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Medical Alert Systems Make It Easier to Get Emergency Help

Falls are the leading cause of injury and injury death among those 65 and older, according to the Centers of Disease and Prevention. 

Using a personal medical alert system, such as those offered by EMC Security, makes it easier to quickly contact emergency help after a fall. With a push of a button, EMC Security’s 24/7 emergency operators will provide the assistance needed and will contact family, friends, neighbors and if necessary, your local 911 emergency services. 

For older adults, a medical alert system can provide peace of mind for themselves and their loved ones. Consider where accidental falls are likely to occur: 

  • Shower: EMC Security recently received an emergency alert from a customer who had fallen in the shower. Although she wasn’t injured, she couldn’t get to her feet. With noise from the shower, a family member in the house couldn’t hear the woman’s cries for help. The woman pushed her medical alert button and the operator called her daughter, who was in the house, to help. 
  • Yard: Standing on a ladder to trim tree limbs or shrubbery could lead to a fall. With a medical alert system, help is only a touch away. 
  • Driveway: If someone with mobility issues trips, a simple walk to the mailbox can lead to injuries. Driveways that are long, steep or graded on an uneven surface can add to the danger. 

Medical alert systems also make it possible for someone unable to speak to get emergency help. A stroke, fainting spell or even choking may mean there isn’t an opportunity to call for help. With a medical alert system, someone can press the call button and even if they can’t tell the operator what’s happening, the operator will still dispatch help and remain on the line until he or she has confirmed that emergency personnel have arrived. 

EMC Security offers options for a medical alert system to fit your needs. Visit emcmedicalalert.com to learn more or call 770-963-0305.