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- Peace of Mind for You or Your Loved One
- Auto-dials friends, family and/or 911 in an emergency
- Calls connect with someone you know, not a stranger in a call center
- No ongoing fees… Ever!
- Easy to install. Easy to use. Plug in and away you go!
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Why buy a Medical Alert?
Medical Alert Systems support seniors in maintaining independent living and are an essential part of everyday life for millions across the United States. They offer three main benefits, all equally important:
1.Increased Safety – help is available at the push of a button.
2.Improved Confidence – continue to live independently and with confidence.
3.Increased Peace of Mind – for both the user and their loved ones.
But there are so many Medical Alert devices on the market, which one should I choose?
There are two main types of medical alerts for seniors on the market:
1) monitored: where the user pays a monthly fee of $30-40 and calls are directed to a call center, and
2) non-monitored: where the user buys an alarm unit outright that is programmed to dial either friends and family, or 911 (or sometimes both).
So which one should I choose?
Studies have shown a significant reluctance in seniors to own and use a monitored medical alert where calls are made to a call center and where a stranger will answer the call, as opposed to where the calls are made to friends, family members or neighbors. This has been found to be true even when a fall or other emergency has occurred in the past. Seniors have been known to lie on the floor following a fall with their pendant around their neck, unwilling to push the button and call for help. But why does this happen?
Let’s put yourself for one moment into the mind of your mother or father, grandmother or grandfather as they reach their senior years: Life is beginning to change. You used to be the person in control, the person that raised and looked after your family, the strong and independent one that did not need anyone else’s help. How do you deal with the fact that people are now questioning your ability to look after yourself? Questioning your ability to remain living independently?
Next, picture the fear that they face when the worst happens and they do have a fall and need to use a medical alert. What will happen to me now they think, will they let me out of the hospital? Will they put me into a nursing home? If I push the button and call this call center, do I lose control of what happens to me from now?
Studies identify a number of reasons seniors fear ‘pushing the button’ on a call center managed medical alarm system. These include:
- Fear of being taken to hospital, because admission into the hospital is associated with the fear of being unable to return home
- Fear that pushing the alarm button would cause loss of independence
- Fear of losing the ability to make their own decisions once a third party, such as social services, is made aware of their struggles to live independently
- Fear of ‘bothering people’, even when a fall is serious. There is often reluctance to contact a stranger at a call center because the user does not want to be seen as ‘making a fuss’
So what is the alternative to a monitored medical alert?
Non-monitored medical alerts auto dial the preset telephone numbers of people able to assist (i.e. family and friends), and are not connected electronically to a monitoring service. Non-monitored systems rely on the wearer having a network of friends or loved ones who they can call on should an emergency happen and they need help. The systems are known as ‘smart-dialers’ in that they automatically move on to the next programmed number if the first call goes unanswered. Smart technology can also detect whether a real person or a voicemail service has answered the call, with high quality medical alerts designed to dial the next number programmed when they encounter an answering service.
Why Choose a Non-Monitored Medical Alert System?
- Affordable – with no ongoing costs or fees
- One inexpensive payment – the alert is purchased and owned, not leased like monitored services
- Help is never far away with calls going to neighbors, friends or loved ones
- Comfort – Seniors often feel more at ease activating medical alert going to friends or family. They can be reluctant to ‘bother’ a stranger in a call center
- Easy self-installation saves on additional costs
SureSafe Medical Alerts brings you the best range of non-monitored medical alert systems for seniors in the United States. A global leader in independent living products for seniors. We take the worry out of choosing the best no monthly fee emergency medical alarm by offering you the best choice on the market.
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