5 Reasons You Need a Medical Alert System

One of the best things about Medical Alert systems is that there is an option for everyone–including those who refuse to slow down.
There is a misconception that the only people who should consider investing in a medical alert system are elderly or impaired. But the reality is, medical alert systems are beneficial to anyone who likes the peace of mind that comes with having 24/7 emergency protection. With Medical Alert products, you have immediate access to medical assistance, plus police and fire responders. So, if you experience a break-in, hear a strange noise in the middle of the night or smell smoke, you can be confident that someone is standing by ready to help. And, if you opt for fall detection technology, you can also be confident that if you happen to fall and can’t get to a phone–or even to your help button, an operator will still be notified. Talk about security. So really, medical alert systems are for everyone. They provide an unparalleled sense of safety and protection and ultimate peace of mind. Still questioning if medical alert systems are for you? Check out our list of five circumstances that absolutely warrant having one of these emergency response devices on hand:

1. You Live Alone

Living alone has its perks–you can set your own schedule and come and go as you please. But with that independence also comes some risk. Living alone can mean that if you experience an accident, medical emergency or break-in, you are on your own to navigate the crisis. Joan, a Medical Alert customer, can attest that the benefits of having an emergency response system extend beyond obvious medical reasons: “My mother’s Medical Alert unit saved her life! She was robbed at gunpoint recently, but she pressed her button, and the machine scared the robber away.” Medical Alert systems allow you to still enjoy the independence you love without having to live in fear. With a Medical Alert system, all you have to do when you need help is push a button, and you’ll be connected immediately to an emergency response operator. And no reason is too small to press your button– even if you just want to notify a caretaker of your whereabouts, they’re happy to help. Even if you live an on-the-go lifestyle, Medical Alert has a mobile system that works the same way outside of the home. Whether you’re gardening or grocery shopping, you’ll enjoy 24/7 protection should something happen while you’re out and about.

2. You Are at Risk of Falling or You Have Fallen

If you’ve ever had the unfortunate experience of falling when no one’s been around to help, you know how scary it can be. With our medical alert systems, you can give yourself an added layer of protection by adding Automatic Fall Detection to your package. With Automatic Fall Detection, an emergency response operator will be notified if you fall–even if you can’t push your button. So, you never have to worry that you’ll be stranded at the bottom of your stairs without anyone to help you. Customer Matthew can’t stress the value of this service enough. “Your product… very well saved [my mom’s] life last summer when she fell (unconscious) and no one would have known,” says Matthew. The sentiment is the same for former customer Linda, who says the system saved her mother when she fell a few months ago. “We are so thankful for this system… the system worked when she really needed it. I recommend it to others,” says Linda.

3. You Have a Health Condition

Anyone who suffers from a health condition knows: When something feels even just a little off, it can cause sheer panic. You don’t know if it’s a minor ache or pain, or the start of something very serious. What’s better than knowing you have an entire medical response team at your disposal whenever something seems troubling? No need to spend hours on hold trying to secure an appointment with your doctor or trying to reach a loved one to drive you to the hospital. With Medical Alert systems, help is literally at your fingertips. “Medical Alert truly saved me in MANY situations last year when my health was ailing,” shares customer Nancy. “My daughter and I cannot say enough amazing things about the Medical Alert system and staff! Our words of thanks do not convey the endless gratitude we feel.”

4. You Want to Maintain Your Independence

One of the best things about Medical Alert systems is that there is an option for everyone–including those who refuse to slow down. MobileElite, Medical Alert’s mobile emergency monitoring system, uses GPS location tracking to provide all the same protection to customers as the in-home systems but works anywhere you go. So, if you want to go for a long walk, hit the mall or even travel to visit a relative, you can be sure that pushing your button will still connect you instantly to an emergency response operator. “I pressed my button for the first time and received help immediately,” says customer George about the rapid response he received when pushing his button. “I am so thankful to the entire company for the wonderful things you do. Today I feel great!”

5. You Want to Give Loved Ones Peace of Mind

There’s nothing better than freeing your loved ones from worry. And if you live alone or far away or you have a health condition, the chances are good that they worry about you… a lot. Investing in a medical alert system gives them the ultimate peace of mind. If they know that you have access to every kind of emergency assistance available with just the push of a button, they will be able to breathe a sigh of relief. That was the case for customer Cathy, who says, “Mom has used your service several times and I am so thankful for your quick response and notifying me when there was a problem. Thank you, and I will certainly recommend your service to others.”