Medical Alert Devices That Can Help Keep Seniors Safe
Since a large percentage of theseseniors are not able to reach out for help when an emergency occurs at home, caregivers for senior citizens benefit from passive connectivity to proactively monitor their loved ones well being in the home 24 hours/day. QMedic, a Boston, MA company, isdeveloping what it claims to be the first ever passive wearable sensing technologythat detects and predicts emergency events in the home, and sends real-time feedback to caregivers when something unusual occurs. This medical alert system warns the caregiver if the user is not wearing the device, fails to get out of bed, or is out of home for extended periods of time. The QMedic system requires the user to wear a waterproof bracelet which has a large button on the top. Sensors in the bracelet can monitor the seniors sleeping habits and gauge physical activity. The button on the bracelet can be pressed in case of an emergency around the house, which contacts the base station, which in turn calls the QMedics 24/7 emergency call center. A QMedic representative first tries to reach the user through the speakerphone attached to the base station, and if the user is able to convey his or her emergency situation, then the QMedic representative can send out an appropriate emergency response team or contact a family member.
Phillips also offers a new Auto Alert option (for $48 per month) that has fall detection sensors in the SOS button that can automatically summon help without your mom ever having to press a button. Some other major players in the industry that are a little less expensive (under $30 per month) include: LifeFone , LifeStation , Bay Alarm Medical , Alert1 , LifeGuardian and MedicalAlert . One other unique product worth consideration is the MediPendant which runs under $35 a month. This system allows your mom to speak and listen to the operator directly through the SOS pendant, versus the base station speaker phone, which often makes for easier communication. No-Fee Alerts If you’re looking for a cheaper option, consider a no-fee medical alert device that doesn’t have professional monitoring services. These products, which also come with an “SOS” button and a home base station, are pre-programmed to dial personal contacts (relatives, friends, caregivers or 911) if the SOS button is pushed.
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Medical Care Alert Earns 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award
This recognition is only awarded to the top 5 percent of all companies rated on Angie’s List, the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service companies. “We are thrilled and honored to receive both an ‘A’ rating and the Super Service Award from Angie’s List members,” said Erin Rogg, Vice President of Medical Care Alert. “We protect seniors in all 50 states with our ‘Help At The Push Of A Button’ monitoring service, and our Angie’s List subscribers really do their homework.” Rogg also noted that Medical Care Alert has an “A” rating, and is an Accredited Member of the Better Business Bureau. “It’s a select group of companies rated on Angie’s List that can claim the exemplary customer service record of being a Super Service Award winner,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “Our standards for the Super Service Award are quite high. The fact that Medical Care Alert earned this recognition speaks volumes about its dedication providing great service to its customers.” Angie’s List Super Service Award 2012 winners meet strict eligibility requirements, including earning a minimum number of reports, an excellent rating from their customers and abiding by Angie’s List guidelines. About Medical Care Alert: Medical Care Alert’s “Help At The Push Of A Button” medical alert monitoring service provides independence and peace of mind for thousands of seniors and their families in all 50 states.
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At that point, Shyanne knew what she had to do. “She said some things that I could definitely relate to she hated the options out there and ultimately, chose fashion over safety. I walked away knowing that I had my work cut out for me. I dont think that I can stop what I am doing until Ive at least made diabetics, epileptics, hemophiliacs, severe allergy patients, autistics and all the other individuals required to wear medical alert or ID bracelets aware that they have a choice.” Shyanne hopes to work with medical providers and insurance companies to find a way to make medical alert bracelets available to all patients whether they be her own design or someone elses. “Id love to see insurance companies allow some reimbursement to patients for medical alert bracelets and I hope that I can help make this happen.” Shyanne has touched so many people’s lives with her products, including a little boy with Cerebral Palsy: “He stopped by with his family at an event I was working at to pick it up and the look on his face was something I will never forget. He couldnt believe that it was for him and his face lit up when he saw his name on the bracelet.
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Teen changes lives with fashionable medical alert bracelets
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