If you’re responsible for helping an elderly or infirmed loved one maintain their independence, one of the first tasks on your list is likely to be selecting a wearable pendant medical alert system. What are the things you should consider when making this selection? The first thing you should keep top of mind is what you need this system to do.
Call for Help
If your loved one has a medical emergency, a fire or some other event that requires an immediate response, you need that wearable device to call for help. It should connect to a live security agent who has a direct line to emergency services like police or fire.
Unfortunately, one out of three senior citizens sustain a fall every year. Your loved one’s medical alert system should detect a fall the moment it happens, and automatically respond to the wearer to assure them that help is on the way.
Provide Medication Monitoring
One of the biggest concerns you may have is whether your loved one will remember to take their medication at the right times. That’s why their wearable medical alert system should have built-in technology that reminds them when it’s time to do this.
Track Location via GPS
Whether your loved one is still driving or not, their pendant should be able to track where they are at all times using GPS technology. This is especially important if a memory disorder may be on the horizon.
A great bonus of a medical alert system is a bed sensor, which can send an alert to the monitoring center if the wearer has not moved in bed for a prolonged period of time.
Other important details include battery life, range and mobility, and whether it is waterproof enough to be worn in the shower (most medical alert pendants are not able to be completely submerged in a bathtub or pool). To speak with an experienced provider of medical alert systems, Pennsylvania residents can call Park Medical Alert. We will be happy to answer your questions.
About Park Medical Alert
Living with an elderly parent is certainly a joy, but it can also be a challenge. With the right precautions, however, you can make the experience much easier on everyone involved. To learn more about medical alert systems in Pennsylvania, call Park Medical Alert today at (814) 667-4371.
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