Information on Medical Alert Systems
Whether you want to find out more about the options available today in medical alert systems or whether you’d like to purchase a security system to protect your home and valuables, you’ll find companies here that can help.
Medical alert systems have been around since the 1970s in the form of simple push-button necklaces that alert the company that monitors the gadgets to contact emergency responders in your area. These types of easy-to-use devices are still very popular, and help to save lives every year. But today, there are advanced options as well.
For example, there are units that units that can automatically detect when you have fallen with 95% accuracy so you don’t even have to push a button or do anything at all to summon help. There are even systems that monitor your daily physical activity and provide a voicemail report to family members or other caregivers.
Medical alert systems can give both you and your loved ones more confidence and peace of mind during times when you are alone. There are even instances where they have helped to save lives and summon help when more than one person is in the house; for example when a spouse or caregiver is in another part of the house and is not aware that the senior has fallen or needs help.
Security systems for your home can also make you feel safer in your home, and again, give you peace of mind in knowing that emergency help will be summoned if you should need it in the case an intruder enters your home, for example.
While Medicare and most health insurance policies do not cover the costs of medical alert systems, some insurance providers may offer a discount if you use a system. Some long-term care insurance may cover some or all of the costs of the devices. Be sure to check with your insurance provider.