At some point in our lives we will all need assistance from a loved one. As we age, we become less able to physically care for ourselves and we will end up leaning on those we love to help us as we move into this next stage of life. When our concerns are shifted to worry of our loved ones injuring themselves or being put in a dangerous situation, we often search for ways to protect them. This may mean taking away their independence—moving them to a facility or into our own homes but sometimes those drastic measures may not be necessary.
For individuals who are still physically capable of caring for themselves or are still living alone, a medical alert system can be a welcome companion. Here is a look at the top 5 reasons you will want to consider investing in a medical alert system.
- Medical Alert Systems Keep Your Loved Ones Safe
No matter the hour, an emergency response is only a click away. With the simple touch of a button, your loved one can be put in touch with a professional who can guide them through an emergency or dispatch emergency response to their location for medical assistance. The dispatcher can then contact emergency contacts for the individual to alert them of any important information about their loved one.
- A Medical Alert System Makes It Easy for Loved Ones to Remain Independent
With a medical alert system, you can continue to remain as independent as possible. With quick and easy communication to a 24/7 medical response team, your loved ones will be safe. With peace of mind that your loved ones can reach help if they need it, you will feel better about their safety and that they will receive a response to their needs should the need arise.
- Affordability Without Sacrificing Privacy
As we age, it’s inevitable that we will lose some of our independence and privacy as it becomes difficult to care for ourselves. In some cases, our privacy will be sacrificed simply because it’s safer to be in a facility than at home alone. Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or in-home care can be costly for any family. A medical alert system is an affordable alternative that doesn’t take away their privacy or their independence. Medical alert systems are affordable, often with low upfront costs and small monthly payments.
- Many Styles to Fit Your Needs and Lifestyle
Medical alerts are available in several styles including the most common, a pendant worn around your neck or as a wristband. Medical alerts are often waterproof, making it safe to wear in the shower or pool. And while the pioneer devices that rose to popularity several decades ago didn’t have as many options, modern devices don’t tether you to your home. Mobile devices can be purchased so that you have the flexibility to move around your community without being concerned that you will no longer be connected.
- Easy Setup and Simple to Use
Medical alert systems fit your life. Connectivity for most medical alert systems includes landlines, VoIP, or cellular phone systems which means you will not have to worry about purchasing additional services in order to accommodate your new medical alert. And since the design and functionality is so intuitive, your loved ones will not have to learn how to use it. With the simple touch of a button, they will be connected to a specially trained response team that can determine the severity of the situation and contact the appropriate parties.
Medical alert systems are an effective tool to keep your loved ones safe, independent, and comfortable during this stage of their lives. For more information on Freedom Medical Alert, contact us today!