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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, it also poses a few risks. Fortunately, a 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.

Benefits of Call Button For Elderly At Home

When an elderly senior lives alone, their changing health needs and abilities put them at risk for emergencies. For example, a new medication could cause a senior to become dizzy and fall. Seniors are also more vulnerable to house fires if they struggle with memory loss. For seniors with lowered immune systems, even a small cold could lead to them developing serious symptoms that requires them to use their call button for elderly adult assistance.

Affordable Monitoring

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Seniors often live on a fixed budget after retirement, which makes it important to find care options that are affordable. A call button for elderly adults only costs one dollar a day, and the benefits it provides are priceless. Just knowing that they have a way to instantly receive help in an emergency gives seniors the confidence they need to enjoy living independently. A senior can wear the small, portable call button at all times, and it does not interfere with their mobility. This means that a senior has access to this lifesaving alert system no matter where they go in their home, and it even works outdoors.

Increase Quality of Life

When a senior has a call button for elderly adults, they are able to bathe, prepare meals and complete household chores without worrying about what could happen in an emergency. Family caregivers can also enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing their loved one is protected from harm when they are alone. This eliminates the potential of developing caregiver guilt, and many families find that promoting independence for their elderly loved one improves their relationship.

Access to prompt emergency monitoring services is essential for seniors living alone since all it takes is just one fall to leave them vulnerable to long-term injuries. Fortunately, a call button for elderly adults grants immediate access to a lifesaving alert system that will ensure help arrives within minutes. By equipping seniors with this easy-to-use and comfortable device, families never have to worry about their loved one’s safety at home.

How Do Emergency Call Buttons for Seniors Work?

Getting an emergency call button is easy and inexpensive. And nobody needs to know you're wearing it as they are small and can be worn underneath your shirt or tucked inside a bra.

How It Works
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Here's how it works:

  • 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, you initiate 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 Emergency Call Buttons

As you might expect, we get a lot of questions about how an emergency 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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