Fall Detection Systems
One out of four seniors will fall in their own home each year, and less than half of those falls will involve medical attention. In these moments, it's important to have something on hand to alert medical teams and ensure you are always safe.
At Medical Care Alert, our AutoFALL fall detection medical alert systems can automatically let us know if you fall. Our fall detectors can be added for just $10.00 a month more on any HOME, HOME & AWAY or SmartWatch Medical Alert System plan.
Do I Need Automatic Fall Detection?
If you are an adult who is 60 or older, you can benefit from a fall detection device. A fall detection system is very helpful if you should fall and can't get up or are also unable to press the button. The medical fall alert pendant will signal the base station for you and call the monitoring center. Check out what previous clients have said about their experiences with their fall detection devices.
Fall detection is also a great feature for anyone prone to fainting, blackouts or other conditions where they may not be able to press the button for themselves. Individuals under 60 are also welcome to use this service.
How Does AutoFALL Fall Detection Work?
Our AutoFALL devices contain fall detection sensors that tracks a rapid change in motion such as and a hard fall on a ground surface. It will then send a fall alert signal to the emergency response center.
An operator will reach out and assess the situation. Even if you cannot speak, the operator will dispatch help.
In addition to the AutoFALL fall alert detection feature, users can press the button anytime for emergency help. Fall detection provides an extra level of security — it's a lifeline emergency alert to get you help when you need it.
The fall detection pendant can be worn anywhere around your home or as far as your medical alert system will allow. It is shower-safe, so it can be used in the shower where many falls occur.
Due to the specifics involved with fall detection, no fall detection device can guarantee to pick up on 100% of falls. If you are able, please press the button for added security.
Medical Care Alert's Fall Detection Devices
Medical Care Alert offers several fall detection devices to fit any individual lifestyle and budget. Choose from any of the following:
- HOME with AutoFALL pendant: Our HOME alert system covers you throughout your house. It comes with a mobile button that can be worn as a pendantfor ultimate protection up to 400 feet away from the home base.
- HOME & AWAY ULTRA with AutoFALL detection: Be fully protected anywhere you go with the HOME & AWAY ULTRA system. The fall detection sensors are already built into your ULTRA device and are enabled when you select this feature, protecting you at home or anywhere you go in the USA.
- SmartWatch PRO with AutoFALL detection: At Medical Care Alert, we bundle our alert systems into one convenient SmartWatch, with features like fall detection, heart rate monitoring and step tracking. Maintain your active lifestyle without fear of falling.
Choose The Right Fall Detection System For You
HOME & AWAY ULTRA With AutoFALL Detection
Go anywhere in the USA with built-in fall detection sensors. Speak directly into the pendant if you need help. GPS location services and cellular communication in a small 2 ounce Shower-Safe pendant.
$49.95 / Month
HOME with AutoFALL Pendant
For folks who want fall detection in and around the home. Pendant has 400 foot range from the base station. No landline? No Problem! Add cellular communication if no landline phone in the home.
$39.95 / Month
SmartWatch PRO With AutoFALL Detection
Our SmartWatch PRO mobile medical alert system features automatic fall detection on the wrist. It's lightweight and shower-safe. Includes pedometer and heart rate monitor.
$49.95 / Month
How Do I Choose the Right Fall Detection Device?
When choosing fall detection devices for seniors, it's important to consider a few factors to ensure they meet the specific needs of the individual. Here are some guidelines to help with the selection process.
1. Understand the Types of Fall Detection Devices
Fall detection devices generally fall into two broad categories — personal wearable fall detection monitors worn around the neck and those worn on the wrist. Personal wearable devices, such as wristbands, pendants or clips, are designed to detect shifts in a person's body position. The SmartWatch PRO from Medical Care Alert is one of the only fall detection devices that may be worn on the wrist.
2. Assess the Individual's Mobility and Lifestyle
Consider the mobility level and daily activities of the senior. Personal wearable medical alert devices with fall detection and GPS are suitable for active seniors who move around independently inside and outside the home. An in-home medical alert system with fall detection may be more appropriate for seniors with limited mobility who spend a significant amount of time in a confined area, such as a bedroom or living room.
3. Evaluate the Accuracy and Reliability
Look for fall detection devices that offer high accuracy and reliability in detecting falls. Read reviews, consult with healthcare professionals or caregivers and compare different products to find the one that provides consistent and accurate fall detection. Remember, no fall detection device will detect 100% of falls, so the wearer should always press their button if they are able to.
4. Consider Additional Features
Some fall detection devices come with additional features like GPS tracking, two-way communication and automatic alerts to caregivers or emergency services. These features can enhance the safety and overall functionality of the device, depending on the specific needs of the senior. The HOME & AWAY ULTRA or the SmartWatch PRO from Medical Care Alert are good choices to consider.
5. Test and Trial Period
If possible, opt for devices that offer a trial period or money-back guarantee. This allows the senior to test the device and determine its effectiveness in detecting falls and adapting to their lifestyle. And you should NEVER agree to a long-term contract.
Remember, it's always recommended to consult with healthcare professionals, including doctors, physical therapists or geriatric care managers, who can provide personalized recommendations based on the senior's specific needs and medical conditions.
Contact Medical Care Alert About Our Fall Detection Systems
Medical Care Alert designs fall detection systems with your convenience and safety in mind — after all, “Care” is our middle name.
If you are interested in learning more about which device is best for you, contact us today!
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