“Help I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up” - The Truth About Medical Alert Pendants

July 24, 2018

 

More Than Just a Funny Punchline

 

"Help. I've fallen and I cant get up." This famous, memorable line from TV advertising for life alert in the 1980's has become part of many comedy routines over the years. It was so poorly done that, yes, it was comical. But the subject it dealt with isn't.

 

Medical alert systems have been around since the 1970's and have saved thousands of seniors from unnecessary suffering and sometimes fatal medical situations. Medical alert systems for seniors, also known as personal emergency response systems, offer a fast and easy way for seniors who live alone to get help during an emergency such as a fall, a medical issue or other event that requires an immediate response. Most plans offer a 24/7 call center as well as notification of designated contacts when incidents occur.

 

Factors to Consider When Purchasing a Medical Alert Pendant

 

Unlike back in the 70's when there was only one option, today you have numerous services to choose from and features tailored to your specific situation. Here are some factors to consider when researching services:

 

At Home or On-the-Go

 

At Home or On-the-Go The biggest decision is where the pendant will work. Base models rely on a telephone landline and are limited to use in the