One of the most exciting developments in the life alert bracelet industry has taken the idea of medical alert bracelets to the next level and made the system even more reliable and valuable. Today we want to talk about the FallAlert system, which can send help to a fall victim regardless of their ability to push the alert button!
As people age, their strength and sense of balance can begin to fade. One in three people over the age of 65 will suffer a fall this year, and many will be left with lasting injury that further reduces their ability to move independently — and some will suffer fatal injuries and complication from that fall.
One of the best ways to protect your loved ones from the lasting effects of fall injuries is to get medical help to them as quickly as possible; to that end life alert bracelet style push-button monitors are a great way for fall victims to quickly notify medical professionals that they need help. But in the event they are rendered unconscious, or for some other reason, are unable to even push the button to summon aid, the system is all for naught.
FallAlert removes that possible problem by incorporating an inertial sensor into a pendant-style fall detection system, so the device recognizes the sudden movements associated with a fall — and, if the person doesn’t stand back up within a few seconds, summons help immediately, without the victim having to be conscious.
It’s a system that offers an unparalleled sense of security, knowing that help is moments away regardless of your loved one’s ability to call for it on their own; and if the emergency is something other than a fall, there’s also a button on the front so they can call for help regardless of the emergency!
In the age of the ubiquitous cell phone and the seeming ability to remain in constant contact with whomever we care to, children of parents who are growing older might think considering something like medical alarm monitoring systems a bit of overkill.
They’re not. Telephones have their limitations, and are no substitute for the instant ability to provide urgent care for your parent. Many seniors with mobility issues or motor problems, for example, aren’t just at increasing risk for injuries that result from falls — one of the leading causes of death in the age group. They’re also less likely to have the ability to successfully reach or operate a telephone, cellular or otherwise, immediately following an emergency.
Medical alarm systems also have the advantage for parents who have begun to show signs of dementia — even at the onset of such symptoms, when the “warning signs” may be quite subtle. Moments of forgetfulness, such as memory loss or simple confusion, can be costly in terms of delays when medical care is required; and more profound late-onset dementia, such as severe depression or even hallucination, can do more than slow down response. People with severe dementia can suffer serious injury and take absolutely no steps to help themselves, and if they live alone, such injuries can prove fatal.
Even parents who are in excellent physical and mental health can benefit from medical alarm monitoring systems as a lifeline in any emergency — a flood or fire, for example, or an earthquake, or even the sudden realization that they are aware of an unwanted intruder in the house. Medical alarm systems are always at-hand for your parent, always in-reach, and always working; for more information about medical alarm monitoring systems, contact us today!