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Life Alert News: Are Freedom and Independence in Jeopardy?

by Heidi Nestor, Writer and Editor, Life Alert

Freedom and Independence are inalienable rights that should always be protected.  But what if your concern over your elderly loved has you pondering if they should move in with you so they can be protected?  What may seem like a well-meaning jester on your part can be seen as jeopardizing the freedom and independence of your venerable one.

Although a simple fall can have catastrophic outcomes for an older person who lives alone, there is a way they can maintain their freedom and independence while getting the help they need fast, 24/7.  Get them Life Alert Protection.

In a survey taken by ACNielsen International Research, 87% of Life Alert members said that Life Alert's protection is a main or important factor in their decision to keep living at home rather than going to a retirement institution.  

So easy to use, just one push of the help button on the lightweight pendant activates Life Alert’s patented 2-way communication monitor allowing emergency help to be summoned immediately, even when showering. There’s no need to worry about reaching a phone. 

But if falls aren’t your only concern, especially when your elderly relative has forgotten to turn the stove off a few times. Life Alert can help with that too with their monitored Fire Protection System and monitored CO Gas Alarm, which upon detection of smoke or gas, 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.

Life Alert doesn’t just stop at protecting lives – it also protects wallets. Living alone can be costly, and Life Alert understands the need for protection at a reasonable price. Life Alert’s price protection agreement protects you from hidden fees, price hikes, and bait and switch schemes that can occur without contracts; and Life Alert membership is less than basic cell phone fees.

Life Alert has been proven to provide senior independence by saving thousands of lives from any kind of medical or home emergency, including home intrusion. Part of that success comes from their outstanding quality of service and from owning its UL certified emergency dispatch centers.  Life Alert’s Emergency Dispatch Managers go through an extensive training program and spend up to one year learning about the medical alert industry, equipment training and recognizing various emergencies.  They are trained to identify the emotional needs of the family and will supervise a crisis from the beginning to the end. 

Founded in 1987, Life Alert has earned the title as being the #1 industry leader in personal protection.  But more importantly, Life Alert knows how important independent living is to everyone.   Life Alert’s medical alert system can help senior citizens maintain their freedom and independently while giving adult children peace of mind.

The information provided above is, to the best of our knowledge, reliable and accurate. However, while Life Alert always strives to provide true, precise and consistent information, we cannot guarantee 100 percent accuracy. Readers are encouraged to research any statements made and use any resource links provided to gather more information before drawing conclusions and making decisions.
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was home alone, was unable to get to the phone for help, and Life Alert dispatched help.