The New Mini Guardian From Medical Guardian

Assistive Technology

 

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Image credit: Medical Guardian

Seniors and their families have multiple solutions at their fingertips that offer safety and peace of mind. Technology companies are always researching senior trends and designing the best gadgets to support the health of older adults. The Medical Guardian family of products has always been at the forefront of technology developed for older adults and their newest product, the Mini Guardian, offers all the safety in a smaller and more discreet package.

Falls and Seniors

Older adults are at an increased risk of falling at home or while out and about for a variety of reasons. Sometimes seniors fall due to lack of strength, a medical condition that affects balance, environmental hazards, or medication mismanagement. In any case, most falls in older adults have serious consequences that can include hospitalizations, surgeries, serious injury, and even death.

To further complicate the matter, falls that happen at home may go unnoticed by loved ones for hours or even days. If the older adult does not have a way to successfully contact help, they could end up waiting in pain for someone to check on them.

Technology like the Mini Guardian offers the peace of mind that someone will always be able to answer an emergency call due to a fall or other scary situation.

Mini Guardian Features

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The Mini Guardian is sleek and slim. Image credit: Medical Guardian

Medical alert systems are built to be as portable as possible so that older adults want to keep them within reach at all times. Unfortunately, many medical alert systems are bulky and too noticeable, which can deter active older adults from wearing the portable call button. The Mini Guardian features a much smaller and streamlined design, making older adults more willing to wear it via the included lanyard or belt clip.

The Mini Guardian features similar services as other medical alert systems, but in a smaller and more discreet package.

 

Seniors can enjoy:

  • Easy to see and push call button
  • Crystal clear speaker for easy communication
  • Access to Medical Guardian’s around the clock team of emergency operators
  • Advanced location tracking via GPS
  • Fall detection technology
  • 5 day battery life

The Mini Guardian comes in three neutral colors: black, white, and silver. The device itself is nearly half the size of others on the market, making it easy to clip right to your belt or pocket.

Communication is Key

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Effective emergency assistance starts with a quality speaker and microphone. Image credit: Medical Guardian

When it comes to a fall or other emergency situation, quick and reliable communication is crucial. The Mini Guardian gives the senior peace of mind that they will be able to access helpful emergency operators immediately upon pushing the button on the device. The operators will be able to easily communicate through the speaker on the device, getting information from the senior in order to properly dispatch first responders as necessary.

Beyond communicating with emergency operators, the Mini Guardian also makes communicating with trusted family members and friends during emergency situations even easier. When the senior uses Mini Guardian, they are able to include certain family members, friends, and others into their personalized Care Circle. 

The Care Circle concept keeps family members and others close. One push of the Mini Guardian button and the senior can be connected to anyone in their Care Circle for non-emergency assistance. For example, if a senior becomes confused on their way to their loved one’s home, they can use the Mini Guardian to call for help. Or, if the older adult can’t recall which medication to take before breakfast, a quick call to someone in the Care Circle will give the reassurance they need.

The Mini Guardian’s fall detection technology also allows the device to communicate on behalf of the senior if it notices movement consistent with a fall. This can be especially helpful if a senior falls and is unconscious or too confused to use the button on the device, making emergency response time even more crucial.

Finally, the Mini Guardian also uses 4G cellular, WiFi, and GPS technology to effectively pinpoint the location of the senior when they need assistance. If you or your older loved one falls in an unfamiliar location and are unable to tell the emergency operators where they are, the device will be able to pass along its location. This means help will always know where you need it.

Choosing a Medical Alert System

Seniors and their family members have a variety of choices when it comes to medical alert systems. Each one is unique in its own way and not all systems are one-size-fits-all. If you are wondering if the Mini Guardian could be good for you, consider these questions:

  • Are you reluctant to wear other large and bulky medical alert system devices?
  • Do you prefer easy to use technology without a lot of extra buttons, bells, and whistles?
  • Does charging a device daily get on your nerves?
  • Would you feel safer and happier if you knew you had easy access to emergency assistance?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Mini Guardian could be a good fit for your lifestyle. 

Medical alert systems can offer emergency assistance when you need it and where you need it. Make your decision wisely and pick a device that you or your loved one will wear consistently and be able to effectively use in case of emergency.