Fall Alert Your Guide to Medical Alerts

Fall alert systems and using a lock box!

by admin on February 20, 2012

So you’ve finally talked dad into using one of these fall alert systems. Beyond choosing a great company, an important detail to think about is: How will the paramedics get into dad’s home? There are a number of options here. Either dad’s fall alert systems operator could call a family member or neighbor who has a key during an emergency, you could have a key hidden on the premises, or you could use a lock box. I always suggest using a lock box. You never know exactly when your family will be available. Maybe they are away from the phone when the call comes in – so it’s crucial to have a different plan just in case! The lock box is just a secure way to have a key at the premise. You would lock a spare key inside the lock box, and your fall alert systems operator will relay the code to the paramedics at the time of dispatch! So think about how to get emergency help into the home before you sign up with a company!

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