Month: October 2013

High-tech Gadgets Monitor Seniors’ Safety At Home

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Seniors learn how to protect themselves at annual Safety Fair

More nighttime bathroom trips can indicate a brewing urinary tract infection. A change in gait, such as starting to take shorter or slower steps, can signal increased risk for a fall. Basic motion sensors can’t detect that. So Rantz’s team adapted the Microsoft Kinect 3-D camera, developed for video games, to measure subtle changes in walking. (Yes, it can distinguish visitors.) The researchers installed the sensor package in apartments at the university-affiliated TigerPlace community and in a Cedar Falls, Iowa, senior complex. On-site nurses received automatic emails about significant changes in residents’ activity. One study found that after a year, residents who agreed to be monitored were functioning better than an unmonitored control group, presumably because nurses intervened sooner at signs of trouble, Rantz said.
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Seniors Take Pedestrian Safety Into Their Own Hands

New York is a city of walking, with the vast majority of streets and bridges accessible by foot. This very convenience makes the city an appealing one to seniors, some of whom feel less secure using public transportation or traveling farther distances as they age. We only ride the subway when we have to, said Hazel Clark, a member of the East Brooklyn senior group. If theres a bus line well try to take the bus line, because [subways] have no elevators and no escalators in this area. The Metropolitan Transit Authority has 468 subway stations across the five boroughs, but only 74 of them are now equipped with elevators, ramps or other accessible features, according to its official website . Currently, less than three percent of federal transportation funding is dedicated for pedestrians and bicycle projects, according to the Tri-State Transportation Campaigns statement lamenting the new transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), which reportedly will cut back on funding for the pedestrian and cycling projects . Three major pedestrian-bicycle initiatives Transportation Enhancements, Safe Routes to School, and Recreational Trails are combined into one program. Many of the citys pedestrian projects have received federal funds through these projects in the past, including the 9th Avenue Sidewalk Enhancement in Manhattan and the Willoughby Street Plaza for pedestrians in Brooklyn.
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Senior driving safety still taboo subject

Stanford senior Ed Reynolds will sit out the first half of the fifth-ranked Cardinal’s game against Washington State on Saturday for targeting. Reynolds was ejected from last Saturday’s 42-28 victory over Arizona State after lowering his head and hitting Sun Devils quarterback Taylor Kelly in the helmet with less than seven minutes remaining to play. Stanford coach David Shaw said Tuesday that Reynolds did not argue the call and has since expressed remorse for the hit. Shaw agreed with the penalty, saying the punishment is necessary to discourage that activity in college football.
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Cardinal senior safety Reynolds will sit out a half for targeting

The seniors today were brought up in a community setting where everyone took care of each other, said Susie Leon, the Vice President for Peoria County Triad. Scams target seniors now. Other activities at the fair included cholesterol, hearing and balance-fall screenings, and $28 flu shots free with a Medicare part B card. Glad to get my ears tested after a long time, said 66-year-old Peorian Russ Hall. I enjoyed the panel. The questions were good, things I wouldnt have thought of. And when they asked them, I was informed. A panel of experts answered questions from a crowd of 200 senior citizens about recent scams that ask for their personal information as well as medication and driving regulations. Velma Johnson, a 71-year-old Peorian, found the panel a good resource in keeping her updated on rules of the road. How police are protecting elderly people, its good to know, Johnson said.
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In this May 22, 2013 photo provided by the University of Missouri, Bob Harrison prepares a snack in his TigerPlace apartment in Columbia, Mo., as different sensors mounted near the ceiling record activity patterns. The sensor technology is unobtrusive and does not interfere with his everyday tasks. Researchers at the University of Missouri are studying high-tech monitoring systems that promise new safety nets for seniors living on their own.

“Adult children are just ill-equipped to deal with this conversation because it means coming to grips with their parents’ mortality,” said Andy Cohen, the CEO of Caring.com, which provides information about caring for aging parents. “Taking away driving abilities is a symbolic step towards end-of-life, and it also marks the beginning of the adult child stepping into a caretaker role,” he said. Yet more than a third of the people said there should be restrictions on their parents’ driving, including limits on night driving and long distances. But taking away seniors’ driving privileges has broader implications. “When you take a person’s car away, you’re doing more than just affecting their mobility, you’re affecting their independence,” said Dr. Elizabeth Dugan, a geriatric expert at the University of Massachusetts. “We’ve never before had people live this long and be able to drive, and so this concern about aging drivers really marks a demographic shift,” she added in an interview.
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Visonic Recalls Amber Personal Emergency Response System Kits

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Recalled SelectX models have catalog number 0-100729 and serial numbers 2308600299 through 3013079617 The first four digits represent manufacture dates June 2008 through July 2013 in WWYY format. The first two digits are week of manufacturer and the second two numbers are the year of manufacture. For example serial number 2308 600299 indicates a manufacturing date of the 23rd week of 2008 or roughly June 2008. Each unit has an external label on the back of the base station, with the product name and serial number. Only Amber Classic or SelectX base stations that are placed in Common Area Mode by a professionally trained PERS system installer and are used without additional base stations, are included in the recall.
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Personal Emergency Response Systems from MidMichigan Home Care

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“Incorporating Numera’s product into Tunstall’s solutions will allow our customers to securely venture outside of their homes knowing that help is only a touch away if needed.” Tunstall Americas operates two state-of-the-art contact centers located in Long Island City, NY and Pawtucket, RI. The centers feature high-speed communication infrastructures and the highest security available. The centers are HIPAA compliant and staffed by professional telephone Tunstall Agents who have been highly trained on the mPERS solution. By simply pressing the mPERS emergency response button, the customer will be connected to a Tunstall Agent who will evaluate the situation and determine appropriate action. The mPERS has built-in GPS technology, which helps the agent locate the customer. The product also has the capability to automatically detect falls, which will trigger the same response to a Tunstall Agent. Regardless of the situation, the Tunstall Agent will stay connected to the individual until the situation is resolved. Because of the security offered by Tunstall’s contact centers, customers can continue to lead active lifestyles and live independently in their homes and communities.
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CES 2010: Wellcore System – The Mobile Personal Emergency Response System for Seniors Citizens

This technology was later purchased by the Telephone and Telegraphic Service in the USA and become the worlds fist monitored alarm system. Things however have moved on a bit since then. The background to PERS lies in the development of social alarms in the UK. For more than two decades under the broader umbrella of Telecare, the development of such products has been aimed at providing a communications infrastructure using technology which allows the elderly and vulnerable people live their lives independently. Typically this has been aimed at those with medical conditions whereby they may need to summon help quickly, and those with psychological needs. Originally Telecare products were used in the home, garden or institutions due to restrictions of the equipment. Telecare products are often in the form of a pendant that is wirelessly connected to a hub in the house and generally has a range of perhaps 15 metres.
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Tunstall Americas Partners With Numera On Distribution Of Mobile Personal Emergency Response System (mPERS)

* Delivers messages to stay connected. Text messages created on the online dashboard are converted to voice and played on the base unit, similar to voice messages on an answering machine. * Protects on the go-not just at home for a safe, active lifestyle. When paired with a Wellcore-compatible cell phone, Wellcore allows 24/7 protection anywhere within the cell phones coverage range. When a fall is detected, the cell phone summons emergency responders to the exact location of the fall using the cell phones GPS, and caregivers are alerted. * Innovative design. Made of brushed aluminum, the Wellcore device and base unit feature contemporary design from one of the worlds most renowned industrial designers, Dr. Hartmut Esslinger, founder frog design.
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Choosing A Medical Alert System

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Also try out the medical alert at home and test its functionality in every part of the house, making sure that nothing interferes with the transmission. Find a medical alert system that is easy to use, so that in an emergency the user can promptly and easily get the help they need. When comparing different systems, be sure to ask about the pricing, features, and services provided with each one. Some medical alert systems will automatically run a test each week to let users know it is still functioning correctly. Ask Questions About the Response Center The response center is the hotline which instantly connects to users through their medical alert device . Some providers will have a 24 hour hotline, 7 days a week, but others will not.
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Tattoos being used for medical alerts

More research showed the Internet is rife with discussion about them, including interest from parents of children with type 1 diabetes whose kids fight wearing medical alert jewlery or find it cumbersome. Aldasouqi’s investigation included a visit to a local tattoo parlor. He was impressed with its cleanliness, that it had health licensing requirements (not the case in all states) and that clients were required to sign a consent form. “It looked just like any outpatient surgery clinic,” he says. He hopes his report will urge physicians to develop guidelines for patients outlining who is and isn’t qualified to get one (some diabetics have wound-healing problems), and how to find a licensed tattoo artist. At Fatty’s Custom Tattooz in Washington, D.C., owner Matthew “Fatty” Jessup says he has carved numerous health-related tattoos. “I’ve done a biohazard symbol for a few people with HIV,” he says.
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Consumer alert: Medical alert scam

“We, the weapon” is Alert The Medic’s highly anticipated follow up to their 2006 Self-Titled debut. This album is nothing, if not forceful. A dynamic display of infectious melodies and passionate performances; driven only by their collective rock tendencies. Fueled by childhood MTV propaganda and the beckoning bright lights of their nearby Halifax metropolis, these former rural rockers are determined to fill the map with thumbtack holes. In 2006, Alert the Medic joined forces with talented Producer Laurence Currie (Sloan, Wintersleep). The first single off this Self-Titled project, “Reported Missing” climbed to #1 on East Coast Radio and garnered the group national attention.
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The phone recording said a relative had already paid for a medical alert system for him and his wife. “It just identified as medialert. Yeah it sounded legitimate, but the first red flag was “gifted,” said Trethewey. The Better Business Bureau has issued a warning about this scheme. “They just need your personal information and usually credit card information,” said BBB spokeswoman Caitlin Vancas, “they will sometimes say they are from medical alert, medialert there’s many different variations of the name.” Channel 11 News Reporter Gordon Loesch tried to call the number that had been phoning, Trethewey, a number listed on the Internet with hundreds of consumer complaints. The Philadelphia number was disconnected. “Well it’s not actually just one company, and it may not even be a company per se,” said Vancas.
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Medical alert devices for seniors

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These devices are designed to provide a quick and easy way to communicate to the outside world, family members, or emergency medical professionals in the case of a threatening medical emergency, such as a fall, heart attack, or home invasion. In these times of need it is important that the wearer of the medical alert device get immediate response, and these medical devices can provide that care with a simple touch of a button. That kind of security is not only provides mental security but can prolong a seniors independence allowing the senior to remain in the family home. Most of these medical alert devices are really simplistic, and are devices composed of two major components, a home console and a pendant or small device which can be carried on the wrist or waist with an emergency button. If the wearer falls, become injured, or suffers any type of medical emergency they can press the button on their pendant. The button will send an alert to the home console which then sends a call to a customer services representative who will contact a family member or medical responder. The user can create a list of emergence contacts and set an order of importance to be contacted in the case a situation where to occur. medical alert device Range is one of the most important attributes for any user of a medical alert device to look for when shopping for a medical alert device. The range is the distance the wearer can travel away from the home console, and still have the device communication. Many of the best medical alert devices will have ranges up to 1000 feet. At this distance the wearer can safely travel about the distance of one typical city block. So the wearer can visit local friends and neighbors and still be in contact with their safety contacts and home console. Other devices have more limited ranges but most will have at least a150 foot range. The range of the device should match the mobility and life style of the intended wearer. If the wearer is still very mobile and enjoys walks and visits with neighbors they may need a longer range, for those who never leave the home or are bed ridden may not need an extended range. All home medical devices should come with an included base station. Make sure your medical alert device has this included in the package and the home console is not an additional purchase. The pendant is what the user will wear and take with them. All medical alert devices will include this device, though how that device is attached to the wearer may vary. Find out what is the most comfortable and easy way for the wearer to carry the pendant device. Some options of attachment are wristband, waistband, or necklace. Most pendants are waterproof or at least water resistant, but make sure. Time in the bathroom, shower or any exposure to wet surfaces can be very dangerous, you want to ensure that the device can be worn and will be safe if exposed to wet conditions. Make sure that the device has a battery backup included.
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Visonic Recalls Amber Personal Emergency Response System Kits Due To Remote Pendant Battery Signal Failure

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Visonic Amber Classic and Amber SelectX Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) Kits

If you have any questions or comments about this page please contact pressreleases@worldnow.com . SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Recall Summary Name of Product: Visonic Amber Classic and Amber SelectX Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) Kits Hazard: A single Amber Base station set to Common Area Mode will not detect a low battery or dead battery warning signal from the remote pendant that notifies the end user or system administrator to replace the pendant battery. Remedy: Repair Consumer Contact: Visonic at (800) 223-0020 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Visonic Recalls Amber Personal Emergency Response System Kits Due to Remote Pendant Battery Signal Failure

Manufactured by Visonic Ltd., of Tel Aviv, Israel. Manufactured in Israel. Why: A single Amber Base station set to Common Area Mode will not detect a low battery or dead battery warning signal from the remote pendant that notifies the end user or system administrator to replace the pendant battery. Consumers should immediately contact their system installer or a Visonic alarm installation professional to determine if their Amber base station is set to Common Area Mode, and if so, to either reset their unit to another mode or make other system changes, such as adding an additional base station. Only a professionally-trained PERS system installer can identify and modify the particular mode configuration. Owners are also reminded to manually test their Amber PERS pendant regularly for low battery status. How many: About 24,000 Incidents: The firm received one report of a pendant that failed to operate due to a low battery undetected by the base station in Common Area Mode. No injuries have been reported.
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Guide to Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS)

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Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact their system installer or a Visonic alarm installation professional to determine if their Amber base station is set to Common Area Mode, and if so, to either reset their unit to another mode or make other system changes, such as adding an additional base station. Only a professionally-trained PERS system installer can identify and modify the particular mode configuration. Owners are also reminded to manually test their Amber PERS pendant regularly for low battery status. Sold at: Visonic distributors and professional alarm installation firms nationwide from January 2008 through August 2013 for between $220 and $240 for the kits. Importer: Visonic Ltd., of Westford, Mass. Manufacturer: Visonic Ltd., of Tel Aviv, Israel Manufactured in: Israel The U.S.
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Personal emergency response system kits recalled

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ADT is another national provider, and well established brand for home security monitoring. The ADT medical alert system can be added to their home security monitoring system and can call for assistance when the pendant button is pushed. The benefit for your parents is both the home security and their physical safety can be monitored. Mobile systems For active seniors on-the-go, who drives, play golf, or travel there is a new affordable PERS solutions that connects with their mobile phone. GreatCall , the mobile phone provider of the Jitterbug handset is the first company to provide a mobile PERS solution with the 5Star Urgent Response system . The system provides a wireless call-button that will connect them directlyto a GreatCall emergency response agent or 911.
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is betting on it. Among other products, the telemedicine systems company makes little devices that elderly patients can wear at home. The devices can establish direct communication links when needed or even detect falls and notify the right people when the patient can’t speak. They also can pipe other useful patient home-monitoring stats into electronic health record systems on the provider side. Tim Smokoff In this podcast, CEO Tim Smokoff discusses interoperability between EHRs and home-monitoring devices , as well as overall trends in personal emergency response technology and adoption. While he’s seen tenfold growth in provider and payer interest in the devices in the last year as accountable care organizations launch throughout the United States, Numera’s top category of customers is private buyers who want to help keep track of elderly relatives while keeping them out of nursing homes.
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The first four digits of the serial number are manufacture dates from January 2008 through August 2010 in WWYY format. Recalled SelectX models have catalog number 0-100729 and serial numbers 2308600299 through 3013079617 The first four digits represent manufacture dates June 2008 through July 2013 in WWYY format. The first two digits are week of manufacturer and the second two numbers are the year of manufacture. For example serial number 2308 600299 indicates a manufacturing date of the 23rd week of 2008 or roughly June 2008. Each unit has an external label on the back of the base station, with the product name and serial number. Only Amber Classic or SelectX base stations that are placed in Common Area Mode by a professionally trained PERS system installer and are used without additional base stations, are included in the recall.
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Visonic Recalls Amber Personal Emergency Response System Kits Due To Remote Pendant Battery Signal Failure

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New Company, Epic Safety Inc., Advances the Field of Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) with Innovative Epic Alert Product Line

Each unit has an external label on the back of the base station, with the product name and serial number. Only Amber Classic or SelectX base stations that are placed in Common Area Mode by a professionally trained PERS system installer and are used without additional base stations, are included in the recall. Incidents/Injuries: The firm received one report of a pendant that failed to operate due to a low battery undetected by the base station in Common Area Mode. No injuries have been reported. Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact their system installer or a Visonic alarm installation professional to determine if their Amber base station is set to Common Area Mode, and if so, to either reset their unit to another mode or make other system changes, such as adding an additional base station. Only a professionally-trained PERS system installer can identify and modify the particular mode configuration.
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Guide to Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS)

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Specialized in manufacturing highly advanced devices that improve safety to lend peace of mind, Epic Safety brings the best in PERS to dealers at an affordable price. Epic Safety’s extensive product range gives users access to help at the click of a button anytime and anywhere. Epic Safety is changing the way people think about PERS it’s not solely for seniors. Epic Alert’s Personal Emergency Response Systems go beyond the limitations of typical medical alert units providing everyday safety solutions for all emergency situations. Boasting features like two-way voice communication, fall alert, inactivity monitoring, medication cabinet monitoring, call cancellation, voice prompts and a built-in high and low temperature sensor, Epic Alert reinforces the safety of any environment. Better yet, there is more to come, although the first string of products are scheduled to launch in the fall of 2013, Epic Safety is continually designing new devices to meet the specific needs of every individual. Carbon Monoxide detectors, smoke detectors and pendants equipped with GSM/GPS are just a few of the devices on the way. Epic Safety’s founder has over 24 years of experience in the security and monitoring industry.
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Known as Personal Emergency Response Systems or PERS, there are special home phone systems that work with a wireless call-button worn on a belt clip, wristwatch or necklace. If your loved one is injured or feeling suddenly ill they can press the call-button they are wearing, the button send a signal to the phone that calls a 24 hour monitoring service. The service center will dispatch help to your loved ones home plus place calls/text messages to you or a neighbor or a closer relative, depending on how you set up the service. Most people do not know this, but PERS providers can be national or local. Local PERS providers are companies typically affiliated with a county or city social service agency. If you search the words Personal Emergency Response Systems you will bring up the websites of the national providers. However, if you add the name of a county or city to the same search you will find the local providers. It’s worth investigating both types of services.
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This information is then passed directly to the emergency services. Operators at the centre are bilingual, overcoming hitherto communication problems due to language difficulties. The major difference or change since Telecare started is the cost and range of use of the support systems i.e. GSM and GPS services. Also the battery life has changed enormously with one company in the Algarve providing a PERS device that lasts seven to eight days without the need for a recharge.
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Seniors Get A Warning On Medical Alert Scam

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They called me again Saturday,” Adams said. The medical alert system scam is in full swing in Michigan, as well as other states including New York, Texas, Wisconsin and Kentucky. The Michigan Attorney General’s Office has received about 50 complaints about this scam in the past two weeks, according to Joy Yearout, director of communications for Attorney General Bill Schuette. The scumbaggery against seniors has reached a super-low point with this con job. Who doesn’t know a senior who fears a break-in? Or a widow who wonders what would happen in a medical emergency?
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At first, she thought it may have been the same brand her late husband had used. When the product arrived, she realized it wasnt the brand she assumed it was and called the company to get directions to return it. The company hung up on her at first, but she eventually got through to someone who told her to ship it back to Life Alert USA at a Lynbrook, NY address. (BBB records show a company named Lifewatch, Inc. at that address.) She is still disputing a $34.95 monthly service fee that was debited to her account. These companies, they use so many names and they all sound alike, Medical Alert, Alert Services, Medical Life System, Alert USAIts confusing and they know that. she said. The use of names that are similar to well known marketers of medical alert devices is a problem.
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These systems are valuable and should be made available to anyone. Seniors and individuals with disabilities or chronic conditions can benefit from the added security of being able to connect with emergency responders by simply pushing a button. Unfortunately the added monthly fees and cost of equipment can make it impossible for many patients to afford a medical alert system. A widely respected and leading medical alert systems provider, My Personal Response, aims to make medical alert systems affordable for all. “We saw a genuine need to provide a savings so that more people could benefit from having a medical alert system in their home,” says CEO of Personal Response Corporation, Barry Schoor. “Our goal is to provide this lifesaving equipment to those in need, not just those that have the luxury of being able to afford it.” Their new lower prices now make it possible for the masses to own these emergency alert response systems. The security of knowing loved-ones have access to immediate assistance is priceless.
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Humana Teams with VRI to Pilot Enhanced Medical Alert Systems for its Medicare members

This allows two-way communication to be used effectively. – During your first test, do a “range test” to make sure we can hear you throughout the home. Reposition the unit if necessary. – Test your system weekly, and call us first before testing – You only need to press your button ONE TIME for help — pressing the button repeatedly will cause it to redial and delay the signal – Send back your Personal Profile and contract right away DON’TS – DON’T use a power strip, extension cord or plug controlled by a light switch – DON’T change our phone cord — it is a special cord for medical alarms – DON’T press the button repeatedly — it only makes the system redial again delaying your call for help. Press only once. – DON’T test without calling us first — otherwise you’ll tie up our emergency operators on a non-emergency call – DON’T change your phone service provider without checking with us first — some of the inexpensive phone services won’t work with this system TROUBLESHOOTING – Remember, MagicJack and Vonage don’t work with our system, and they do not recommend using their phone service with ANY medical alert system – When you test the system and we can’t hear you or it sounds funny, you may have a phone line that requires our DSL Filter.
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BBB Warns Seniors of Deceptive Telemarketing Calls Offering Free Medical Alert Devices

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Leading Medical Alert Systems Provider to Offer an Unprecedented Savings Just in Time for the Holidays

Humana believes a medical alert system can help our members who are at risk of falls, and give their caregivers and family members peace of mind at the same time. The VRI medical alert system is easy to use. When help is needed, the member simply pushes a button on the device and a Care Center representative answers the call and gets the help needed, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. VRI also uses the device to track motion and is alerted if the device senses a lack of activity that may signal a health emergency. We are excited to work with Humana to show that when proven, low-cost Medical Alerts are combined with innovative monitoring processes and fall technologies, health care organizations can improve care and reduce costs associated with hospitalizations, said Andy Schoonover, President of VRI. Using state-of-the-art technology, the PERS device: Automatically detects when someone wearing the device falls and calls them to see if theyre okay. Uses GPS-tracking to help find the member if he/she cant call out or doesnt answer calls.
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Medical Alert Systems in the Age of Technology

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With many of these alert bracelets and tags, particularly medical alert devices designed for the elderly who live on their own, theres a button on the bracelet that, when pushed, signals to a central base. That dispatch can alert medical emergency professionals that the person needs assistance. Medical Alert Devices There are a number of populations who would benefit from wearing some kind of medical alert device, but the elderly and chronically ill are the best candidates. With the desire to live on their own, these devices give senior citizens the opportunity to live on their own with confidence and peace of mind that help is just the push of a button away if they need it. A medical alert protocol also lets families feel some sense of relief that their loved ones will be quickly reached and cared for in an emergency situation such as in the case a fall or some kind of complication from an already present illness. Another population who may benefit from some type of medical alert identification system is someone with an illness like diabetes that requires medications and may have a variety of complex triggers, complications and risks of not receiving timely and properly delivered treatment.
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