A senior citizen who lives alone has fallen and is unable to stand up and walk over to a telephone to dial 9-1-1. This and many other emergency situations are a real, frightening prospect however thanks to our modern age we now have Lifecall’s Medical Alert and Fall Detection services that will vanquish you and your family’s concerns. Lifecall claims that these systems will bring comfort and confidence to a senior’s independence which is great for seniors that want to continue their independent lifestyle.
What Is Medical Alert for Seniors?
Home Medical Alert is an alarm system that brings immediate help in the event of an emergency with just the push of a button. Medical Alert Systems consist of three parts including:
- Waterproof battery-operated transmitter that is easily worn or carried
- Base console directly connected to your home telephone
- Monitoring station linked to your console
When the transmitter’s button is pressed a signal is immediately sent to you home base console. The console dials several saved phone numbers, including the monitoring station. The medical alert staff at your local monitoring station will place an emergency call on your behalf. If your phone is being used or is hanging off the hook, the monitoring system staff can seize the line and place a call to a local emergency medical service.
The medical alarm system transmitter is small and comfortable enough to wear or carry in pocket or purse. It can be worn in a variety of ways, such as a pendant, a necklace, attached to a belt or around the wrist like a bracelet.
Transmitters are operational hundreds of feet away from the home base station however check with your Lifecall provider if your particular device works while you’re away from your house.
To have the comfort of knowing that help is available at the click of a button, ask a Lifecall agent about our trustworthy Home Medical Alert systems. It’s reassuring to know that no matter what time of day or night, a staff of medical professionals is always available to speak to and provide immediate support in the event of an emergency.
If they’ve ever shopped for a home medical alert, Bronx residents have probably seen the standard line of products LifeCall has become famous for: reliable, easy-to-use medical alert systems that instantly connect patients in need with medical attention. Today LifeCall is proud to be on the cutting edge of the next level of medical alarm systems with our innovative FallAlert fall detection system.
There is no question that injuries from falls are one of the leading concerns for our valued senior citizens; the most cautious estimates put fully one-third of everyone over the age of 65 suffering from a fall injury every year. Falls among the elderly can cause serious injury and even death, particularly when the victim is unable to summon medical help. FallAlert has all the functionality of our standard push-button medical alarm system, but adds a new technology that can sense when you’ve fallen and call for help — even if you cannot push the button yourself.
When the FallAlert device detects a fall, it automatically contacts our Emergency Response Center and allows the victim to talk directly to the all-EMT staff that answers — so that the degree of medical emergency can be properly assessed, and the right kind of help sent as quickly as possible.
FallAlert is the smallest and most lightweight fall detecting device available, and offers state-of-the-art, waterproof service with long battery life — and an indicator that tells you when it’s time to change the battery. FallAlert has the same exceptional range as all LifeCall products, and can summon medical help from anywhere inside your home or around your property. And it’s easy to wear, available on a neck lanyard that’s comfortable and easy to reach.
For more information about FallAlert and our LifeCall family of products, contact us today!
Do I need medical alert monitoring? It’s difficult to imagine needing the sort of help companies like LifeCall offer, particularly against the backdrop of a lifetime of independence. But whether it’s through advancing in age or medical issues presenting themselves, the time may come when it’s worth considering protecting yourself — and giving your loved ones the peace of mind that comes with a medical alarm service.
If there’s one thing predictable about the future, it’s that it’s unpredictable; it doesn’t matter how careful you are, there’s always the possibility of an emergency that requires prompt medical attention. Medical alarm systems bridge the gap between an injured you and the help you need — whether you’re concerned about falling, adverse reactions to medication, or simply know that there’s a possibility you’re going to suddenly need medical help and be unable to summon it through other means, LifeCall can make the difference.
There’s an old saying among photographers that the best camera is the one you have with you; medical alarm systems that are so cumbersome that you don’t want to wear them are as ineffective as the camera you left at home. Our systems are designed to be lightweight and unobtrusive — you’ll have them on because they’re comfortable, and because you have them on, you’ll remain protected.
Many of our technologies are industry-leading — we have fall monitoring devices, for example, than can sense when you’ve taken a spill and summon help even without your input — and our call center is staffed with Emergency Medical Technicians, or EMTs. Real medical professionals that know what sort of help you need when you contact them, rather than operators who might be guessing — it’s all part of what makes LifeCall what it is, the most reliable medical alarm service in the country.
There’s nothing quite as satisfying in your “golden years” as being able to stay in your own home as long as possible. Unfortunately, no matter how independent you might be, there are times when you simply must call for help — and, when it’s an emergency and you’re living alone, it might not be as easy to get to the phone as it might’ve been just a few years ago.
This is where medical alarm systems such as the Medical Alert System come into play, extending the years in which you can safely inhabit your own home — even if you’re not able to reach the phone in an emergency, the LifeCall line of products are designed to get you the help you need, when you need it.
Our most popular system by far is the standard Life Call system, powered by the medical alert bracelet Manhattan residents have known and trusted for more than 35 years. The alert button is worn like a wrist watch, and has a large “help” button on its face — an exceptionally simple yet powerful one-button system with an integrated “cancel” button back on the main console unit. The wrist bracelet is exceptionally light weight, and has a range in open air of as much as 1,000 feet or more — allowing you to summon help from anywhere in your house or even in your back yard.
What’s more, there’s no need to set the bracelet aside during a bath or shower — a time when many are quite vulnerable to slips and falls — because the LifeCall bracelet is completely waterproof. It also carries a 100% lifetime warrantee, offering peace of mind for your investment as well.
For more information about LifeCall systems and services, please contact us today!
For more than 35 years, there’s been a single name at the top of every list when it comes to medical alert and medical alarm systems: it’s been LifeCall, the most affordable, effective and comprehensive medical alert company in the U.S. With more than three decades of experience under our belts, we’ve found there are a few things that set us apart from others in the industry.
The most obvious difference is our technology. LifeCall’s Medical Alarm System features electronics designed by Bosch, engineered from the ground up to simply work every time they’re needed — and with the importance of the task at hand, e.g. safeguarding the lives of our customers, there’s no substitute for having the best equipment on hand.
Along those lines we feature an industry leading five day battery backup system, the longest-lasting backup battery used in any medical alert system being sold today. And our product has a range of up to 1,000 feet — again, an industry leader with the longest range available.
Finally, our product and service stands head and shoulders above the rest because of the high quality of staff at our emergency response center — every operator is a certified Emergency Medical Technician, not just a phone bank answering service. And with a telephone system that’s regularly held up as a model for both efficiency and fail-safe redundant design, we’re exceptionally proud of the way we’ve been able to be there for our customers for all these years — keeping them safe when they need us most.
When you’re ready to find out more about the most advanced medical alert systems available today, give us a call and discover the LifeCall difference! We’re looking forward to hearing from you.