Who needs a personal medical alarm?
Someone alone and old is a person who needs a personal medical emergency alarmWho needs a personal medical alarm? Anyone who has limited mobility and particularly those seniors who live alone would greatly benefit from having a personal medical alarm.
Personal medical alarms are for your physical safety and emotional well-being. There are numerous options to pick from. Choose the one that suits your needs.
For instance, someone who cannot walk on his own and, obviously, canít walk out of his residence in the event of a fire should be equipped with a personal medical alarm.
Seniors have a tendency to fall, due to their lack of balance. Sometimes seniors cannot get back up once they have fallen. This is when a personal medical alarm system comes into play. All seniors should have a personal medical alarm, in the event that they fall or have any type of emergency that requires assistance.
Personal medical alarms give the infirmed, regardless of their age or specific incapacity, a sense of well being because they know theyíre only a pressed-button away from getting help. Personal medical alarms also allow the families of elderly people to feel more secure because they know that the senior has an immediate and completely accessible way to contact them or call 911 in the event of a crisis.
Peace of mind, for both the wearer and his family, is one of the truly great benefits of medical alarms.
Personal medical alarms can include a household alarm, which lets you know if someone has entered your home; a pre-programmed telephone (speed dial) so you donít have to try to remember phone numbers or attempt to dial then when you are nervous and in the midst of a medical crisis, or any kind of crisis.
Personal alarms are often worn as pendants around an individualís neck. The pendant is hooked up to a system that is programmed to dial family members or 911. All the wearer has to do is press the button on the pendant. This is a wonderful idea, particularly for the elderly. If they fall out of bed or in the shower or tub, the pendant is around their neck, wherever they are, and all they have to do is press and help will be forthcoming.
Medical alarms can be installed in the shower or tub, which alert your family members or 911 if you have fallen.
You can also purchase personal medical alarms that remind you when to take your medication. So many seniors have difficulty remembering to take their meds or, conversely, they take too many of them too often, forgetting when they last too them.
Anther type of personal medical alarm is ideal for anyone with dementia or Alzheimerís and who has the tendency to wander off. The pendant is worn by the individual with the disease, and it reveals his location, in the event that he has left his residence and is no where to be found, which is a frightening experience for the individual as well as for his family and caretakers.
Many personal alarms are voice operated so the wearer doesnít have to press a button. All he needs to say is help. Someone on the other end of the system will respond via an intercom system, assuring the person that help is on the way.
Intercom systems can be installed, which make it easy for those upstairs to hear what is going on downstairs. If an elderly or infirmed person gets sick in the night he can use the intercom to contact those who are sleeping upstairs. Baby monitors can also be used to keep tabs on what is going on in the room of the elderly and/or sick person.
Anything that you can utilize to keep the patient safe and out of harmís way is going to give both the caretakers and the patient a sense of security and the knowledge that help is on its way when and if it is needed.