It’s a conversation few adults wish to have with their aging parent, grandparent or other loved one: the “Is it time to consider a medical alert system?” discussion. Also known as a personal emergency response system (PERS), a medical alert system is designed to be a network of support to someone who may be at risk of a fall or other medical emergency while living independently.
Who is a Medical Alert System For?
At Park Security Systems, we have found that a medical alert system is not only for the very elderly. It may also be for those who are:
- Homebound or partially homebound
- Disabled but able to live alone
- Disabled or elderly while living with others who work full-time
For these and other independent adults who may be at risk of a fall or other medical emergency, a medical alert system can be a lifeline in time of need. The device that is integrated to the panel is a simple bracelet or pendant; it’s discreet, comfortable and connects immediately to the system when the button is pushed no matter the time of day or night. The operator is located in the United States, which is a fact that tends to allay the concerns of many families.
Setting Up a Medical Alert System
Speaking of relieving concerns, it’s also very simple to set up; just plug the base into a wall, connect the phone cord and flip the on switch. A trusted friend, neighbor or family member typically completes setup – but sometimes, users find it easy enough to take care of themselves.
Having the Conversation
The “Is it time to consider a medical alert system” conversation can be uncomfortable, but it doesn’t have to be. Making sure loved ones have all the safety support they need is a regular part of family life. To learn more about medical alert systems in the Altoona, Johnstown or State College area of Pennsylvania, contact Park Security Systems.
About Park Security Systems
PARK Security Systems is a full-service security provider that is locally owned and operated in Central Pennsylvania. PARK Security Systems’ certified expert technicians offer complete Commercial and Residential Security System solutions.