Are you responsible for a disabled person who is forced to spend a lot of time alone, either in your home or in their own? Or perhaps you are the primary caregiver, and having to be there constantly is taking its toll on your life. Having peace of mind about the well being of our loved ones who are at risk in terms of their health is at the forefront of our minds. Medical alert systems are an excellent help in the circumstances described above. The advantages are numerous and diverse. Not only does such a system free up time for you, the caregiver, who under other circumstances would only be able to leave your loved one for short periods, it also gives the person in question a lot more independence, allowing him or her the feeling of coping alone to a certain extent and not feeling crowded in all the time. And at the same time you can both rest assured that help is there when needed with the push of a button.
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Suitable for All People with Disabilities
Most companies present their medical alert systems as a solution for elderly, since they make up the largest user base for these devices. However, most medical alert systems are designed to be used by people of all ages with various medical conditions and needs. The emergency button that the wearer needs to push for instance is also easy to use for kids, teens and adults of all ages. These lightweight devices often work within a 1.000ft range from base to unit and are waterproof with most companies, making them suitable for the active lifestyle of young wearers as well.
The control centers watching over the medical alarm 24/7 are highly trained caregivers who are used to communicating with different types of users. You can provide the medical alert company with detailed information on the medical condition of the person you’re caring for along with your contact details and those of doctors and other important caregivers to ensure that your loved one will be able to get appropriate help at all times.
Afraid Your Loved One Might Fall or Get Lost?
Many people with a disability are more vulnerable to falling dangerously and being unable to get up again or call for help. Pushing the emergency button on the medical bracelet or necklace they’re wearing may not be possible due to this, making it indispensable to opt for a medical alert system that supports fall detection. A device that uses such technology detects that the wearer fell down and will automatically send an alert to the medical monitoring company.
There are companies offering medical alarm systems that are fitted with the latest GPS technology to help you track down your loved one when he, she is lost. These devices work through cellular networks, so they offer the same flexibility and mobility like your cell phone. The wearer doesn’t need to push the button to signal through coordinates, the device is constantly sending through information on its position. That way, the monitoring center can inform you and emergency responders about the location of your loved one even if the person isn’t pushing the button for help.