A seizure is a serious medical condition characterized by a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain. Seizures can occur at any time and may often result in unconsciousness. Medical alert pendants or bracelets are worn not only to inform others of the medical condition but also to alert first responders and medical professionals of the appropriate action to take during an emergency. When a senior does not have a medical alert device, medical professionals may waste precious time attempting to diagnose the condition.
Seizures are unpredictable and may occur at any time. They can range from mild to severe and may be as minor as staring spells to as major as violent shaking episodes. A medical alert seizure bracelet or pendent that has an alert button permit seniors to alert medical professionals of their emergency manually.
Medical alert bracelets that are not equipped with an alert button can also be beneficial, as they visually provide vital Information regarding the senior’s seizure disorder. During an emergency, emergency personnel can contact the senior’s doctor to obtain detailed information regarding medications and the severity of seizures the patient suffers from.
Medical alert systems for seniors who have seizures can include devices for both home and away from home. A system that includes both usually costs about $29.99 per month. Home only systems are also available in the range of $19.99 per month. When additional options and upgrades are added, systems can range between $49 to $69.
A seizure disorder requires special medical care and attention. Seniors who live with seizure disorders understand that the condition can be difficult to control. Seniors should wear their medical alert device to ensure that important information such as their emergency contacts and medications can be easily accessed by medical personnel. There may be instances when the senior suffering from a seizure may be unresponsive or unable to communicate. A medical alert bracelet or pendant aids in helping medical professionals make the appropriate medical decisions.
Furthermore, a seizure may occur when a family member or friend who has knowledge of the seizure disorder may not be around. In these cases, a medical alert seizure device can silently inform medical personnel of the condition.