- Oct. 16, 2011 - WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. --
A medical alarm, sometimes referred to as a medical alert system, is a small personal emergency medical device that is monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The system provides much needed protection to seniors or those who may be ill and need emergency aid from time to time. If your loved one experiences a medical emergency, the monitoring system provided by a medical alarm makes it possible to reach help immediately and easily.
How does the system work? A medical alert system (http://lifefone.com/)
generally consists two components, a small two-way communication device that plugs into an existing, working landline and unit that is worn on the body.The interchangeable necklace or bracelet is waterproof allowing it to be worn in the shower or to bathe.This system is monitored by an emergency response center where all medical records and personal instructions are kept in the event of an emergency. When an emergency does occur, a simple push of the medical alarm button signals the response center for help. Within seconds an emergency response associate calls out to you or your loved one through the medical alert system to establish contact. The LifeFone system (http://lifefone.com/)
has a range of 600 feet so whether you are on another floor or outside and in range, you will be heard. An add-on is available for those who have a very large space extending the range to 1000 feet. Knowing the medical alert system allows you or your loved one to move about your home without concern provides peace of mind and safety.
During setup of a system, you, your loved one or your family will list emergency contacts, medications, illnesses and other pertinent medical information as well as steps you would like followed in dispatching help. Based upon the individual’s designated care plan, friends, family, neighbors or emergency personnel are dispatched for assistance.
These systems are easy to set up and use; all you need is an activated phone line so the medical alert system (http://lifefone.com/)
can connect to the response center through the phone line in your home. The medical alert system operates quickly through wireless technology allowing you to be in contact with the emergency response center so that communication can be established as quickly as possible.
A medical alert system for seniors is more than just a convenience;
it provides independence and peace of mind making it easier for you or your loved one to feel secure.