Medical Alert Features
A medical alert system is ideal for your older or disabled friends and family members. They can use the system in the event of injury, medical emergency, illness, accident, fire, burglary, or any other event where they need assistance. If you are a caregiver or worried about someone close to you, providing a medical alert system can give you peace of mind knowing that your loved one is being watched 24/7 by medically trained dispatchers that can diagnose the emergency and get help to them right away.
A Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) is comprised of three components:
- A small medical alert button that is usually worn as a pendant around the neck but can also be worn on the wrist like a watch or clipped to the waist like a pager or cell phone.
- A medical alert base station that functions as a two-way speaker phone.
- A monitoring center that's responds 24/7 when the button is pressed.
No matter the type of emergency, whether it be a fall, seizure, stroke, or heart attack, help is just a push of a button away. When activated, the medical alert base station will automatically call the monitoring center which has access to your loved one's medical information, history and contact list. The dispatcher will then communicate with your loved one and assess the situation. If it is determined help is needed, the dispatcher will send EMS, fire, police, or rescue.