Some people are skeptical when we initially tell them that the medical alert's two-way communication will work in up to a 3000 sq ft home. We always recommend starting off by doing a walk around test after the system is delivered and you have it plugged in. This test demonstrates the area that you will be able to speak back and forth with our operator. Today I helped a daughter and her father set up the system over the phone. When it came time to test we had the father walk from room to room until he was in the back bedroom, the daughter was surprised that the medical alert microphone was able to pick up her fathers voice. This was in a part of the house that she could barely hear him from… Medical alert technology has certainly come along way. We're always excited to see what's next![Read More...]
The transition for seniors is difficult to acknowledge when they are elderly and need a medical alert system. It's similar to the time that it's time to tell your loved one that they need to stop driving.
It's difficult to intervene in your mom, dad, aunt, uncle or loved ones life because the need assistance to stay in their own home alone.
The best approach is to let your loved one know that a medical alert device allows them to stay in their home while still being able to call for help when they can't reach the phone.
It's a difficult conversation. Some of our loved ones think it's a great idea, while others could have fallen 3 or 4 times yet still remain to proud to allow the assistance the medical alert system provides.
A good approach for those that feel they are fine is to blame it on yourself, let them know that you are uncomfortable and that you would feel better if they humored you.[Read More...]
Could you please tell me the distance range your alarm works for?
OR-- How far away from the "box" does the signal work?
My mother likes to feed her cats in the back yard. Would the signal be picked up there if she needed help?
Thank you in advance for your help.
The range of our medical alert systems are approximately 300' to 400’ from the speaker box, of course as you have asked, this must be tested in the local environment to see how far it really reaches.
I love that your mother feeds her cats in the back yard, it’s not only good exercise for her, but provides much warmth, love and participation. These are all things I believe lead to a longer and happier life. And of course, I am a cat lover. My cat named Spooky is a huge 25 pound black cat.
The reach of our help button outside does not include the ability to talk to her outside of her home, but we will be notified she is in trouble and send help immediately. The voice-to-voice component of our speaker box works well within approximately a 3500 square foot home.
Regardless of which company you choose, thinking of a medical alert service for your mom is a great idea for your mom.
Thanks for your question,
Are you looking into our medical alert service and wondering if we cover your area? I have good news! We cover all 50 states (including Alaska and Hawaii) with our elderly monitoring devices. No matter where you live in the U.S. you will get our service at the same low rate! The only requirement for our system is that you have a home telephone service for your house. Our medical alert connects directly to a phone jack in your wall. If you were to have a fall and press your help button, we would connect you with an operator through your home phone service. So it doesn't matter if you live in a rural part of Connecticut or a big city in Washington, our elderly monitoring devices will have you covered!Connecticut Medical Alert Systems