Fall Alert Your Guide to Medical Alerts

How long should it take for a medical alert to get you help?

by admin on September 27, 2012

Different medical alert companies quote you the time that it will take to get you help using their system. It makes sense that when someone signs up for a service, they want to be able to quantify the service they are getting. So it makes sense to ask, but no company can tell you exactly how long it will take. There are two parts to getting help. How quickly will their medical alert systems connect you with an operator? How long does it take for the paramedics to get to your house. No medical alert representative will be able to tell you exactly how long it will take from pressing that help button to the paramedics showing up at your house. In fact they won’t be able to even tell you how long it would take within a margin of 10 minutes. But what they can tell you is how long it will take to get an operator over the line when you press that button. Most medical alert systems will get you an operator within 20 to 30 seconds. Most of this equipment works very similarly, so while one company tells you 15 seconds and another quotes you 50 seconds – often the bigger difference is between a conservative estimate and a generous one. So you can ask all you want exactly how long it will take for help to arrive, but no that no company can accurately or honestly give you that information – only how quickly they can connect you with an operator!

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