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Tue Nov 21, 2017, 12:08 PM

I'm looking for advice on buying a 'medical alert system'

I'm 71, live alone, and have health issues.

I'm thinking of getting one of those medical alert systems where I can push a button worn on a cord or wrist device if I need to signal help.

I don't have a landline, nor want to pay for one just for this, so am looking at something that works off my smart phone, wifi, etc.

Any info, suggestions, experiences would be much appreciated.


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left-of-center2012 Nov 2017 OP
underpants Nov 2017 #1
left-of-center2012 Nov 2017 #2
bobbieinok Nov 2017 #3
irisblue Nov 2017 #4
arthurl Sep 2018 #5


Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 21, 2017, 12:50 PM

2. Thank you n/t

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Nov 21, 2017, 01:37 PM

3. My son couldn't find one for 'no landline' sooo

I text him between 7 and 9am and 5 and 7pm every day. (He live 500miles away.)

If he doesn't hear from me by 2 hrs after, he will send out alert to apt manager and health care service.

My primary care doctor thought this set-up was priceless!!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Nov 21, 2017, 03:58 PM

4. I keep my cell phone in my pocket.

That means if I buy sweats or sleep pants, I make sure they have pockets.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2018, 06:05 PM

5. Medical Alert Advice Needed

Figure I'd continue this thread, instead of starting a new one. I'm also looking for a new medical alert system for my mother. Curious if you ended up getting one, and which one you got. Been doing research and comparing. Definitely want one with fall detection and one that's mobile. Any ideas on the new Apple watch with fall detection?

Some helpful resources I found were:

[link:https://www.consumerreports.org/medical-alert-systems/how-to-choose-a-medical-alert-system/| Good read on how to choose a medical alert system

[link:https://www.seniorsafetyreviews.com/comparisons/medical-alert-systems-comparison/|Good comparison chart, with prices, features, links and phone numbers

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