A lot of people prefer living in their own house instead of a nursing home when they get old. However, the aspect of living alone can be intimidating considering a medical emergency can occur at any time.
Fortunately, these days medical alert systems have made living alone much safer and more secure for older adults.
Monitored Medical Alert Systems
Monitored Medical Alert Systems allow the user to get help from a skilled professional at any time of the day in case of an emergency. All the user has to do is press a button in case of emergencies such as falling down, feeling dizzy and nauseous, to get in touch with a trained professional.
It is possible for the user to contact or alert the response center for any kind of severe or medical emergencies.
A standard home medical alert system comprises of the following parts:
- A base console unit: About as big as a desktop phone, the base console unit works when it is connected to a phone and a power source.
- A panic button: This help button is also referred to as an emergency button. The alarm call is activated through the base console unit after pressing this button. The user can wear it as a bracelet wristband or a necklace pendant. Another alternative is clipping it on the user’s belt.
- Monitoring response center: This is a call center with trained professionals who monitor 24/7 and help the user during emergencies.
The subscription for the majority of the medical alert systems for the elderly involves a package comprising no fee for the base console unit, the panic button, and a monthly fee for the monitoring service. These days, a growing number of people are switching to personal alarm systems that are accessible even outside the scope of their homes.