Life Alert News:
He protected you, now it’s time you protected him.
by Heidi Nestor, Writer and Editor,
This Father’s Day get dad something he’ll use more
than golf clubs; something that will stay with him longer than an
expensive dinner; and something that can summon help better than his
cell phone. Get dad the
gift of Freedom and Independence with the Life
Life Alert Protection consists of Life Alert’s
original medical alert system with emergency help button that is worn
either as a pendant or on the wrist. Some
medical alert pendants are large and bulky making it heavy to wear – let
alone SLEEP with. But this
medical pendant is so small it can easily be tucked into a shirt or
covered by a long sleeve keeping it out of sight.
More importantly, the
lightweight, waterproof pendant is comfortable and can be used in the
shower and tub; which is vital especially since the bathroom is one of
main areas where the elderly are most vulnerable. Therefore, it’s
imperative that an emergency response pendant be able to work where
moisture, humidity, and heavy water flow occurs, while being able to
have the freedom to wear the buoyant pendant while bathing.
So if dad falls in the shower, he can still summon help.
The system is easy to set up and use, just set the
two-way communication monitor on a flat surface, plug it in, and go on
with life. If dad needs
help, he simply presses the help button on the pendant or wristband and
an emergency dispatcher will notify emergency help; contact any family
or friends, if requested; and stay on the line with him until help
arrives. But that’s not
all; the dispatcher will be able to notify the medics of any prior
emergencies or medication use that may be relevant to the emergency.
Life Alert Protection is just as unique as your
dad, because it comes with package options for upgrades, which no other
medical alert service does. Along with the original service, dad can
upgrade with Life Alert’s Monitored Fire Protection and/or Monitored CO
Gas Protection Package.
Standard smoke and CO alarms just make noise to
alert you of a problem.
Unfortunately, this isn’t always helpful with the elderly since Olfactic
impairments increase for seniors with each passing year, and recent
research indicates that people over 60 have a 30 percent olfactory
impairment. By age 80, this
percentage rises to over 60 percent, according to the U.S. Fire
But even if dad is as spry as a 20 year old golf
caddy, sometimes all of us accidentally leave something on the stove too
long. Life Alert’s
Monitored Fire Protection not only sounds an alarm upon detecting fire
or smoke, it also sends a signal to a team of dispatchers, who then
alert the local fire department.
Although smelling smoke may be easy to detect with
the human nose, smelling Carbon Monoxide (CO) Gas is not.
CO gas is odorless, colorless, and can build up to dangerous
levels in water heaters, furnaces, clothes dryers or fireplaces.
Life Alert’s Monitored CO Gas Protection will detect dangerous CO
levels, while sounding its siren to warn you and alert a team of
dispatchers, who will notify authorities.
Another upgrade to the Life Alert Protection
Package is with the mobile 911 Phone. When dad is out and about on the
golf course, senior center or just doing chores, make sure he takes
protection with him. In an
emergency, he simply pushes the big, red, help button on the 911 phone
to be connected to a 911 operator.
This phone works anywhere and has nationwide coverage where
cellular phones operate.
The best part of Life Alert’s Protection Package is
the cost. For a year’s service,
the original Life Alert system is cheaper than a high-end set of golf
clubs and less then a monthly cell phone service.
Each upgrade adds a minimal cost but provides priceless
protection. Moreover, there
are no hidden fees or unexpected
increase of monthly fees.
All Life Alert’s services come with a price protection agreement which
guarantees a fixed cost for the life of the contract, and allows the
contract to be cancelled if dad enters into a nursing facility or needs
24 hour nurse care.
Although buying dad new golf clubs may sound like a
good idea, this June 17th, protect the man who has protected
you by getting him Life Alert’s Protection Package instead, and you’ll
be sure to hit a hole in one.
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