Although the importance of medical alert systems is undisputed, some elderly are still reluctant about their use. They refuse the idea of the personal emergency service and even if their younger family members subscribed them to one, they often find it to be unnecessarily forced upon them. The main reason is that they find it embarrassing to showcase they stand in need of such service. By wearing the help button in open public they believe other might find them helpless and weak, so they resist using the help button or simply stay indoors.
Small and Easy to Hide
It could be said that safety comes before personal feelings, but the truth is, protection means nothing if the user doesn’t enjoy it. Medical alert companies understand their subscriber’s feelings, so they grant several ways for elderly to overcome this problem while staying under the medical alert system’s safety net. The first innovation is the compact design of the help button: thanks to its small size and light weightiness, you can simply put it into an easily accessible place like your pocket or your case.
These characteristics also come in handy in case you disguise the help button as a belt clip or wristband. These kinds of accessories are common nowadays, and no one would make a stir about them. This way you are able to reach for them much easier, without the fuss of digging it up from the depth of your case.
A much more elegant way is to wear the help button as stylish jewelry rather than an actual emergency device. Most companies offer extra accessories, like a lanyard or a beaded necklace that transforms your life saving equipment into a fabulous pendant. Those elders who keep up with the trends may also plan forward, and seek out a medical alert provider that grants additional color variations for the help button, and not just plain white. GreatCall Splash, for example, colored its help buttons in fabulous desert silver and tahoe blue patterns.
As you can see, there is no need to be shy or reluctant about carrying the help buttons with you. Either hiding them from plain sight, or wearing them as an accessory – they serve you as an invisible guardian.
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