Around the Clock Medical Alarms

Around the Clock Medical Alarms system consists of three parts; the personal help button, master unit and the response center. The personal help button is available as a necklace or bracelet and should always be worn by the member. When the personal help button is pressed it will activate the master unit which conveniently plugs into any type of telephone connection in the home. The master unit immediately calls the response center and within seconds our highly trained care specialist will speak to the member over the base unit. Depending on the emergency the care specialist will notify EMS, police, fire or friends and family to let them know what is going on with their loved one. Seniors and their families now enjoy great peace of mind knowing that help will be only a push of a button away.

Around the Clock Medical Alarms is proud to say they only use equipment that is made in the USA and our new master unit is the only system on the market today that’s 100% compatible with all types of telephone connections. Our EMD (Emergency Medical Dispatch) trained and certified response specialists are also located in the USA and can assist not only with medical emergencies but also any equipment questions.  (Our Response Center is the ONLY ONE in the U.S. that requires its responders to obtain their EMD Certification.  This is the same training that a 9-1-1 operator must obtain).

Statistics on Falling and the Elderly
Falling and its resulting injuries are an important public health problem for older adults. The National Safety Council estimates that persons over the age of 65 have the highest mortality rate (death rate) from injuries from falls. Among older adults, injuries cause more deaths than either pneumonia or diabetes. Falls account for about one-half of the deaths due to injury in the elderly.

  • Among 65-year-old women nearly one in three (33 percent) will fall in their home; after age 85, over half of women will suffer a fall in their home.
  • Men between the ages of 80 to 84 have a 30% chance of falling at home.
  • It appears that for the elderly living at home one-third to one-half tend to fall — or do fall — female, single, divorced or widowed have an increased rate of falling.

Complications of Falls
The complications of falls are numerous and significant.

  • Fear of falling can be a very real reason for loss of mobility in the elderly. After a few falls, some people become so frightened and anxious that they will not attempt to stand even when there is adequate help and support. Fractures of the hip or forearm are common results of falling.
  • Hip fractures carry high morbidity (health problems related to a disease or condition) because of prolonged immobility, surgical risks and functional disability, possibly related to hospitalization.

For more information call Around The Clock Medical Alarms at (877) 449-5566 or visit online. Around The Clock Medical Alarms is based out of Cape Girardeau, MO, serving the greater St. Louis, MO area, all of Missouri and across the United States.


4 Tips for Helping a Loved One Manage Medications

As a person grows older, their medical needs often become more complex. Advanced planning is key in this case, which is why many older people opt for life alert systems. The same planning should be applied to a loved one’s medication regimen, with which you can provide a great deal of assistance. 

How Can I Help a Loved One With Medication Management?

1. Link Medication to a Daily Activity

It’s often easier to remember taking medication when it’s linked to an activity. For instance, encourage your loved one to take his or her pill during breakfast. You can also associate it with a nightly grooming ritual. 

2. Be Aware of Drug or Food Interactions

Some medications can cause problems when taken together. Certain foods can also be a concern, and your family member’s doctor should provide this information when prescribing medication. Make sure you’re also privy to this information so you can monitor for any potential interaction. 

3. Use a Pill Organizer

life alert systemPills can be sorted into days to help your relative remember which pills should be taken on which days. This also helps in the event of a missed dose. Instead of wondering whether a pill was taken or not, you’ll be able to notice that a dose was missed right away. 

4. Keep Side Effects In Mind

All medications can cause side effects, so it’s essential that you and your relative are aware of potential concerns. Remember, some side effects can be severe or even life-threatening. If you’re concerned, have your loved one sign up for a life alert system in case a serious medical issue occurs while you’re away.

Around the Clock Medical Alarms takes the concept of a pill organizer one step further. Their medication dispenserscan be linked to a medical alert system, which sounds an alarm when a dose is missed. They also offer many other essential services, including life alert systems. Their devices can monitor you at home or on the go, and they even offer fall detectors that can call for help in the event of an accident in the home. Visit them online to learn more about their many life alert systems. Hometown Response. Nationwide Coverage. Call (573) 334-7233 for more information.


“Falling” is not the only reason to need an Around the Clock Medical Alarms “medic alert!”

You Don’t Have To Be Elderly, or Falling….

I just can’t begin to say how pleased I am with the service we have received. My sister has subscribed to your service for almost 2 years now.

It was a difficult decision to make for her to get a medic alert, because she is only 49, but having brain cancer, she realized what a comfort it is to her caregivers to know that she is “never alone.”

The local staff is MORE than pleasant, and truly care about all of us, not just the patient, but her loved ones, as well.

Thanks, Around the Clock, for making our lives a little easier during such a difficult time! ~ Judy S., Missouri 

Call 877-449-5566 or visit online for questions regarding how we can assist you, or your loved one(s), with a “life alert” type system provided through Around the Clock Medical Alarms.