If an aging member of your family wants to remain independent, you may be concerned about their safety and well-being because they’re so often alone. Personal emergency response systems are designed to provide assistance when they need it most. If you’re trying to determine if your elderly relative could benefit from a medical alarm, review the answers to these four frequently asked questions to help you make an educated decision.
Your Questions About Personal Emergency Response Systems Answered
Are monitoring centers open 24/7?
When you sign up for a personal alert system, your loved one will be able to reach trained staff at any time of day, any day of the week. They’ll respond to an alert immediately and provide lifesaving support until emergency services arrive.
Who responds to an alert?
The emergency medical dispatchers that respond to calls for Around the Clock Medical Alarms are all EMD-certified, receive the same training as 911 operators, and know cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) procedures. This training enables them to recognize signs of a life-threatening problem and send lifesaving assistance, dispatching the police, fire department, or other emergency responders depending on the situation. The client’s family is also notified.
What happens if a client relocates?
Whether your loved one relocates or has a second residence where they spend winters, personal emergency response systems travel with them. Simply take the system to a new residence, and inform the call center of the new address and phone number.
What costs are associated with the service?
Alert systems are available with numerous options, whether you prefer to pay monthly, quarterly, or annually. Your cost depends on the landline or cellular-based system (3G/LTE) you select and the personal alert device and plan you choose.
To help a loved one obtain care during an emergency, consult the professionals at Around The Clock Medical Alarms in Cape Girardeau, MO. Their expert teams are trained to respond to alerts from personal emergency response systems in 22 seconds or less, dispatching the necessary authorities at the same time. To learn more about their alert systems, visit them online, or call (573) 334-7233 to speak with the staff.