet or pendant, can be overwhelming: there are a variety of types at various price points. When looking for the right home medical alert system, here are a few things to keep in mind before deciding: Does the medical alert system work for your specific needs? What types of home medical alert systems are available? Do you need a landline or home phone to use this product? How does the home medical alert system work? Can you contact loved ones as well as emergency assistance?
DOES THE HOME MEDICAL ALERT SYSTEM WORK FOR YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS?
If you have a specific condition, like problems walking, you may want to purchase a medical alert device tailored for that issue. For example, some devices include fall detection, which ensure you get the help you need if a fall occurs. You do not need to push a button for help with this feature. Talk to your medical alert system company with your specific concerns to find out which device would be the best fit for your own issues.
WHAT TYPES OF HOME MEDICAL ALERT SYSTEMS ARE AVAILABLE?
Medical alert systems come in many forms, such as pendants and bracelets. Choose a device that is simple for you to use at your convenience. Many options are waterproof so you never need to take them off.
Make sure you purchase a home medical alert system that has power backup in case of a blackout or other power outage. If you fall or need help during a power outage, you want to be sure you get the help you need.
There are also wall devices you can install in your home. If you are not wearing your medical alert device and need help, you can still push a button on the wall to get assistance. Wall units are a good secondary system to the pendants and bracelets.
DO YOU NEED A LANDLINE OR HOME PHONE TO USE A HOME MEDICAL ALERT SYSTEM?
Many of the older medical alert systems, as well as the less expensive ones, require a landline to function. Convenient wireless units run on rechargeable batteries. These units are favorable because you can be as far from the base of the system as you like.
If you want to make sure you are protected no matter where you are, make sure you choose a wireless model. This choice will keep you protected no matter how far you are from home. If you mostly stay at home, a traditional medical alert system that connects to a landline should work well and will cost less. Traditional systems usually allow roughly 400 to 600 feet between you and the base to work.
HOW DOES THE HOME MEDICAL ALERT SYSTEM WORK?
When you push the button on the system, emergency assistance is dispatched immediately. Some systems include two-way communication to talk directly to an operator and discuss the extent of your issue.
CAN YOU CONTACT LOVED ONES AS WELL AS EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE?
In many cases, you can set up your medical alert system to notify family members in addition to calling for paramedic assistance. With this feature, loved ones can be by your side in the event of an emergency.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Knowing how to prepare for emergencies is important for anyone, especially those who use or are considering using a medical alert device. Would you like more information about medical alert devices? Call the experts at Alcom/Lifeline at (806) 352-2233 or Contact Us by email with your questions and concerns. Sign Up / Get a Quote Now - You can also visit one of our Texas locations in Amarillo, Abilene, or Lubbock.
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