How A Medical Alert Device Can Actually Make You More Independent

by Hilary Young on July 27, 2016

How A Medical Alert Device Can Actually Make You More Independent

The way we think about independence ebbs and flows throughout our lifetime. In our youth, independence meant living on your own without your parents. As we grow older and have families, independence becomes more about taking a break from our responsibilities. Once our kids leave home and we’re on our own once again, independence means aging well and staying healthy.

Contrary to popular belief, medical alert systems can actually help you remain more independent as you age. The key, however, is finding the best emergency alert system for you.

In-Home Solutions

Seniors who live alone might face objections from friends and family who are concerned for their safety. With an emergency alert system, though, concerned parties can have more peace of mind when it comes to senior independence. When it comes to medical alert systems, seniors can remain completely independent in their own homes as they age, but will never be alone should an emergency occur.

For those who only want to invest in medical alert systems for the home, Medical Guardian offers two different options: the Classic Guardian and the Home Guardian.

The Classic Guardian

The Classic Guardian is the most cost-efficient way to remain protected at home and connects you to the Medical Guardian monitoring center using your existing landline telephone service. The Classic Guardian has one of the longest ranges of service on the medical alert systems market, in addition to having a 32-hour backup battery should you lose power at home. When an emergency occurs or when you would like to be connected to the monitoring center, simply press the emergency button around your neck or wrist and within moments, you will be able to speak with a 9-1-1 trained operator.

The Home Guardian

If you’re looking for an upgraded version of the Classic Guardian, the Home Guardian not only has added bells and whistles, like a digital screen that tells you the battery level and indoor temperature, but it also does not require a landline telephone to connect to the monitoring center. Working off a national cellular network, pressing your emergency button with the Home Guardian will wirelessly connect you to help when you need it.

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Solutions For Home And On-The-Go

Of course, feeling confident about your independence shouldn’t stop when you leave the house. Because of natural changes that occur within our bodies as we age, it’s not uncommon for seniors to start experiencing falls outside of the house. Whether on pavement that is in disrepair, uneven ground or even just due to wearing the wrong shoes, balance can get the best of us and lead to potentially harmful injuries.

If you’re interested in maintaining your independence outside of the house--whether to run errands, visit with friends and family, or even taking your dog for a walk, Medical Guardian’s Mobile Guardian and Premium Guardian medical alert systems are wonderful options.

The Mobile Guardian

The Mobile Guardian is a GPS-enabled device that is small enough to fit in a purse or a pocket and travel with you wherever you go. The built-in GPS, which stands for Global Positioning System, will only be utilized in emergencies to identify your location to first responders, so you never have to worry about having to describe your exact location to an emergency operator. The Mobile Guardian works in all areas that have cell service, and can be taken with you on vacation, truly making it one of the best ways to maintain your independence as you age.

The Premium Guardian

If you’re looking to add another layer of protection onto a mobile medical alert device, then the Premium Guardian is your best match! With all the same benefits as the Mobile Guardian, the Premium Guardian has the additional amenity of automatic fall detection. The technology behind automatic fall detection is able to sense when a fall has occurred and trigger a call to the monitoring center. This extra safety net you get with Premium Guardian can ensure your well-being in situations where you might be rendered unconscious.

Gain Independence with Medical Guardian

Medical Guardian has helped thousands of seniors across the country feel more confident about living on their own. A medical alert device can actually help you gain more independence as you age--but you won’t know until you see for yourself!

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