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Senior safety tips

A medical alert system can literally save lives, but even with the system, you or your loved one can take extra precautions to prevent medical emergencies.

If you have an elderly family member, or someone you care about who has special medical needs, it may weigh heavily on your mind when they are alone. You may be concerned that no one would know if this person were to fall down or need medical help.

Senior Safety is easy with Medical Alert Systems Below are some senior safety tips to keep your loved ones safe and help prevent falls:

  • Remove electrical or telephone cords from walking areas
  • Wipe up any spills as they happen
  • Make sure there is adequate lighting in the residence
  • Make sure they get up slowly after sitting or lying down
  • If a walking aid is used, make sure it is measured correctly
  • Avoid rugs or make sure they are tacked down securely

Another way to help with senior safety is with a medical alert system from WH Security. A medical alert ensures there is always a way for the people you care about to get the help they need in an emergency.

Medical Alert Systems can be worn as a bracelet, necklace or belt clip. Medical alerts can be worn as a bracelet, necklace or belt clip. The elderly person should wear this device at all times. In the event that they were to fall or have a medical emergency of any kind, pushing the button would immediately get them the help they need.

When the medical alert button is pushed, it calls the WH Security monitoring center. The monitoring center will attempt to get in touch with the client via a tabletop unit and ask the user verbally if they need help. The person has the opportunity to state their needs, like having a family member or emergency services called. If no response is heard, the monitoring center will immediately dispatch emergency services.

For the low cost of about $1 per day, you can protect your elderly family members with a medical alert system. Provide peace of mind to this person, as well as yourself, knowing they will be taken care of in an emergency or fall situation. Find out more on our WH Security Medical Alert web page or call (763) 477-3664 .