If you are like many aging Americans who would like to age in place for longer, a medical alert device can bring great peace of mind to your loved ones and caregivers. When medical alert devices come to mind, most people think of the outdated “Help, I’ve Fallen and Can’t Get Up” Life Alert commercials. With advanced technology, medical alert systems have come a long way and there are many on the market to choose from.
Having a qualified caregiver from Queen City Elder Care along with one of these systems can greatly extend the time you can live in your home.
Here are some advances in the medical alert industry you should know about.
Automatic Fall Detection- If you have a medical alert pendant with built-in automatic fall detection and you slip and fall, the device will automatically call for help. Please note, these are not 100% accurate but are helpful if you are prone to slips and falls.
- Wellness Monitoring- Some medical alert companies offer advanced technologies such as wellness monitoring. They can test vital information periodically throughout the day and send the information directly to your doctor or caregiver.
- Activity Monitoring- Thanks to in-home sensors on the walls and even on your bed or couch, a loved one can always know the activity level inside of your home.
- GPS equipped devices- On-the-go medical alert systems can be used anywhere around the U.S. and are great for when you travel or anytime you are outside of the home.
- Sleek, Modern Designs- Bulky medical alert pendants are a thing of the past. Nowadays, medical alert pendants are sleek and modern, and some can even be disguised as jewelry. The newer models have 2-way voice built right in!
If you live in the greater Cincinnati area and are in need of in-home caregiving, give Queen City Elder Care a call!