As we age, we may become more susceptible to falls and other unexpected health crises. Living independently often becomes a struggle, but medical alert home systems offer peace of mind with 24/7 monitoring.
A medical alert home system is often referred to as a personal emergency response system (PERS), medical emergency response system (MERS) or fall monitor. It enables a senior to continue to live an independent lifestyle without truly being alone At any time, you can effortlessly summon medical assistance in the event of an emergency. Some systems even offer fire, smoke and carbon monoxide detection for an extra fee. There are also medication alert services available.
The monthly cost of a medical alert home system can range from $30 per month to $50 per month for a basic service. Many companies require a deposit before the system can be installed. The devices cost anywhere from $30 for one pendant on up to hundreds of dollars depending upon the various types of equipment you select. You can add fall detection, smoke, fire and carbon monoxide detection for additional fees per month. You can also add medication schedule alerts for an additional fee.
A senior can live an independent life without medical alert home services, but there is always a danger that a fall or some other emergency may occur and you will be unable to reach a phone to summon help. With medical alert pendants and bracelets, help is only a push of a button away. This helps provide invaluable peace of mind and can truly be a lifesaver if a life-threatening event should occur.
It is estimated that one in four seniors will sustain a fall in the next year that will result in an injury. Having fall detection can help save your life if you are knocked unconscious. You can also choose to have medication reminders using the system. Fire, smoke and carbon monoxide detection services may also prove invaluable. Medical alert home systems can help a senior continue to live an independent life.