Why Medical Alert Systems Are Better Than Cell Phones

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Make sure you stay connected to help in your home Imagine a medical alert device you wear everyday. When you need to make an emergency call, it works, and immediately connects you to a highly trained care specialist. The device you're imagining is a MedFirst Alert Personal Help Button supported by our Medical Alert Service. If you choose MedFirst Alert , in the event of a fall, you now have 24 hour emergency help available at your ...
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Home Medical Alert Systems Give New Meaning to House Calls

Just when you thought no one made house calls anymore you find that there is a system that, in a way, does just that. At a time when you are unable to get help, your medical alert system will bring help to you. But, how do these systems work and what is the catch? Is there a catch? There is no catch. The system itself is provided for you at no cost to you (if you are lucky enough to be reading this post).  When you order your system just ...
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Should Medicaid Pay For Home Medical Alert Systems?

Currently, most state Medicaid programs do not pay for home medical alert systems.  These medical alert systems are often referred to as Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS). In order to obtain Medicaid funding, a local Medicaid waiver is required in most municipalities. For example, the state of New York requires PERS providers to collect personal data from each subscriber of medical alert systems.  It's my opinion that unless you are ...
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5 Ways Medical Alert Systems can help Your Family

Families today face many tough decisions. Respecting the wish of aging parents to maintain independence and autonomy should not be one of the hard choices for families to make. In fact, when you check out these great ways that medical alert systems can help your family, you might just wonder what you were ever worried about. 1)   Peace of mind. This is perhaps the greatest benefit that medical alert or personal emergency response systems ...
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Compare Medical Alert Systems

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So, you've already established the fact that you or a loved one is in need of a medical alert system for their security, independence or peace of mind. The next step is to compare a medical alert systems provider. As you probably know by now, there are thousands of medical alert systems providers also called Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS). What you probably didn't know is that most of the companies selling these medical alert systems ...
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Medical Alert Systems In Florida

It's no secret that the State of Florida has one of the highest percentages of elderly people living in the Sunshine State.  Among the elderly, nearly 813,000 live alone and most are women. By the year 2025 it's expected that the elderly population will grow by an estimated 19%. MedFirst Alert medical alert systems cover all counties in Florida with an emphasis in Charlotte,  Citrus, and Sarasota.  Cape Coral, St. Petersburg, Fort Lauderdale, ...
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South Carolina Seniors ElderCare and Medical Alert Systems

South Carolina Senior Population Growth

South Carolina has experienced a significant growth of seniors or mature adults over the last few decades. The baby boom has begun to have a dramatic impact and will continue to affect the nation and South Carolina’s communities and institutions over the next twenty years. The state’s population has grown from 286,272 persons aged 60 and over since 1970 to 651,482 in the year 2,000, a 128% increase in thirty years. The population 60 years and ...
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How to Have a Conversation with your parent about medical alert systems

One of the most difficult conversations you will have with your aging parent is generally centered around their health care. Will they go to an assisted living facility? Will they stay at home with a full time nurse? Will they receive partial in home care? Children of senior citizens worry about their parents being alone at home and unable to call for help often purchase their parents with a medical alert system only to discover that they ...
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How to Setup Your Medical Alert System

Medical Alert System  Setup: 1. Install the medical alert console in a convenient location which must be near both a telephone jack and an AC power outlet. Locating the console in the kitchen and bath areas are not recommended because of water exposure and appliances which may give off radio interference. 2. Connect the telephone cord (included) to the telephone jack on the back of the console marked "LINE". Connect the other end of the ...
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MedFirst Medical Alert Features and Options

Medical Alert System Features and Options Standard Fixed Operation for the MedFirst Medical Alert System No transmitter loaded notification. The MedFirst Alert system checks the alarm system memory for a transmitter key code. If no transmitter is loaded the medical alert system will report this to our central monitoring station. Programmable Options Power Failure reporting: When the power has been OFF for 1 to 2 hours our medical alert ...
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