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Do You Need A Medical Alert System?

Issue 8.14

George Burns once said, “Everything that goes up must come down. But there comes a time when not everything that’s down can come up.”

 And that’s where an affordable reliable medical alarm can come in handy.  If you should get down and not be able to get up Rescue Alert will be there to assist you.

 There are many different circumstances contributing to the need for a medical alert system.

 From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 Did you know?

Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls.

 Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries.

 Twenty to thirty percent of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries such as lacerations, hip fractures, or head traumas.

 These injuries can make it hard to get around or live independently, and increase the risk of early death.

 Most fractures among older adults are caused by falls.

 Many people, who fall, even if they are not injured, develop a fear of falling.

 This fear may cause them to limit their activities, which leads to reduced mobility and loss of physical fitness, and in turn increases their actual risk of falling.

 People who fall are four to five times more likely to be admitted to a long-term care facility for a year or longer.

 But the news isn’t all bad.  Studies have shown that the quicker someone can receive help from a fall, stroke, or any medical emergency the better the outcome will be. That person will spend less time in a hospital, their recovery will be quicker, and their quality of life after the event will be much better.

 Wisdom says,

Get the service before you actually need it. Sometimes new subscribers forget that they are wearing a help button. If they have been using a medical alert system for a year or two before they need it, they tend to remember it in an emergency situation.

 The first fall is often devastating. Sometimes it takes an initial fall for someone to realize that they really do need help contacting their family in an emergency situation.

 Unfortunately, falling down and breaking a hip and then waiting several hours to be discovered takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll.

 Often the general health and resilience of the person is never the same after the experience. When an accident happens, responding quickly makes all the difference.

 Get the best, affordable, most reliable medical alarm available, with a response center located right here in St. George.  Our friendly Certified Emergency Medical Dispatchers ready to help you. 

Call (435) 986-1735 today to see how you can have this peace of mind service in your home for pennies a day.

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