Maybe you've had a recent scare – a fall that left you stranded on the floor for hours, a stroke, an extended stay in the hospital. Or perhaps you are considering a medical alert button for an aging parent. You don't want to be forced to send them to a nursing home, but can't think of another option. You've heard about alert buttons, but you're not sure if you need one, or if they will work for you. Chances are, if you are here, considering a medical alert system, you need one. Here is a checklist to see if you or your loved one would be a good candidate for an alert system from Medical Guardian.
- Are you 65 or older? Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that more than a third of seniors 65 and older experience a fall each year, and chances of falling increase every year. An Alert System for seniors can send help quickly.
- Have you experienced a fall in the past? This is the greatest predictor for how likely you are to fall again. Those seniors who experience a fall are twice as likely to fall again within the same year. Additionally, those seniors who fall become afraid of falling, reducing quality of life. Protection and Peace of mind can easier be accomplished by wearing a Medical Alert Button for seniors.
- Do you have a serious medical condition or limited mobility? These factors greatly increase your risk of injury and need for immediate medical attention. Medical Alert Buttons are important to have as medications prescribed to seniors can also lead to falls.
- Do you live alone? No one wants to be alone in an emergency. If you fall and spend hours on the floor, you will suffer greater injury and slower recovery. Every person 65 or older living alone should have the protection of medical alert buttons and other alert system equipment.
- Are you alone for long periods of time during the day? Even if you live with a family member, they may work long hours or have to leave you by yourself at some point. Any time you spend alone is a potential for a devastating injury without a Personal Medical Alert Button. Similarly, you may live with an aging spouse who cannot help in the event of an emergency.
- Does your loved one live in another town or state? Many children of aging parents no longer choose to live in the same town as their loved ones, making it impossible to provide help in the event of an emergency. With a Medical Alert System Button, help is only moments away if necessary.
- Has your loved one experienced a fall in the past? This is the greatest predictor for whether or not they will fall again, and the potential for serious injury increases with every incident. A medical alert watch will summon help immediately in the event of another fall.
- Do you worry about your loved one having a fall? Whether they've already had a fall or not, are you concerned about the possibility of them having a serious accident? Wouldn't you feel better knowing they had an alert button to use to summon help?
- Do you call your loved one every day to check on them? If you have to call your aging loved one every day to make sure they are ok, you are clearly concerned about them having a serious accident. Peace-of-mind comes with knowing your loved one is wearing an elderly medical alarm button.
If you answered yes to even one question above, you or your loved one are in need of a personal medical alert button system. Medical Guardian is recommended by doctors and hospitals for good reason-we help seniors live longer, more fulfilling lives in their own homes. Don't delay getting yourself or your loved one medical alert equipment so that they have the help they desperately need in an emergency. Call 1-800-499-2700 now to get started with a medical alarm button for independence and peace of mind.