How to Identify the Ideal Personal Emergency Alarm Solution

Post from Amy Trenton

According to some surveys, about 95% of people 75 years old and older claim they want to stay in their homes indefinitely. Their desire to stay independent is perfectly natural. However, for their children, it can create a lot of stress and concern. As people get older the chances of them falling, forgetting their medications, or having unexpected emergencies significantly increase, and older persons living alone can be especially at risk when things of this nature occur.

Emergency Alarm Solutions Help Seniors Stay Independent

This is precisely why so many elderly people desire to get a personal emergency alert system. It provides peace of mind for their children and extends the amount of time they can stay in their home and feel reasonably independent. Medical emergency alerts offer immediate assistance for the elderly. Emergency alert systems are also often used by patients recuperating after surgery.

Children of Seniors Can Rest Assured Their Loved One is Safe

These personal safety alert systems help the children of aging parents rest assured that their loved one will be responded to quickly should they tumble down the stairs, forget their medication, leave the stove on, or experience some other emergency. These systems prevent accidents from happening without anyone around to notice and help. This service enables the children of seniors to feel at ease about their parents living at home.

Features and Benefits to Look For

For those looking for the best personal emergency alarm solution to get for their parent, there are numerous important things to look for. There are several factors that people need to know about in order to make the best decision.

Choosing a medical alert company is a big decision. Here are some of the questions that should be addressed when researching a emergency alert system company:

  •        Do their panic buttons have a range of at least 600 ft?
  •        Are their on-call attendants EMD certified?
  •        Do they offer panic button monitoring?
  •        What is their average response time?
  •        Are the alert buttons water proof?
  •        Is the service willing to take non-medical emergency calls when help is   needed?
  •        Are they heavily involved in the manufacturing process of their equipment or are they only distributors?
  •        What is the backup battery life on their products?
  •        How long have they been in the industry? What do current customers say about the company?
  •        Is month to month pricing with purchase option available?
  •        How often do they test the system to ensure optimal performance?

Does My Parent Need A Medical Emergency to Use the Solution?

Rescue Alert is one company that fulfills all of the above requirements. One of the things that sets Rescue Alert apart from other medical monitoring companies is that they allow their users to use the system when they need help even if it is not a medical emergency. In fact, only about 6% of all the calls received are actually medical emergencies. Rescue Alert is willing to provide their customers help for virtually any type of medical need they have.

There are several reputable companies that provide a quality emergency alert system. Finding the right one is not difficult if you know the right questions to ask. By using the information provided above, a person is better prepared to identify the best provider.

Author Bio: Amy Trenton is a marketing representative of Rescue Alert, a manufacturer of personal medical alert systems. Amy enjoys providing tips for caretakers of elderly loved ones.

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Dave Bernard is a California born and raised author and blogger with an extensive 30 year career in Silicon Valley. He has written more than 300 blogs for US News & World On Retirement and his personal blog Retirement – Only the Beginning. He has authored three books: "Are you just existing and calling it a life?"; "I want to retire! Essential Considerations for the Retiree to Be"; and " Navigating the Retirement Jungle". Dave was also a contributing writer for the books 65 Things to do when you Retire (“Positive Aging – Old is the New Young”) as well as 65 Things to do when you Retire – TRAVEL (“Travel to Discover your Family Heritage”). He lives in sunny California with his wife, his Boston Terrier "Frank" and a passion for the San Jose Sharks.