Testing your medical alert is the best way to make sure that the system is working properly. Simply buy pressing your necklace or wristband button you will be able to make sure that both the button and medical alert speaker box are fully operational and ready to go in the case of an emergency. We recommend that all of our customers test their system once a month. Its easiest to remember to do this by marking it on your calendar. You might choose to test the second Monday of every month. It's completely up to you! Testing even helps to familiarize you with how your medical alert system will work in the case of an emergency. It certainly is great way to always be prepared![Read More...]
It's that season again :) … Just about everyone is scrambling to find the perfect gifts for their family. But before you buy a medical alert for your mom, talk to her about the idea. I know it may give away some surprise, but it is an important step towards making sure that she will use it properly. When someone is left out of a decision that effects them directly, they can often feel disconnected from the idea. The proper use of a medical alert involves your mom wearing the help button daily. If she feels like the medical alert was forced on her it will be incredibly easy for her to simply not wear her help button, or not wear it all the time. So talk to your mom. Have an honest discussion about your concerns and her hesitation (if she has any). I hope your mom grows to wear her help button with a lot of pride![Read More...]
No matter what company you choose for mom's medical alert service, they will want you and your mother to test the system regularly. But how easy is it to test? Is it something your mother will be able to do on her own? Here is exactly how you test the medical emergency necklace…
1.Stand 20 feet away from the medical alert speaker. It is very loud, and I'd hate it if you hurt your ears in during this test.
2. Press mom's medical alert necklace.
3. Wait. You will first hear a loud long tone that lasts about 7 seconds, followed by silence. Then the medical alert will start to chirp. This is the sound of the machine connecting you with an operator. You don't need to do anything here. Just wait.
4. The operator will speak to you over the speaker and you will tell them that you are just testing.
It really is that easy! Most of our senior clients are able to test their medical emergency necklace all by themselves. As long as you reach an operator during that test, it means that everything is connected and working to get mom help if she ever needs! We ask all of our customers to test once a month. So mark it on your calendar, your smart phone's calendar, or however you need! But don't forget to test no matter what company you sign up for… :)[Read More...]
We are always searching for good resources to share with people who visit our site. I understand that looking for a medical alert can be a tall order sometimes. There are a lot of fall alert companies out there and a lot of information to review. Today I ran across this excellent site: FallAlert.org. They provide a clear and honest picture of the medical alert industry, some simple tips for your search, and they even recommend a few companies. We were a bit surprised and happy to have see our site mentioned :) … So take a moment to read some of this excellent fall alert resource. It'll definitely help you focus your medical alert search. Good luck![Read More...]