You don’t think about a small device being able to save lives, but when it comes to the medical alert device, that’s exactly what it does everyday. We should probably all wear a medical alert button of some type, but they are most helpful for people who have medical problems such as heart disease, risk of stroke or even severe allergies. Just imagine being able to get medical help at the push of a button around your neck or wrist in the event you were in crisis. For millions of Americans, that’s exactly what an alert device does for them! One of the many benefits of a medical alert necklace or bracelet is that the call center stores all your specific medical details, so when an ambulance is dispatched to you, they know ahead of time about your medical history. This saves precious time making major decisions that can mean the difference between life or death.
Medical alert systems can definitely save lives, but not just for the elderly person who falls and potentially breaks a hip or leg, as we so often see depicted in the commercials. Think about those with allergies that are life threatening, or those who are at risk for a stroke, or even those who have a high risk of seizure. Let’s talk about some of the types of medical alert systems and how they are integrated.
Types Of Medical Alert Devices
Medical alert devices or buttons can be worn around the wrist as a watch or bracelet, or as a necklace, which is more common place. They both can be easily hidden so as not to impede on the patient’s personal style. There are so many options now available that you can actually have style and function! Both of these styles sound alrms that are audible from a long distance, helping the appropriate first responders to get to you as quickly as possible.
There is another model that has the ability to dial out several different contact numbers that are pre-programmed. In the event of an emergency, the monitoring system will first try to make contact with the patient and if they don’t get a response, they can contact any or all of the people on the contact list to come check on the patient. Of course, they can also dispatch medical emergency services at any time as well. Many models also have a pre-recorded message telling the person that it attempts to contact that there is a medical emergency and to check on the person as soon as possible. If there is a caregiver, they can be reached up to 100 feet by alarm when the button is pushed. These systems are very affordable—perhaps more than you might think!
Gone are the days when medical alert bracelets or necklaces are bulky and obvious. Today, they can even be quite stylish and they have gotten so much smaller as technology has progressed. If you like, they even come in gold or silver tone and can be worn as a charm bracelet! You can wear them more like jewelry these days and there’s surely a model that will fit your personal style. They are discreet, yet visible enough for your personal medical info to be engraved on it.
There are break-away designs now as well and we highly recommend them. If at all possible, this type of model should be absolutely required, especially for the elderly. In the event that a crisis occurs and the patient should get it tangled up or caught on something, the risk of choking or strangling is eliminated with the break-away design of medical alert necklace. They will simply come off if too much pressure is put on them.
Medical alert devices save lives. There’s no questioning that. If you have a loved one with any type of medical problem who lives alone, then you cannot afford to NOT have a medical alert device in place. Especially the elderly patients who live alone. Medical alert systems keep them independent as long as possible and allows them to maintain living in their own homes for as long as possible. This means a longer, more peaceful life for them as they stay in the place they love, and peace of mind for their loved ones or children who need to know they are taken care of quickly in the event of an emergency. Call us today with any questions and let us help you get the peace of mind you deserve for you and your loved ones!
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Medical Alert Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579