Answer the following questions to determine if a medical alert system is right for you:
- Do you live alone?
- Are you 65 years of age or older?
- Have you fallen in the last 3 years?
- Are you worried about falling in the shower?
- Do you have difficulty using steps or standing up?
- Do you have any of these conditions: heart disease, osteoporosis, COPD, Diabetes, arthritis?
- Do you have poor vision and find it easier to simply press a button than use a standard telephone?
- Do you use a cane for balance or walking?
- Are you loved ones worried about you when you’re home alone?Is it important for you to continue living independently?
Count your “yes” answers to see if you need a medical alert system:
0-2 Not required.
Your health and living situation don’t require a medical alert system, but it can provide peace of mind against the unexpected.
3-5 Moderate need.
You are at risk for a fall or other incident. A medical alert system helps ensure that aid can get to you quickly.
6-8 Highly recommended.
Several factors put you at risk for a fall or other incident. To maintain your independence, a medical alert system is highly recommended.
9-11 Urgent need.
You are at a very high risk of an incident requiring medical attention. A medical alert system is strongly advised.