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Protects in an emergency
Medical alert button is the integral part of any medical alert system. This button is the only part of the equipment the user will have constant contact with.
Once the user presses the help button, it will send a signal to the base unit (and the main purpose of the base unit is to establish the connection with the call center).
Help button should be worn all the time!!! even when showering or sleeping as we never know when an emergency situation might happen. Help buttons come in many shapes and forms, and we have three most common mounting options:
• Necklace pendant
• Belt clip
The user should check if the help button is water resistant or not (99% it is water proof). Help button pendant usually has one big button that a user needs to press during an emergency.
Some help button wristband have a two-way speaker built-in. This is a highly useful feature, but usually comes at an added cost. With a two-way talking help button wristband, the user can comfortably communicate with the call center agents directly through the worn device. The alternative is to use a built-in two-way speakerphone on the base station for communication, but sometimes we are just too far from the base station to hear the call center agent on the other end of the line.
2-Way Communication – The base unit hardware supports two-way communication, which means that the device is used for both alerting the call center agents and communication.
Battery Life – The 5-day battery life is provided with all of the companies that offer this type of mobile device. The hardware comes with the charging station on which the device is placed when it needs to be recharged. It only takes 3 hours for this small cradle to fully charge the device.
Connection Type – The unit uses both built-in WiFi AND cellular network to operate (Usually AT&T), so there is no need for a landline. Since the system uses cellular network OR WiFi connection to operate, the device will be operational as long as there is network coverage.
GPS Tracking – This base station supports GPS tracking, which makes it a perfect on the go solution, as the call center agents will be able to detect the location of the user in need, even if the user is unable to communicate. In such cases, the call center agent can see the location of the user on the screen when the alert signal is sent, allowing the agent to help swiftly and dispatch the emergency service to the exact location where the signal from the pendant is detected.
Fall Detection – Fall detection is supported by this system, but some companies include it as a part of the system price, while other companies offer it as an optional feature, available at an additional cost.
Those seniors who are living independent lives can get in a real trouble if they experience a fall and cannot get up. It is known that many times it happened for a person living alone to experience a fall in their home, and remain undiscovered for days. Those situations greatly diminish chances for successful recovery in the hospital This is why a lot of medical alert companies offer fall detection pendants. Fall detection technology is built into the wearable help button. It uses sensors that can detect falls.
When a person wearing a fall detection wristbandexperiences a fall, the call for help is made automatically. There is no need to physically press the help button in this situation. This is important as sometimes the user, due to injuries, cannot press the help button. Also, the person might be unresponsive or lose consciousness.In those situations, the fall detection saves lives. It is known that there is a golden hour, a time window in which if the person gets medical assistance – the chances of successful recovery are significantly increased. Fall detection automatically makes a call to the emergency call center in case of an accident that involves a fall. This means that the monitoring center of the medical alert company is aware of the accident, as soon as it happens and is able to take swift actions to provide medical assistance. This is why a lot of seniors choose to get this add-on for the home medical alert system
There are only two downsides to using a fall detection system –
1. The first one is that medical alert companies do not guarantee 100% precise fall detection. It is usually labeled as "detects 99% of falls" and has a disclaimer to it. This is because the fall detection pendant might not be able to detect all kinds of falls and accidents. Of course, the system is generally accurate and will work as intended, in most of the cases.
2. The other downside is the cost. Fall detection systems are always a bit more expensive
Fall detection is usually an add-on for the pendant itself, but not all systems sold by a certain company offer this functionality and support fall detection pendants. Fall detection comes at an added cost and it is usually charged on monthly basis. Here are the Top 6 Pendants with Fall Detection Alert Technology available on the market today.Additional Help Buttons
When purchasing medical alert service, it is often possible to get additional help button pendants. These can be used by a spouse or other people living in the same home. The number of additional pendants that can be connected to the same base stationin a home varies between companies.Help Button Range
The range of the help button depends on the system equipment and varies between different manufacturers, and it is recommended to test the operating range of the systemwhen first installing it. The layout of the home and building materials may also influence the operating range. Usually the help button will work anywhere within the home and in close proximity around it. Some help buttons have a really long range, so they work even outside of the home, in the garden or at neighbor's home for example. Also, some buttons might have an indicator when they are out of the range (less common).Alert Button Design
The design of the button can vary quite a bit. Usually, the buttons are small and discrete. Some help buttons might look really modern, others might be fashionable with different accessories (lanyards or exchangeable wristbands, etc.) available.Battery
The battery in a help button usually lasts for a long time, but in case of a two-way talking pendant it needs to be replaced / charged more regularly. Two-way talking pendants can often be used for answering regular calls as well, just like with a wireless landline phone. The company will often replace batteries in help button device free of charge, and batteries can last for years as the help button is only used for sending a distress signal to the base station upon pressing the button.Choosing a Help Button
When choosing a help button, think about which options you need.