Medical Alert Advice Blog

Advice For Caregivers

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 emergency alert systems that typically come to mind when considering a medical alert system – think of Life Alert systems and their catchy tagline “Help I’ve Fallen and Can’t Get Up.” The second […]

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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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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 life 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 check list for ideas), and before […]

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Which Medical Alert Monitoring System is Best?

This question is not as easy as it seems. Medical alert monitoring systems are not off the shelf products that you buy at your local convenience store.  Because of this, it can be difficult to compare systems “apples-to-apples.”  Comparing medical alert systems itself is only half of the battle.  You need to also focus on […]

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Part-Time Caregiving Can Be a Full-Time Job

Part-time caregiving can actually be a full time job. There are houses to be cleaned, meals to be prepared, and doctor appoints to be kept.  As you parents or loved ones get older, you may become involved in one or more of these everyday activities.

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How To Warm-Up Your Loved One To The Idea of a Medical Alert Monitoring System

Did you know (according to one major service provider) that approximately 75% of all medical alert monitoring systems are purchased by adult children for their aging parents?  Did you also know that you are probably going to get some resistance from your parents when you approach them with the idea of a medical alert system?

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