If you are asking whether you should get a medical alert bracelet or necklace, this depends on a several factors. First, are you used to wearing bracelets or necklaces. The medical alert bracelet or necklace does not weight that much and will be lighter than most necklaces and bracelets. If you are used to wearing a necklace, then we would recommend wearing a medical alert necklace. If you are used to wearing a watch or a bracelet, then we would recommend wearing a medical alert bracelet. Both options are water resistant. Something special that we include with our program is the option to switch the bracelet to a necklace and vice versa. The transmitter can be de-attached from the holder and can be made into either form. That way, you can figure out which style you like the best. A lot of people aren’t sure when they call in, so we send both options for them to try out at their leisure.
On both the bracelet and necklace included with the medical alert system, the bracelet and necklace have a button that you press. As soon as you press this button, one of our operators comes on over the base unit. They will ask you if you need assistance. Depending upon the type of emergency, they are able to dispatch the fire department, the ambulance, or the paramedics. Also, if the client requests it, our operators are able to call their emergency contacts they have on file. All of our operators are EMT certified and have a minimum education requirement. They only handle medical alert calls and are therefore much more effective at not only dispatching, but comforting the clients during their time of need.
When looking into medical alert bracelets or necklaces it is important to make sure they are comfortable and lightweight. If they aren’t comfortable there is a good chance the user won’t wear the device and therefore the medical alert will be ineffective. Our bracelets and necklaces weigh approximately ½ ounce and are around the size of a quarter; the watch attachment is the size of a small watch. On the bracelet and the necklace medical alert transmitters, there is a inset button and because of this, the button is hard to press accidentally. This ensures that there aren’t many false alarms. If the button is accidentally pressed, the client can simply press the clear button or speak with the operator and tell them it is an accident.
Both the bracelet and necklace attachments are water resistant and can be used while showering, bathing, washing the dishes, and any other water activities. Please let us know if you have any questions. We are available around the clock and would be more than happy to answer them.
Our most basic medical alert system; includes both a bracelet and necklace attachment.
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