Seniors who live an active lifestyle can remain assured that they are safe even when they are away from their homes. Medical alert jewelry with GPS ensures that if an emergency occurs anywhere in the United States, help could be only moments away. When the medical alerts button is pressed on the jewelry, the device immediately connects to a wireless cellular network, allowing emergency responders to use cellular signals to determine the senior’s location, typically within a few meters of accuracy.
When the “alert” button is pressed on medical alert jewelry that has GPS, an EMT Certified Operator is notified immediately of the emergency. From the monitoring center, the operator will provide the guidance and reassurance needed, and take the appropriate steps to ensure the emergency is handled efficiently.
Depending on the seriousness of the emergency, they can also notify the senior’s emergency contacts to check on the individual, or if needed, they can contact local emergency personnel. If the senior is not responsive when the button is pressed, the operator automatically contacts the local 911 center and provides the precise location of the emergency.
Prices can vary greatly between companies, due to jewelry preferences and possible upgrades. Basic jewelry can start at $9.99 and equipment can start at $29.99. After the senior pays the initial costs for the equipment, the unit belongs to them and the senior will then be responsible for the monthly subscription fee. It should be noted, however, that some companies will include an equipment rental fee with the monthly subscription cost.
In many cases, a senior may only need the medical alert jewelry with GPS temporarily, while others may need long term. Those who need it long term may want to purchase the system outright.
Medical alert jewelry that hasGPS was designed to be used both in and out of the home. Traditional medical alert systems were designed to operate only in and around the home. As more seniors opt to live more active and accommodating lifestyles, medical alert jewelry now operates on a cellular network and provides seniors access to emergency monitoring help whether in or out of their homes.
With GPS tracking capabilities, emergency monitoring personnel can identify the locations of seniors remotely. When compared to traditional medical alert jewelry, medical alert jewelry with GPS capabilities is more attractive, due to the limitations that accompany traditional models.