The Advantages of Owning a Medical Alarm
Maybe you often hear sales people or those who have been using a medical alarm system for their aging parent touting the advantages or benefits one can get from using senior alarms, and you’ve probably wondered if there’s any truth to the claims at all. Yes, the claims are true, but maybe you’ll need to read the details first. So we have made an effort to outline some of the most obvious advantages of using a reliable medical alert system.
The senior’s safety is assured with a medical alarm.
The medical alarm system’s raison d’ etre, first and foremost, is to ensure the senior’s safety. That is the most important consideration. The medical alert must be reliable and efficient enough (remember, if you’re lucky, you’ll probably be using it very rarely, so those “very rare instances” must count) to make the senior feel secure living alone in their home. Studies indicate that majority of senior citizens figure in medical emergencies right in their own home.
Due to their increasingly fragile physical condition, most otherwise normal daily activities begin to take on a sinister quality about them: merely reaching out to the jar of flour in the cupboard, for example, or standing on a chair to replace a light bulb could easily end up in disaster or a serious accident. The thing is that a senior person living alone in their home cannot afford to simply stop engaging in these ordinary daily tasks—they still want to cook their food or tend their own garden. The solution provided by a medical alarm system is clear: they can engage in all normal activities with the definite assurance that there is always somebody “watching” you. Not literally, of course, but at least someone at the medical alarm system’s monitoring center will respond to you the very moment you push that medical alarm’s panic button.
Moreover, the children of the aging parent who happen to be living away or in another house can have their much-needed peace of mind. With a medical alarm system, they can stop worrying or at least ease down a bit.
It’s very easy to use.
Medical alarm systems have been designed primarily for the usage of senior citizens. And as you know, seniors either don’t have the patience or the strength to read through extensive product manuals. That is why a typical device is “plug and play”—you plug the base unit to your phone line, then wear the device either on your wrist or around your neck, and that’s it. Whenever needed, the senior only has to press the button. The base unit can also serve as a two-way loudspeaker communication between the wearer and the monitoring center during an emergency.
Designed to be worn at all times.
Manufacturers and designers of medical alarms plan their products with the typical daily activities of a senior in mind, with emphasis on durability, functionality and convenience. For example, as studies indicate that most senior citizens figure in an accident in the bathroom (slipping on the wet tiled floor is a very common type of bathroom-related accident), the typical medical alarm device is designed to be properly waterproof. This means when the medical alarm system provider says “you must wear the device at all times,” they practically mean it and they expect the wearer to abide by this instruction for maximum protection.
Guaranteed 24/7 coverage.
A medical alarm system’s usefulness is in direct proportion to how reliable it actually is in terms of assuring that the senior is monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You never know when an accident happens, that’s why the whole system is designed to be at your beck and call the very instant you need it. The monitoring center of a medical alarm system provider operates in round-the-clock shifts. The center is staffed with highly trained personnel, and it never sleeps. The medical alarm system provider knows that the response window to a medical emergency is only brief—what if the senior falls from a chair and is unable to reach the phone?—so they go to great lengths to ensure that response is instantaneous the moment the senior presses that alarm button.