Do You Need a Medical Alert Button?

Dr. Purushothaman
September 12, 2013

For many years now, individuals have been able to keep their independence by having home medical alert button systems installed in their homes. It has been shown that by having these systems installed, people are able to stay in their own homes longer than individuals who do not have them. This means that, even though a person may have some disabilities or are just not as mobile as they once were, they will not have to move to an assisted living facility or even a nursing home. Who would not want to maintain their independence for as long as possible?
Home medical alert button systems are quickly installed by efficient technicians and placed in a highly accessible place within the individual's home. There is also a mobile medical alert button, on a pendant that a person can wear around their neck or on their wrist. If there ever happens to be a problem, the individual simply presses the home medical alert button and a trained professional will instantly respond to their call. The system is simple to use. If you have a problem and need assistance for any reason, all you have to do is simply press the red button and help will be available to you 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
There are a few things to watch out for before deciding on a home medical alert button system and company, however. You will want to research the company you are deciding upon and make sure that they are a reputable company before signing any type of a contract. Make sure the company has its own responding center. Some small companies will actually outsource their monitoring staff. This can be a dangerous practice, so be leery if a company out sources any of their services. It may be a good idea to ask the company how long they have been in business as well. Established companies will almost always have their own monitoring staff in house.
You should also always make sure the company offers 24/7 technical support in case there is a malfunction with your home medical alert button. You do not want to be in a situation where you need assistance and find that your box does not work. It is imperative that you have assistance available to you at all times no matter what the situation.
Once you are comfortable enough with a home medical alert button system and have made the decision to sign up with a company, it is always a good idea to ask for at least a 30-day money back guarantee, just in case something unforeseen happens to the system.
Your new medical alert system should be completely installed and functioning within just a couple of days of signing up with a company. You can then go about your life and forget about the little box, but you will know that if you should ever need it, it will be there waiting to help you.

Article Source:

Read Related Recent Articles