Who Should Have a Personal Emergency Response System?
There are many different circumstances contributing to the need for a medical alert system. Our subscribers include those at risk of losing their independence or their opportunity to make choices, or those who are alone for any part of the day or night. While most emergency response subscriptions are related to elderly care, some use medical emergency monitoring while recovering from surgery. Our emergency alerts are also configurable to operate as a silent alarm for domestic violence victims.
Benefit From Medical Emergency Alarm Monitoring
There are many different circumstances contributing to the need for a medical alert system. If someone is at risk of losing their independence, their opportunity to make choices, or they are alone for any part of the day or night, they are candidates for Rescue Alert’s personal emergency alert services.
While most emergency response subscribers are interested in a senior alarm, there are many other uses for Personal Emergency Response Systems. Our short-term subscribers often use medical emergency alarm monitoring while recovering from surgery. Rescue Alert’s month-to-month service option is an ideal choice in such cases. Our emergency alerts can also be configured to operate silently and are used as a silent alarm for domestic violence victims. See the bulleted list below for more suggested uses of Emergency Alert Systems.
- 55 plus years of age
- Death of a spouse
- Falling tendencies
- Latch-Key children
- Non-English speaking
- Physically disabled persons
- Poor motor or dexterity skills
- Mentally disabled persons
- Recuperation after surgery
- Rehabilitation after injury
- Domestic violence victim
- Living alone
Children who worry about their parents being alone and unable to call for help often sign up their parents with a subscription only to discover that they don’t want the medical alarm and refuse to use it. This is a common problem faced by children concerned about their aged parents. It is unfortunate that it often takes an event like a fall before your loved one realizes the benefit of medical alerts.
Here are some discussion points to help convince your loved ones that they need a medical alert system. For additional information, please refer to this Health Care for the Elderly article.
Get the service before you actually need it. Sometimes new subscribers forget that they are wearing a panic button. If they have been using a medical alert system for a year or two before they need it, they tend to remember it in an emergency situation.
The first fall is often devastating. Sometimes it takes an initial fall for someone to realize that they really do need help contacting their family in an emergency situation. Unfortunately, falling down and breaking a hip and then waiting several hours to be discovered takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll. Often the general health and resilience of the person is never the same after the experience. When an accident happens, responding quickly makes all the difference.
Let the idea sink in. Don’t just mention the idea of medical emergency alarm monitoring once and then leave it at that. Talk about it over several weeks. Bring it up several times and let the recipient ponder the idea. After you mention your concerns, they will start to recognize those concerns themselves. Soon they will see the value of a system that links them to their family during an emergency.
The subscriber’s loved ones benefit too. Family members frequently worry about the health and welfare of a loved one who may be at risk. Knowing that help can be summoned with the touch of a button provides peace of mind to these family members too.
It is not just calling for help. Rescue Alert’s response center doesn’t just call public emergency services for you. Calls are placed to any family member on your list who has asked to be notified of an incident. We have received many letters from people close to a Rescue Alert subscriber who are grateful that our services enabled them to meet their loved one at a health facility as soon as possible.