martes, 24 de marzo de 2015

Senior Medical Alert Systems

Senior Medical Alert Systems

With the transition of the baby boomers into retirement, estimated to be more than 10,000 per day, there is increasingly a transition from living independently to some type of assisted living arrangement.  For seniors living independently, whether their own home or a senior community, the decision to change the freedom of independence is often made reluctantly. Foregoing this senior independence is normally either a financial or health necessity, or combination of both.
Many seniors would prefer the freedom of a living independently, but they and their loved ones worry about what may happen if they have a medical emergency while they are living alone. Even seniors who have no mobility concerns or medical issues, may worry about what might happen if they slip and fall and cannot get up or reach a phone for help.
It is concerns like these that may lead to foregoing living independently and choosing an assisted living option earlier than may be really necessary.
Basic Medical Alert Systems - These low-cost, easy to use alert systems provide the peace of mind needed to be able to live alone and independent. With just the push of a button, the wearer is connected to a professionally trained emergency operator that can provide the help needed for the situation including contacting family, neighbors, or other members of your personalized action plan.  Note that these basic systems do NOT provide detection or monitoring services for burglary and fire protection, nor control of your living environment, for example, lighting, thermostat, door locks, etc.
Medical Alert System Use Tips – Listed below are some basic tips on using your medical alert system:
  1. Choose a medical alert system from a reputable company with high quality monitoring services..
  2. Make sure the bracelet or pendant included with the system is waterproof and has a long battery life.
  3. If living with your family, include them as your emergency contacts.  Include their cell phone numbers to easy contact.  If living in an independent community, include the office staff as your emergency contacts.  Remember that your contacts need to be available and respond quickly in the event of a medical emergency.
  4. Get to know your neighbors and, if they are alright with it, include them as emergency contacts. The more local emergency contacts that can be reached the better.
  5. Choose a medical alert system that offers easy updating of contact information.. You will need to change your medical and contact information routinely to make sure it is as up to date as possible.
  6. Consider a wireless system to allow greater flexibility in communicating with family members, since they probably have smartphones readily in use. This also eliminates issues with independent living facilities that do not have standard phone outlets.
  7. Test your medical alert system in all of the various places where you live to ensure that it will work where you move about.
NEXUS Home Security´s Wireless Senior Medical Alert system is an integrated solution for those independently living older adults and those with medical conditions that desire burglary, fire and medical alert protection, plus optional video and home automation and control services.

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