Medical Alert Advice Blog

Tips For Seniors and Caregivers

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)

What is VOIP? Voice Over Internet Protocol, also known 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 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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Is Your Medical Alert Pendant Safe?

In a 2009 article posted on News-Medical.net, Philips Lifeline issued a safety notice to its subscribers alerting them of a potential risk of wearing pendant style medical alert buttons.   According to the article, Philips Lifeline states that there have been reports of serious injury by some users of limited mobility, as their medical alert pendant […]

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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 Medical Alert Systems Help You Live Independently – Longer

Do you like to garden, walk around your yard, or simply enjoy a hobby in your basement? Do have concerns about falling, or having a heart attack and being unable to contact someone for help?  I’m sure your loved ones do as well. With a medical alert monitoring system, help is available to you within […]

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