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Senior Mobility Supported by Mobile Medical Alert Devices

Senior Mobility Supported by Mobile Medical Alert Devices

Falls often lead to senior mobility issues; for many, they even cause a total loss of independence. The fear of falling can be almost as limiting because it may create a paralyzing fear that prevents you from doing the things you love. The latest medical alert devices attempt to combat these fears, which make it possible for you to find peace of mind both at home and on the go.

Who Needs a Mobile Medical Alert Device?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every three seniors falls each year. This leads to millions of emergency department visits, more than 600,000 hospital admissions, and thousands of deaths. Traditional medical alert devices enable a person to call for help in or around the home. These days, active, on-the-go seniors are even more protected with mobile devices.

If you visit places that are isolated or aren’t frequented by many other people, mobile medical alert devices ensure that help is never more than a few seconds away, and that someone will be by your side within minutes. You can hike, bike, go out for coffee, or even shop at the grocery store without the fear of falling or being stranded. Having a mobile device can offer all seniors peace of mind.

How These Systems Work

Mobile medical alert devices work to improve senior mobility by going wherever seniors want to go. This is made possible by a number of new technologies that allow the waterproof pendants to place calls the same way a cell phone does. The pendant also includes GPS and Wi-Fi antennae that work with cell tower triangulation to pinpoint your exact location any time the call center is contacted. When you’re at home, the device connects to the console in your house and functions just like a traditional medical alert system

To keep you even more safe, some of these devices now include the latest in technology. GoSafe from Philips Lifeline, for example, includes fall detection technology. This means that the pendant can automatically call the Lifeline call center, if a fall is detected.

Mobile medical alert devices are an easy-to-use way to aid senior mobility by ensuring that those over the age of 65 always have access to help in the case of a fall or medical emergency. Thanks to the modern technology used in these systems, you can have peace of mind knowing you will be safe no matter where your travels take you next.

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