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Best Medical Alerts for Kids
We chose the best medical alerts for children by evaluating their coverage, reputation, features, and comfort.
Need a Medical Alert? - They're Not Just for Our Elders
We’ve all seen the commercials: An elderly woman -- alone -- at the top of a staircase -- with ominous music playing in the background. She trips over the top step and falls, tumbles down the stairs, and comes to a...
Fall Detection - Could a medical alert have saved Leonard Cohen's Life?
On November 7, legendary Canadian songwriter and artist Leonard Cohen died after falling in his house in the middle of the night. Although it is not clear if or how this fall contributed to the singer’s unfortunate death, the incident highlights...
7 Simple Ways You Can Prevent a Fall
It’s easy to think that you’ll never experience a fall, but the sad reality is that one in three seniors will fall this year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also estimates that 2.5 million older adults are treated in...
Top 3 Senior-Safe Exercise Tips
There’s no denying the fact that exercise comes with many benefits, and this is especially true for seniors. Not only can regular physical activity keep age-related illnesses and other health issues at bay, but it can also help lower your risk...
Why I Got a Medical Alert System
One Day in the Backyard... “Señora! Señora!” Pedro was frantically waving his hands in my face. Behind him I could see the clouds and the sky. Where was I? Why was I on my back? Why did he look so concerned?...
Top 5 Tips to Mother's Day Success for Grandma
Among other interesting Mother's Day facts, you would have to pay someone $62,985 annual salary in 2015 to perform the tasks mothers do at home. There’s no doubt that moms everywhere are superstars at taking care of their kids, but why...
State of the Medical Alert Industry
A Brief History The creation of the first medical alert system is often credited to Wilhelm Hormann, a German inventor. He called his design “Hausnotruf,” which translates to “home alert” in English. He wanted to make sure the sick, elderly and...
Is a Medical Alert Worth It?
At some point in your life, you’ve probably seen the famous commercials for Life Alert with the slogan, “Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” While it’s true they can be useful in that exact situation, many consumers underestimate the...
Medical Alert Buyer’s Guide - Systems, Costs & Reviews
We've seen the commercials for years, but in 2016 there are better options. Since the late 80s, you've seen the ads of seniors falling down stairs talking about the benefits of medical alert systems. However, in the ensuing years technology has...
Medical Alert Necklaces
Before purchasing a medical alert system it is important that you don’t only study the contract but educate yourself about the different equipment available. And when it comes to choosing medical alert systems, medical alert necklaces and medical bracelets are the...
Medical Alert Help Buttons - Necklace vs. Bracelet
Medical alert help buttons, or pendants, function as the key accessory in medical alert systems. When the help button is pushed, a radio signal is sent to the base unit within the home, which then sends an alert to the monitoring...
Senior Alert Systems
As our parents, grandparents & other beloved elders age, we're often as resistant as they are to face the reality that they're not as independent as they once were. Sadly, for the vast majority of consumers, it's not until after that...
Common Medical Alert Scams - Buyer Beware
Who would have thought that people would go so low that even personal emergency response systems designed to save lives could be the target of scams? Working with the best medical alert providers is an excellent way of protecting yourself from...
Personal Emergency Response System- Not Just for Seniors
Medical alerts are great for seniors! For those of us who have heard the commercials, seen the ads, or read basically anything about medical alerts, this should come as no surprise. For decades, medical alert systems have gone hand in hand...
Elderly Falls - 5 Top Risk Factors & Prevention Tips
Elderly Falls Among US residents over the age of 65, elderly falls are the #1 cause of trips to the ER. For seniors over 75, the consequences of a fall are statistically even more severe, as the risk of a fall-related...