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Alert Systems 101

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  1. Peer reviews
    What are others saying about prospective alert systems? A caregiver can check with the Better Business Bureau, online reviews, and also talk to neighbors and friends who have a system. Find out what they like and don’t like, then present those findings to companies of interest.

  2. Transmitter
    Does the transmitter have a certain battery life? Who monitors that? How often is it checked and who is responsible for replacing the battery?

  3. Certification
    A certification a caregiver wants to look for in a medical monitoring service is “UL-listed.” UL stands for Underwriters Laboratory. A listed center is a one that has met certain requirements with equipment, building, staffing, etc. To be listed, these standards must be met at all times.

With some careful consideration and preparation, a caregiver can make a well-educated decision when picking a medical alert system. A loved one may be resistant to change at first, but eventually find comfort in knowing they have assistance available around the clock. Their caregiver will feel the same way too.

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