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Finding a portable fall alert system…

by admin on April 23, 2012

When you are looking at different fall alert companies, consider whether a system is portable or if it is tied into one address and one address only. It’s nice to have the flexibility of a portable fall alert. This way if you end up moving in with your son or daughter or moving anywhere else, you will have one less thing to worry about. All you’d have to do is bring your medical alert along. You would call your fall alert company and provide the information for the new address (phone number, address, etc). Your company will get that medical alert working for you that same day at the new location. This is also a nice feature if you were to visit a family member for a period of time as well. So before you order with a company, make sure they provide a flexible portable service! You never know exactly when it will make your life easier…

Who provides the best fall alert systems really is a matter of opinion. That said, there are a lot of specific things that you should look for and expect from a solid fall alert service. 1. Make sure your company provides reliable monitoring and great customer service. Customer service really is one of the biggest factors of a dependable fall alert provider. 2. Make sure your fall alert systems come with flexible terms. Don’t sign up for a company that locks you into time or isn’t able to guarantee your price! 3. Make sure you understand their service fully. An informed customer is a happy customer – so you are much less likely to be disappointed if you know everything going into your fall alert service. As long as you do thorough research before ordering, I’m sure you will find the best fall alert systems for your situation! Best of luck with your search…

Happy Valentines Day from Fall Alert.org

by admin on February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines to everyone out there! While there is nothing like showing your mom that you care by getting her a fall alert for her home, I encourage you to talk to your mother before surprising her with one… People like to be involved in decisions that effect their lives, and I’m sure your mother is the same way. After all she will be the one that needs to wear that fall alert button at all times! So talk to her before ordering a fall alert. It is good for everyone to be on the same page, and a straightforward honest conversation about her situation is the best way to go. It’s important for mom to realize that these fall alert systems are there to help her keep her independence – not take it away!

I have to admit that I just don’t get it. A lot of seniors talk about fall alert devices as if they take away a seniors independence. The reality is that having a fall alert is the perfect way to live in the home that you love for a much longer time. Not only are you able to get help whenever you need from anywhere in and around your home, but doing so helps you stay healthier and happier for longer. Fall alert devices enable you to stay at home, they empower you to be prepared for otherwise damaging emergencies, and they certainly do not take away your independence. It’s interesting to see more and more seniors coming around to this simple fact as knowledge about fall alert systems spreads. All I am saying is protect yourself, get on the bandwagon!

You may not think that you need a 30 day money back guarantee when ordering one of these fall alert systems. Maybe your mom knows that she needs one in her home just in case, and you aren’t anticipating having to return it anytime soon. Either way, so many of these fall alert companies offer their service with a money back guarantee that it is just smart to go that way. You never know what will happen in a seniors life. God forbid, mom needs to go to a nursing home within those first 30 days or decides she doesn’t like the service, it’s great to be able to get a full refund! Like a lot of guarantees that businesses give, it is just a precautionary thing! But you never can predict when it may come in handy…

Wearing your fall alert systems button…

by admin on December 19, 2011

Most fall alert systems come with either a necklace or wristband. The choice is yours. Would you be more comfortable wearing a fall alert button on your neck or wrist? Do you already wear a lot of necklaces or a watch on your wrist? Whatever works best for you is the best choice when it comes to these fall alert systems. You will need to wear this button at all times after all. If you choose the fall alert necklace, you could wear that necklace either over your shirt or under it. Don’t be shy about the system you are using. I recommend wearing that necklace proudly over your clothes. Being proud of protecting yourself with one of the fall alert systems will help your friends realize that maybe its time for them to get one too!

Most fall alert companies offer both a necklace and wristband with their service. You should choose the fall alert button based on which one would be most comfortable for you since you will be wearing this button at all times when you are at home. Maybe you want a necklace so you can wear it under your clothing, or maybe you are used to having things around your wrist and want the wristband. If you don’t have a preference consider this: because the fall alert necklace is around your neck and not around your wrist, it is more accessible in the case of an emergency. If you are wearing the wristband during a fall, one of your wrists may be pinned behind you – making your help button tough to access. Ultimately, if you don’t have a preference either way I recommend choosing the necklace. Safety first after all!

Fall alert devices as a gift?

by admin on November 26, 2011

As I’ve said before, it’s important to have your mom or dad on board before purchasing one of these fall alert devices. Surprising your mom with a fall alert as a gift can make her feel like she had no part in the decision. And since this decision directly effects her day to day life, it’s best for her to be involved. If she somehow decides she doesn’t want to wear the fall alert devices, the system will do her no good. Make sure that your mom understands that a fall alert will help her keep her independence. It doesn’t take independence away. Both you and she want to keep her in her home for as long as possible, and these fall alert devices are a great way to do so!

My elder fall alert keeps losing power…

by admin on November 22, 2011

Do you get a lot of calls from your fall alert company telling you that your machine has become unplugged or lost power? Your system may be plugged into an electrical outlet that is controlled by a light switch. Try plugging a lamp into the same outlet. Leave the lamp light on and then flip the switch. If that light turns off the electrical outlet is controlled by that light switch… Since it is very important for your elder fall alert to have power at all times, I would recommend not using the electrical outlet with the light switch. If that’s not an option you should tape that light switch in the on position so that you don’t accidentally turn your elder fall alert off. Luckily, a lot of these fall alert companies track low battery signals and would call you to make sure that everything is plugged in properly and you are getting power to your fall alert.

Fall alert devices are a form of preventative medicine. Seniors have falls more often as they age, and falls can be dangerous. Not only can seniors potentially hurt themselves during falls, but without a fall alert or another avenue for getting help, they can hurt themselves after a fall. These fall alert devices help seniors get help immediately in an emergency, and this prevents further injury from being stuck on the floor for too long without help or dragging oneself across the floor to a phone. Seniors take lots of preventative measures in their lives – even simple things like vitamins are preventative. So there is nothing wrong with getting a fall alert in your home before you ever even have a fall. It’s better to be safe and get a jump on it early!