Why Do I Need a Medical Alert System?
Every year, more than one-third of seniors 65 or older will experience a fall at home. If alone and unable to move, these seniors are not able to contact help. Seniors can spend hours, or even days, on the ground waiting for help. Serious injuries need to be treated immediately, and the more hours left unattended limits the chances of recovery. A fall or medical crisis can be so severe that timely help can mean the difference between life and death. A medical alert system, like the top-rated Medical Guardian, ensures that you or your loved one is never alone, never without help, and protected 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Research has found that fear of a fall causes many seniors to limit their activity level. Limiting movements causes reduced mobility, balance and physical ability – actually leading to more falls, and also introducing anxiety and depression to many seniors’ lives. The Medical Guardian medical alert system provides confidence and peace of mind to the elderly, and their families. This sense of security leads to a fuller, more active, and happier life for senior citizens.
Providing 24/7 safety and support in much more than medical crises, the Medical Guardian response center can dispatch the local police or fire department in the event of a break-in or fire.
How To Use Our Medical Alert System
In times of high stress or anxiety it is difficult think clearly and make crucial decisions. Because of this response to critical situations, your medical alert system should be easy-to-use and complication-free. With the Medical Guardian medic alert system, the process couldn’t be simpler and more user friendly. Even for seniors who suffer from memory and cognition difficulties, the process is clear and intuitive.
Get help in three simple steps:
Step 1: Press the button on your Medical Guardian pendant.
The small pendant can be attached to a belt, worn around the neck, or around the wrist. While you are home, the device should be worn at all times. Because it is 100% waterproof, the pendant can be worn in the shower or bath.
When pressed, the device sends a wireless signal to the device’s base station, in your home. This base station alerts the monitoring center of an emergency.
Step 2: Communicate with a certified medical operator.
Within moments of pressing the button on your Medical Guardian you will be contacted, via a two-way radio in the device, to a certified and trained emergency responder. The operator will assess your situation and help you determine what type of help you need. Able to access your file, the responder can view your medical profile, medications, preferred doctors, local hospital, and contact information for friends and family members. This means you don’t have to worry about an ambulance being sent to your home anytime you use the Medical Guardian system. You can arrange to have a neighbor come over, have a family member called, or anyone else you designate as a contact. If you are unable to respond, operators will send local emergency personnel to your home.
Step 3: Help is on the way!
After determining the action needed, the Medical Guardian responder will stay on the line with you. Trained to respond in any variety of emergency and medical situations, the operator can provide safety, medical advice, and counseling to help while you are waiting for assistance. The operator will also notify your designated contacts of the situation and arrange for their help.
Completely portable, the Medical Guardian medical alert system can go anywhere you do. You can bring the security and peace-of-mind of Medical Guardian with you when you are on vacation, visiting family, or even permanently moving within the United States. Just plug the base station into the wall, notify the monitoring center of your new location, and you are done. Medical Guardian provides service in all 50 states, allowing you to travel with confidence.
Combining the latest technology with over 30 years of experience, Medical Guardian proudly helps thousand of seniors regain a sense of security and independence.