How to Choose A Medical Alert System

Choosing a medical alert system can be a daunting task. That's why you need to do your homework before making a decision on which medical alert company will earn your business. Who will be monitoring your medical alert system? Having a quality monitoring center is the key to having quality personal medical alert systems. Many of the larger medical alert companies will tell you that it's important to have your own in-house monitoring center ...
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How Do Medical Alert Systems Work?

One of the questions we get all the time is: How do your medical alert systems work?   Let's first begin by explaining the individual parts. Generally, there are four components to a medical alert system (PERS). The first component is a radio transmitter, or the call button. The call button may be worn on the wrist like a wrist watch or it can be worn as a necklace (pendant). The second component is the console or base unit. The base ...
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Do MedFirst Alert Medical Alert Systems Work with Voice Over IP (VoIP)?

One of the questions we are asked frequently - Will your equipment work using services like Vonage, MagicJack, or SIP based with an ATA (analog trunk adapter)?  Is the unit a network Ethernet/WiFi?  Or, are all your units connected via analog RJ-11 type connections? We do offer medical alert products that are 100% compatible with VoIP communication services and devices.  Our product is already working with many customers using Majic Jack, ...
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Medical Alert Systems and Customer Service From MedFirst Alert

Great customer service is the lifeblood of any business. You can offer sales gimmicks and price cuts to bring in new customers but unless you can deliver exceptional service to your existing customers and a passion to do what is right, your business won't be profitable for long. Great customer service is all about doing what's right for the customer every time. Not some of the time but every time. A happy customer will pass positive feedback ...
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What Can You Do To Prevent Falls? For Older Adults In and Around The House

Senior-Fall-Prevention

Preventing falls at home is not as easy as it might seem. Most homes usually have many areas that need addressing when it comes to fall prevention. Let's start with the overall cleanliness of the home. A cluttered home is just asking for an accident. If you know of a senior living at home by themselves, make sure the pathways and walking areas are free from clutter. Shoes, clothing, books, magazines and other clutter should be removed from the ...
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Instant Care Medical Alert System Sends Alert As Text for Elderly Parent

Instant Care Pendant

Question: I'm looking for a medical alert system for my 91 year-old mom that will do the following: Upon activating the panic button, an alert will be sent to my cell phone when I'm available. When I'm not available, the response center will handle it. The reason I need this, is that I live with mom and am often in another part of the house and cannot hear her calling to me. And in most of those situations, the need is not ...
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MedFirst Alert Now Offering MediPendant Medical Alert System

MediPendant Medical Alert System

MedFirst Alert is pleased to add a new addition to our medical alert systems.  The MediPendant is the first monitored medical alarm / alert system on the market today that allows the user to speak and listen to the operator DIRECTLY through the pendant! Range is estimated to be up to 600 feet and voice quality is excellent.  Before we allow any product to be used we thoroughly test all of our equipment.  We offer several different types of ...
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Senior Financial Abuse and the Warning Signs

Experts say senior financial abuse will become a prevalent problem over the next few decades as the number of seniors grows. Unfortunately, these same seniors are victimized by their own relatives or people they confide and trust in. Senior Financial abuse takes many forms. Some of the warning signs include:   Illegally accessing a senior’s bank accounts, Social Security checks, pension payments, IRA or pension accounts, credit ...
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Medicare, Medicaid and Medical Alert Systems

One of the questions we get all the time is: Does Medicare/Medicaid pay for my medical alert system?  The answer is generally no. For the most part, medical alert systems or personal emergency response systems are not covered by Medicare. Sometimes, charitable organizations like churches and non-profits will have senior adult ministries established that may provide some of the costs for medical alert systems.  You may also check to see if your ...
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Two Primary Causes of Falls for Seniors in and around the home:

1. Changes in health and age •        The use of certain medications •        Slowing down of the reflexes •        Poor vision •        Difficulty balancing 2. Hazardous situations in the home •        Slippery, wet  floors •        Poor  lighting •        Electrical cords in pathways •        Loose or wrinkled rugs •        Raised thresholds between rooms and doorways •        Clutter - a main contributor   Did you know? ...
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