There are many Medical Alert Systems or personal medical alarms available today. Different companies have different types of products. In case of an emergency a medical alert system may be used to raise an alert. At the push of the mouse an alert is sent to the monitoring company where the system continues to be purchased.
There's two kinds of medical alert systems, the first is the two-way voice communication system. In the case of an emergency a control button is pressed by the patient. This sends an indication to the alarm company which communicates through the unit worn on our bodies.
The unit might be a pendant or bracelet. The advantages of such a product is that someone immediately is within contact with the patient, reassuring him and enquiring about his well being. Simultaneously records are pulled up by the alarm company to find out any known health background, emergency contacts. Paramedics and also the police are also informed immediately.
The second system doesn't have two-way voice communication. Both these systems are available online and in local shops.
Medical alert systems can be rated according to various factors such as
Monthly Price Equipment Charge Install Method Install Charge Contract Length
While these factors could be compared physically or by calling up the company, there are several other factors to keep in mind.
These would include the response time of the company, feedback from other users, what kind of training the operators handling the patients have experienced, what happens should the system fails. Sometimes difficult patients can be very difficult to cope with and if your loved one falls in this category, make sure that the alarm company can provide you with good service.