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Emergency Call Button For Elderly

Today, more elderly adults are choosing to age in place at home with the help of their family, friends and an emergency call button.

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While living alone offers seniors an opportunity to enjoy their independence vs being in a living facility, it also poses a few risks. Fortunately, a personal call button for elderly adults provides families with the security of knowing that their loved one can simply send an alert for help should they experience an emergency.

  • Wear an emergency call button around your neck worn as a pendant, or on the wrist with a wrist strap.
  • Press the button if you need help.
  • By pressing the button, the emergency call system initiates a call to our emergency response medical alert monitoring center.
  • A trained operator will know who you are, where you are, and ask if you need help.
  • Depending on your answer, the operator will call a friend, family member or neighbor. If it's a real emergency or they cant hear you, only then will they dispatch EMS and an ambulance.
  • Upon dispatch, the operator will call and send text messages to your emergency contacts.
So with an elderly call button you can easily get help when you need it. Studies show that people who get a personal emergency response system feel less stress and anxiety within the first year of getting their call button. Call us today and see if a help button is right for you: 1-855-272-1010.

Frequently Asked Questions About The Emergency Call Button for Elderly

As you might expect, we get a lot of questions about how an emergency alert button for elderly family members works!  Here are some of the most common questions:
Q. Can the emergency call button be worn in the shower?
A. Yes!  All of our emergency call buttons are "shower-safe" meaning they can get wet.  Some are completely waterproof, others are water / splash resistant.  You can definitely bathe with the emergency call button, and we generally suggest it does not get submerged in water.
Q. How much does the emergency call button weigh?
A. Our emergency buttons for elderly loved ones are designed to be lightweight and easy to wear.  Depending on which medical alert system you choose, the emergency call button will weigh between 0.4 ounces and 1.9 ounces.  See the full selection of emergency call buttons here.  
Q. How often do the batteries in the emergency call button need to be changed or charged?
A. Our HOME Medical Alert emergency call buttons never need charging or battery replacement - we expect them to last up to 7 years.  When the internal battery does get low, we are notified and will send you a completely new emergency call button replacement at no charge.  
The HOME & AWAY GPS systems do require daily charging as they are cellular devices that are always communicating with the network.  
More information about medical alert batteries can be found here.

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