Before we explain exactly how a medic alert system works, it is important to know that every year more than one-third of seniors 65 and older experience a fall at home, and any senior will tell you that the event can be terrifying, especially if you spend hours or even days on the floor, waiting for help to arrive. In an emergency, it is critical that you receive help immediately to reduce injury and increase your chances of survival and recovery. Even if injuries are not serious, without a medic alert system many seniors develop a fear of falling, causing them to limit their activities which leads to reduced mobility and physical fitness- actually increasing their actual risk of falling and reducing their quality of life. An elderly alert system from Medical Guardian can alleviate most of the long term risk many seniors face everyday!
The medic alert system from Medical Guardian now helps thousands of seniors nationwide regain a sense of security and independence. Our medic alert service combines over 30 years of experience with the latest technology to provide seniors with a medic alert system that is reliable and easy to use. Get the medic alerts assistance you need in just three simple steps:
Step 1: If you need help, just press your medic alert button. You should wear your medic alert button at all times; it is waterproof and can be worn on your wrist, on a pendant, or on a belt clip. When pressed, the elderly alert button sends a wireless signal to the base station, which notifies the monitoring center of an emergency.
Step 2: Within moments of pressing your medical alert button, a medically trained operator will speak to you over the two-way speaker box to ask if you need help. The operator has access to your profile, which contains your medical information, as well as contact information for your local emergency services and your friends and family, so you can get exactly the help you need. If you are unable to speak for any reason, we will automatically send emergency personnel.
Step 3: Help is on the way! Our operator will stay on the line with you until help arrives and will notify friends and family members of the situation.
Your personal safety consultant will help you customize your medic alert system & service to best fit your needs by creating a profile containing your medical history, contact information for your preferred doctors and hospitals, and any medications you are taking. You will also be asked to provide contact information for friends and family members to be notified in the event that your medic alert system is activated.
Medical Guardian can easily be moved with you, so you can continue to enjoy your medic alerts service whether you go on vacation, have a part time residence, or make a permanent move. Just notify the monitoring center of your new location, and you're done.
Why do I need a medic alert if I have a cell phone?
More tech-savy seniors wonder why they would need a medic alert device if they already have a cell phone to call for help in an emergency. Unlike cell phones, medic alert systems are designed to be reliable and easy to use, even in the most stressful of situations. The medic alert button is designed to be worn at all times, so it is always within easy reach. Medical Guardian's medic alert button is waterproof and can be worn in the bathtub and other slippery places where accidents happen that cell phones cannot go. Elderly alert systems have a battery backup and never need to be charged like other mobile devices. And unlike cell phones, medic alarm buttons are easy to use and ensure a prompt connection to help -no searching for service or Call today at 1-800-310-5400 to get started with our Medic Alert System!