Top Medical Alert Systems with Fall Detection
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Medical Guardian
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Who needs a fall detection sensor?

Fall detection sensors are meant for people—usually seniors—who suffer from illness, fatigue, or certain illnesses which make them prone to falls. In some cases, such a device can even mean the difference between life and death, especially for seniors who live alone and would otherwise have no way to call for help in the event of a fall.

Why get fall detection?

Falls are one of the leading causes of injury or death among older adults. A fall can result in bruises, fractures, and head trauma which can drastically affect an elderly person’s mobility and independence—especially if help doesn’t come quickly. Even if the injury isn’t grave, trepidation about a further fall can cause people to cut down their physical activity and their quality of life can suffer.

How does it work?

Fall detection devices use state-of-the-art technology to gauge your movements and your body, in order to detect sudden movement that would indicate a fall. Most of these devices will have a window of time—usually around 30 seconds—in which the device will be monitored after a fall. If the device doesn’t move in those 30 seconds, the device will determine that the wearer fell and send for help.

Some devices will also include a “kill switch” of sorts, which will send an announcement when the system detects a fall, giving you the chance to cancel the emergency call, thus cutting down on false alarms. Many devices will also have an operator call the system to speak to the wearer to determine if they fell. If there is no response, help is dispatched.

How much do fall detection devices cost?

Fall detection devices typically cost around $40 per month on their own. A better deal is to purchase a comprehensive medical alert system, which usually costs around $35-40 per month and offers fall detection as an added option, usually for around $10 more per month.

Help is Near

The “golden years” are blessed, but they are often marked by illness and a greater vulnerability to injury. A fall detection device is one of the best ways to ensure that your loved one has an extra layer of protection, a security blanket of sorts so that if an accident strikes, help won’t be far away. These devices can also be affordable, so take a few minutes to look around, and find the fall detector you feel comfortable with.

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  • Who should wear a medical alert system?

    Who should wear a medical alert system?

    We’ve all seen the “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” commercial, but despite the stereotype, medical alerts aren’t just for the elderly or the infirm. These systems can be lifesavers for anyone with heightened medical needs—especially those who live alone and may not be able to call for help on their own in case of an emergency. This can be in case of a fall, a cardiac incident, a seizure, or any potentially fatal or debilitating condition. In addition, most medical alerts have a mobile setting, so you can be covered outside the house as well.

  • What should I look for in a medical alert system?

    What should I look for in a medical alert system?

    When ordering a medical alert system, some basic features should be universal. The user should be able to press a button to summon help, and this should be accessible by a device based in the house as well as one that is wearable by the user at all times. A mobile device is key, so that you can stay covered outside the house and maintain your independence.You should make sure the company has a 24/7 call center that can dispatch emergency help and notify loved ones if need be. Some companies offer a fall detection device, which can register that you have fallen and summon help, in the event you have suffered a medical incident that has incapacitated you and you are unable to press the button for help.

  • What kind of emergency help will I get?

    What kind of emergency help will I get?

    Your medical alert company should be set up to dispatch help 24/7 in the event of an emergency. In addition to sending help, the company should also be able to contact people on a list you provide, such as loved ones or a caretaker. The company should keep a full record of your medical ailments on record, so that in the event you need emergency help, the company knows exactly what to provide and which types of treatment to avoid, if need be. Some companies can also monitor the level of smoke and carbon monoxide in your house and notify you if there is anything out of the ordinary. For people living alone, some companies can contact police in the event that a break-in is detected.

  • Who should wear a medical alert system?

    Who should wear a medical alert system?

    We’ve all seen the “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” commercial, but despite the stereotype, medical alerts aren’t just for the elderly or the infirm. These systems can be lifesavers for anyone with heightened medical needs—especially those who live alone and may not be able to call for help on their own in case of an emergency. This can be in case of a fall, a cardiac incident, a seizure, or any potentially fatal or debilitating condition. In addition, most medical alerts have a mobile setting, so you can be covered outside the house as well.

  • What should I look for in a medical alert system?

    What should I look for in a medical alert system?

    When ordering a medical alert system, some basic features should be universal. The user should be able to press a button to summon help, and this should be accessible by a device based in the house as well as one that is wearable by the user at all times. A mobile device is key, so that you can stay covered outside the house and maintain your independence.You should make sure the company has a 24/7 call center that can dispatch emergency help and notify loved ones if need be. Some companies offer a fall detection device, which can register that you have fallen and summon help, in the event you have suffered a medical incident that has incapacitated you and you are unable to press the button for help.

  • What kind of emergency help will I get?

    What kind of emergency help will I get?

    Your medical alert company should be set up to dispatch help 24/7 in the event of an emergency. In addition to sending help, the company should also be able to contact people on a list you provide, such as loved ones or a caretaker. The company should keep a full record of your medical ailments on record, so that in the event you need emergency help, the company knows exactly what to provide and which types of treatment to avoid, if need be. Some companies can also monitor the level of smoke and carbon monoxide in your house and notify you if there is anything out of the ordinary. For people living alone, some companies can contact police in the event that a break-in is detected.