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  • Life Alert News: He protected you, now it’s time you protected him.
    of any prior emergencies or medication use that may be relevant to the emergency Life Alert Protection is just as unique as your dad because it comes with package options for upgrades which no other medical alert service does Along with the original service dad can upgrade with Life Alert s Monitored Fire Protection and or Monitored CO Gas Protection Package Standard smoke and CO alarms just make noise to alert you of a problem Unfortunately this isn t always helpful with the elderly since Olfactic impairments increase for seniors with each passing year and recent research indicates that people over 60 have a 30 percent olfactory impairment By age 80 this percentage rises to over 60 percent according to the U S Fire Administration But even if dad is as spry as a 20 year old golf caddy sometimes all of us accidentally leave something on the stove too long Life Alert s Monitored Fire Protection not only sounds an alarm upon detecting fire or smoke it also sends a signal to a team of dispatchers who then alert the local fire department Although smelling smoke may be easy to detect with the human nose smelling Carbon Monoxide CO Gas is not CO gas is odorless colorless and can build up to dangerous levels in water heaters furnaces clothes dryers or fireplaces Life Alert s Monitored CO Gas Protection will detect dangerous CO levels while sounding its siren to warn you and alert a team of dispatchers who will notify authorities Another upgrade to the Life Alert Protection Package is with the mobile 911 Phone When dad is out and about on the golf course senior center or just doing chores make sure he takes protection with him In an emergency he simply pushes the big red help button

    Original URL path: http://lifealert.org/blog/FathersDay2015.htm (2016-04-26)
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  • So You Think You Are Just a Phone Call Away?
    fall Other medical conditions and dizziness associated with medication can easily cause a senior to be off balance too Making your elderly loved ones safe at home especially when alone involves more than getting extra phones According to the U S National Institute of Health safety involves keeping stairways hallways and pathways clear of any debris fastening handrails steps and carpets when needed Mounting grab bars near toilets and in showers laying down non skid mats or carpet on all surfaces that may get wet or become slippery keeping electric cords and wires near walls and out of walking paths putting a night light close to the bed and keeping a phone nearby These measures are good ways to assist in keeping a senior from falling and having a phone nearby can be helpful at times but you need to consider what would happen if the fallen senior either can t reach a phone or reach you by phone What is your medical emergency backup plan A personal medical alert system where a pendant or wrist band is worn has an emergency team standing by with only one push of a button away Life Alert will automatically dispatch help even if the elder can t talk or get to the phone Preventive maintenance is also key and you can start by enrolling elders into balance and mobility classes given by community hospitals schools and churches in order to keep your venerable loved one balanced and flexible Additionally here are some tips to maintain the wellness of seniors provided by Eldercare for Dummies Don t allow your elder to become sedentary Inactivity causes muscles to become even weaker When your elder rises from a sitting position remind him or here to stand still for a few minutes before take a first

    Original URL path: http://lifealert.org/blog/SoYouThinkYouAreJustaPhoneCallAway.htm (2016-04-26)
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  • What looks good with wearing Green on St. Patrick's Day?
    one when needed Life Alert provides seniors independence by allowing them to remain in their own home Remaining in your own home can help you with something else that s green Money The cost of a 36 month membership with Life Alert is less than one month s rent at a retirement community and that s no blarney And speaking of things that are green you don t need a 4 leaf clover to be able to afford the best emergency response system Life Alert s price protection agreement provides pot of gold coverage packages ranging from basic protection to monitored CO Gas and Smoke alarms Best of all Life Alert guarantees a fixed cost for the life of the contract and allows the user to cancel the agreement if s he enters into a nursing facility Most importantly Life Alert s membership is very affordable with basic monthly service being less than the cost of a cell phone plan or cable service Life Alert also offers a special 911 phone so your protection can be as mobile as you in case you re out walking when suddenly you trip and find yourself on the ground with a face full of shamrocks Simply push the 911 phone and help will be sent Beware of Imposters Just as people dress up and pretend to be Irish on St Patrick s Day Life Alert also has people pretending to be the industry leader in medical alert So watch out for those who try to sell you a Life Alert system Only Life Alert Emergency Response can sell the original Help I ve fallen and I can t get up system A way you can tell the difference is to ask where their emergency center is located Many medical alert companies farm out

    Original URL path: http://lifealert.org/blog/StPattysDay.htm (2016-04-26)
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  • Life Alert: The Perfect Gift for Your Valentine.
    will talk to you assess the situation and send help faster than your beating heart on your wedding night Even if you can t communicate with them Life Alert will still send help and the best part is you don t even need to use a phone But there s more Life Alert s personal protection system can be upgraded to include their monitored Fire Protection System just in case that smoke you smell isn t coming from your smoke n hot wife but rather the romantic dinner that is burning on the stove Standard fire alarms only make noise to warn of smoke whereas Life Alert s monitored fire protection system alerts you upon detecting fire or smoke while sending a signal to our team of dispatchers who will notify the local authorities Another upgrade feature is our monitored CO Gas Alarm which upon detection of carbon monoxide will alert a team of dispatchers who summon the fire department even if no one is home Having a fast line into the fire department provides protection and peace of mind at all times and this kind of security can leave you with nothing to be alarmed about As for adult children of elders Life Alert makes a great Valentine s Day present for your parents Valentine s Day is the day you show the people you love how much you care and that includes your parents Banish the thought of having mom move in with you due to her getting on in age she doesn t want to live with you she wants to keep her independence With Life Alert Protection seniors can continue to live independently without having to give up their lifestyle A Life Alert gift for Valentine s Day tells mom that you want her to be

    Original URL path: http://lifealert.org/blog/ValentinesDay2015.htm (2016-04-26)
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  • Life Alert News: Twas the Fall Before Christmas
    and trees Try as I might I couldn t move at all Not even roll to the phone to make a call Help I ve fallen and I can t get up I declared Hoping my husband would hear me up stairs But sound asleep he was nestled in our bed With visions of Christmas turkey dancing in his head When what to my wondering eyes should appear Upon my chest among all the plastic reindeer My Life Alert pendant shining like a gift from heaven So I can call for help fast 24 7 After pushing my help button a reassuring voice I must say Was keeping me calm while help was on the way And then in a twinkling I heard at the door The knocking of help to lift me from the floor The firemen suddenly appeared like Santa s magic elves And I laughed with relief in spite of myself Dressed in uniforms professional from head to foot Their clothes were clean and neat no ashes or soot A bundle of tools were set on the floor They checked my vitals and so much more In no time upon my feet walking I was able They even set Santa s village back on the table My night before Christmas fall had been put to the test Resulting in Life Alert Emergency Response being the best With 5 areas of protections for the family and home from monitored help smoke gas alarms and even a mobile phone One touch of a button sends help immediately For medical fall fire and other emergencies So I can maintain an independent lifestyle With confidence security and a victorious smile I am ever so grateful to my Life Alert Protection And the EMTs who cleaned everything up leaving no detection I

    Original URL path: http://lifealert.org/blog/TwasTheFallBeforeChristmas.htm (2016-04-26)
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  • Life Alert News: Here are Some Basic Thanksgiving Requirements, Turkey, Pumpkin Pie and Life Alert.
    pie whose recipe been passed down for generations even Uncle Ted s special green bean casserole has you going back for seconds every time just what is in that casserole anyway Add a little holiday stress over spending the day with mom grandma and uncle Ted all at the same time how can one not over eat But if you do Life Alert wants you to know we re there for you even if you don t know if that burning sensation in your chest is heart burn or a heart attack or if that sudden bloating and nauseous feeling is from over eating or a life threatening allergic reaction to Uncle Ted s casserole because this year he added peanuts and forgot to tell you Regardless of the symptoms or causes one touch of Life Alert s emergency pendant will signal our dispatchers who are able to get you help for any medical emergency at any time 24 7 even on turkey day Life Alert offers other areas of protection too such as monitored CO gas poisoning and smoke detectors that send a signal to our dispatchers in the event that Uncle Ted leaves the casserole in the oven a bit too long Moreover Life Alert s special 911 Phone can come in handy when the Turkey tryptophan kicks in as you re driving home and you fall asleep at the wheel Just press the big red button on the phone and 911 will be called immediately So this holiday season enjoy your family and the food knowing that Life Alert Protection is a button press away If Life Alert protection could enhance your quality of life and later replace or delay going to a retirement facility wouldn t you be interested in a FREE informational brochure Call 1

    Original URL path: http://lifealert.org/blog/SomeBasicThanksgivingRequirements.htm (2016-04-26)
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  • Sci-fi Meets the Medical Industry
    to dark sunglass The camera sees images and sends the information to a microprocessor which converts the data and then transmits electrical signals to the retina s viable cells then onto the brain allowing it to perceive patterns of light and dark So now you can see where you re going day or night and you ll look totally cool by wearing your sunglasses at night Perhaps one of the most fascination medical revelations that sounds like it came out of Mary Shelley s novel is occurring at The Center for Bionic Medicine CBM a research and rehabilitation institute focused on improving the function and quality of life for people who have suffered limb loss CBM is pioneering a technique called targeted reinnervation Simply put amputated nerves are transferred to spare muscle and skin in an amputee s limb The nerves grow into the muscle to provide additional control signals for the operation of prosthesis This allows patients to control multiple functions in their prosthesis while creating an easier more natural manner Although this may seem like the beginnings of the Star Trek s Borg race this is real revolutionary science Sci fi meets the medical industry Dr Frankenstein only had a slab electricity and an abnormal brain to work with but today s world of modern medicine has cutting edge technology at its fingertips quite literally and is creating bionic people with life expectancies that can reach beyond 100 years and more importantly without any monster destroying the village side effects Not to be left behind Life Alert also researches cutting edge technology that will reinstate and rejuvenate something just as vital as ones mobility and sight Independence Their new wireless emergency response system allows those who don t have a standard landline to still be safe and independent

    Original URL path: http://lifealert.org/blog/Sci-fiMeetsMedicalIndustry.htm (2016-04-26)
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  • This Memorial Day Remember Those We Lost and Those We Still Have.
    edge technology makes the emergency button so waterproof that even a Navy Seal would be impressed Just as there are branches of the military protecting our great nation Life Alert offers branches of protection as well so homes and families can stay safe and independent For example standard fire alarms only make noise to warn of smoke whereas Life Alert s Monitored Fire P rotection system not only alerts you upon detecting fire or smoke it also sends a signal to a team of dispatchers who notify the local authorities Life Alert s monitored fire protection system can literally mean the difference between life and death and this kind of fast response can save the valuables that families have worked hard for Here is an actual testimonial from a happy customer I am writing to thank you for your help the other day I had put something on my gas stove forgot about it and left my house My fire alarm went on from the smoke in my kitchen You called the fire department and they prevented a fire in my house I was not even home at that time and you saved my home Again thank you very much Life Alert also offers another great way to protect the family with the Monitored CO Gas Protection System Carbon Monoxide CO is an odorless colorless gas that can build up to dangerous levels in homes through hard laboring stoves water heaters furnaces clothes dryers or the fireplace if not property vented maintained and operated Sometimes the elderly either can t or forget to maintain these things Life Alert s CO Gas Protection System is monitored and will not only warn of high levels of the poisonous gas but will also send help any time of day or night if CO

    Original URL path: http://lifealert.org/blog/MemorialDay2014.htm (2016-04-26)
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