Medical Alert Advice Blog

Tips For Seniors and Caregivers

Medical Alert Systems Are An Option To Rising Senior Care Housing Costs

As the plummeting real estate market continues to hit families hard, costs for senior housing are still expected to rise. This is according to to a September 23, 2009 article in National Real Estate Investor, a professional trade publication for commercial real estate investment.  The article states that rents are still on the rise even […]

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Two Medical Alert Monitoring Systems For The Price of One?

Well almost : – )  Some medical alert monitoring companies, like our top-rated LifeStation, have a feature that you may not be aware of. It allows you to purchase one system and have service for two people!  That’s the perfect solution for mom and dad living independently together at home.

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What About Non-Monitored Medical Alert Systems?

Medical alert monitoring systems come in three basic forms. The first, and most popular, are the two-way voice systems.  They are the systems that you typically think of when considering a medical alert system – think of Life Alert systems. The second are simple medical alert buttons that when pressed, send a medical alarm to […]

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Can You Move Your Medical Alert System To Another Home?

  If your loved one is moving in with you, is a snowbird, or may just be spending time on an extended vacation, can they take their medical alert system with them?  That’s a good question.  Since you’ve seen how simple it is to install a system (if not, see our Basic Installation & Set-Up […]

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What Are The Most Important Features of a Medical Alert System?

Mainstream medical alert systems have come a long way over the years. Not so much in new features, but in performance and reliability.  Things like pendant button range and battery life have evolved as the wireless and battery technologies have been able to give us smaller buttons with more range, using less power.

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Buying A Medical Alert System Can Be An Emotional Experience

Buying a medical alert monitoring system can be difficult on an emotional level. Whether your buying for yourself, a spouse, or your loved one, you are forced to face a life changing reality.  You’re loved one is aging.  We all age, and do it everyday.  That’s just part of life.  But when your in the […]

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In a Medical Emergency, Save Your Loved One and Their Door!

Have you thought about how to access your loved one’s home in the case of an emergency? I’m sure you have a key, but is there a neighbor nearby with one as well?  It’s a good idea to have something as simple as “who has a key to my parent’s house” sorted-out, in advance.

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Why Not Just Add a Wireless Medical Pendant To Your Security System?

So you were talking with your neighbor, and she mentioned that she had her security company simply add a wireless medical pendant to her security system  If she needs medical attention, all she has to do is press the button, and they will contact the emergency medical service (EMS) for her.  Doesn’t sound like a […]

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How To Test Your Medical Monitoring System

Your medical monitoring system does require some basic testing from time-to-time to be sure that it’s functioning properly.  Depending on your medical monitoring company, some of these tests are performed automatically for you so you don’t have to be concerned.

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Medical Alert Monitoring & Voice Over IP (VoIP)

Voice Over Internet Protocol, also know as Voice Over IP or VOIP, is a technology that allows you to use your high-speed internet connection to make telephone calls.  VOIP has come a long way over the years, and since 2004, commercial VOIP service really began to grow.

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Line Seizure? What???

Medical alert monitoring systems typically send their medical alarm information and any conversations between the monitoring station and your loved one over a telephone line.   All of this happens with a simple push of a button.  When the medical alert button is pressed, the system basically dials the central monitoring facility, sends some data to […]

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So You Bought A Medical Alert System, But Mom Won’t Wear it!

So you spent some time on our website gathering information and learning about medical alert systems and how they operate, and finally decided that a medical alert system is a great option for your loved one.  You placed your order, got things prepared around the home (see our checklist for ideas), and before you know […]

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