Assisting Hands® offers additional services in Arlington Heights, IL, such as medical alert/emergency response, to ensure the safety of our clients even when our caregivers are not in the home.
What is a Medical Alert System?
Medical alert system can provide you comfort in knowing that help is only the push of a button away. What would you do if you were home alone and couldn’t get up to reach the telephone? What if you were experiencing signs of a stroke or a heart attack but couldn’t dial for help?
A medical alert device can be worn around your neck, discreetly placed as a pin on your shirt pocket, or worn as a wristband. When pushed, it can dial an emergency response team, your loved ones, or in some cases, a 24-hour on-call dispatcher to talk you through the situation.
Medical alerts are no longer clunky pendants only for falls. These 21st century emergency response devices can come with a myriad of advanced features:
- Detect motion and identify when a fall has occurred
- Alert a pre-selected family member or friend instead of a 911 in the case of non-emergency situations
- Specific features for your needs (ex. device that can be activated with one hand for stroke survivors).
- Wall-mounted medical alert buttons near the floor in every room of your house
- Wide range GPS
How can Assisting Hand Home Care help?
Assisting Hands owners, nurses, and caregivers can provide you with guidance on choosing the best medical alert system for your needs. Factors to consider include: the monthly service cost, activation fees, the GPS range, automatic fall detection, UL-listed devices, and whether the monitoring services are in-house or outsourced.
Can advanced medical alerts replace the need for a caregiver?
No. The care of another person is always your safest choice when there is a high risk of a fall. At Assisting Hands Home Care, our caregivers and CNAs receive fall prevention training to make sure your loved one is safe at home.