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Monday, April 2, 2012

What You Need to Know About Medical Alert Systems

Medical alert systems are very helpful in keeping our elderly safe while they stay at home on their own. These systems are actually security systems that are focused on keeping our beloved senior safe by having a team monitoring them 24 hours a day. These are what our elderly needs in order to continue living in their own home as long as they can.

Today, the advancement of technology allows us to protect and monitor our beloved while they are at home. This is similar to the conventional monitored alarm system that has a security company monitoring the activity of the system. Normally, the security company will install the system in your home. The function of the system is similar to a regular alarm system. It will trigger or send a signal to the monitoring company once it is triggered or activated.

The only difference of medical alert systems to other security alarm systems is the medical emphasis that it puts on a particular person. Instead of the usual remote control that will turn on or off an alarm system, a wearable device is given to a person who needs care or help. These devices are a one-push button that will activate the system and send it to the monitoring team. The monitoring team will send paramedics to the home of the elderly, at the same time inform the contact person of the elderly. The one-push buttons are usually in the form of necklace pendants or wristbands that the elderly can wear while at home.

Today, most people are in favor of getting these systems for their elderly parents. This is because most seniors don't want to stay in a nursing home or assisted facilities. Staying in such places will only make their health and physical well-being deteriorate because they no longer do the things that they do when they are at home.

Medical alert systems are really useful when it comes to making sure that our seniors are safe when they are left alone at home. These systems ultimately give you peace of mind knowing that your elderly parents can get the help that they need in case of emergencies with a push of the button in their pendant or wristband. A team of paramedics will be on their way to your parent's location in case something goes wrong. Meanwhile, you are confident that whatever happens, you will be the first person to be called by the monitoring team.

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