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Getting older can present a variety of challenges; in some cases, it can even mean the loss of independence. If you or an older loved one is struggling to remain self-sufficient, you may benefit tremendously from the purchase of a medical alarm system.
The Best of Both Worlds
For many older people, the idea of moving to a nursing home is just unthinkable. But the elderly are especially prone to falls and other accidents at home. According to the CDC, 33 percent of seniors over 65 are injured every year due to falls inside the home. To an elderly person living alone, the thought of a fall, a sudden illness, or an intruder is especially frightening. Even more frightening is the thought that they may not get to the phone in time. A medical alarm system gives seniors access to help at the touch of a button, no matter where they are.
Transmitter and Base Station
A typical medical alarm system has two main components: the emergency pendant (or transmitter), and the base station. The pendant is worn around the neck or on the wrist and usually features a large, easy-to-use button that is pushed in an emergency situation. The base station—like the base of a cordless phone—is linked to the emergency pendant and connected to the telephone line.
Simplicity of Use
The device is extremely easy to use. Just push the pendant’s button, and the base automatically dials emergency services. Most base stations are equipped with a speakerphone that allows an elderly or disabled person to talk to emergency professionals.
Make an Informed Choice
When shopping for a medical alarm system, it is important to compare your options. Look at several models, and once you make your choice, be sure to test the transmitter in all areas of the home to make sure that you or your loved one is able to call for help from anywhere. Remember to check the batteries often, too.
A medical alarm system can quite literally be a lifesaver to an elderly person living alone. Seniors can live confidently with the knowledge that getting help is as easy as pushing a button. Explore our full selection of reliable medical alarms, and enjoy the added security, independence and peace of mind.