Falls in the elderly account for over 800,000 hospitalizations for injuries each year, 300,000 of which are hip fractures according to data collected by the Centers for Disease Control. More than 95 percent of hip fractures are caused by falls, and can have a detrimental impact on an older person’s ability to live independently.
Studies have shown that having a medical alert button can significantly reduce a senior’s rate of hospitalizations after experiencing a fall, and can also reduce the duration of a hospital stay should they be admitted. Over the years, Medical Guardian has provided hundreds of thousands of American families with affordable, reliable, and technologically advanced medical alert devices.
Instead of telling you what a wonderful life-saving product a medical alert button can be, we decided to let our customers tell you themselves.
Keeping Seniors Safe After A Fall
The CDC reports that one in four adults over the age of 65 experiences a fall each year. And once a senior has experienced a fall, their risk of experiencing another doubles. Research from the CDC has shown that even if an older adult falls and does not get badly injured, their fear of falling again can cause them to “cut down on their everyday activities. When a person is less active, they become weaker and this increases their chances of falling.”
But investing in a medical alert button can reduce this sense of fear and increase confidence so that older adults can keep living independently, as many of our customers have discovered:
“I had a terrible fall, pressed my wrist button, and help arrived immediately! Without Medical Guardian, who knows how long I would have been on the floor. The temperatures were extremely hot — I would have dehydrated and who knows how things would have turned out!” — Louis S.
“I used it and didn’t have to spend the night on the floor. I accidently fell on my living room floor and I couldn’t get up — then I remembered the button and pushed it. The ambulance came within a few minutes and took me to the hospital — I had broken my hip. I couldn’t reach my phone or anything else because I couldn’t move and nothing was within reach — Medical Guardian was very helpful.” — Brenda
“The time I had to use it, I tripped and fell outside. I pushed my Medical Guardian button and called the paramedics — they came right away to take me to the hospital. I wear it on my wrist so that if I have a problem, I can push the button and get help immediately.” — Kathleen
Staying Protected Wherever You Go
Medical alert devices have come a long way since their introduction to the senior market in the 1970’s. The technology has advanced, in part because it’s had to keep up with the changing lifestyle that has been adopted by older adults. Adults over 65 are more active than past generations, and we offer products that reflect that.
Whether you or a loved one need a medical alert button for inside or outside of the home, Medical Guardian has you covered so that you will always feel safe and protected, no matter where you go. Our customers use our products in different ways:
“I really love that you can go anywhere in the United States with it. I have already recommended it to friends and tell people about it when they ask. I fell one morning and could not get up — so I used it and the firemen were right there within about five minutes. I like that there is a front door lockbox where you can put your keys so they don’t have to break your door to get in.” — Brenda
“I used it a year and a half ago when I fell outside my car. You just push the button and they call in less than thirty seconds. Within probably two minutes, the ambulance showed up and took me to the hospital. Medical Guardian has been a great company and to this point I have no complaints.” — Linda
“I like that you can be anywhere and they’ll be able to get your location with the GPS. I tested it last week and it works fine. I live out in the woods and didn’t think it would work way out there but it worked pretty good. Their customer service is really good and knowledgeable on how to use the device. They were very nice and polite.” — Don
Providing Peace of Mind for Family Caregivers
It’s not just seniors who are affected by falls in the elderly; family caregivers also experience panic and anxiety thinking about their loved one being unattended and alone at home. Luckily, medical alert devices provide caregivers with the peace of mind they need to feel confident about their aging loved one living independently.
Here’s what family caregivers of Medical Guardian customers have said about our medical alert devices:
“Medical Guardian was easy to work with. It was easy to set up and most importantly, when my Mom suffered from a broken hip alone at home, everything worked as promised — potentially saving my Mom’s life!” — Debbie C.
“The set up was easy and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We have not had to utilize the service yet and I hope my Mom never has to hit the button but I am confident that she is protected.” — Eileen
“6 weeks ago, Medical Guardian saved my Dad’s life. Our Doctors said he wouldn’t be with us if he’d laid there for a while.” — Morris W.
“It’s responsive when the alert button is pressed. I feel more confident that my husband will be safe when he is not with me.” — Donna