Medical Alert Systems Allow Independence and Peace of Mind
Courtesy Acadian On Call, New Orleans LIVING WELL Magazine
Sometimes just being in our own home is all we need to feel safe and comfortable. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that the home can be a very dangerous place. Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls. Falls can lead to moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can even increase the risk of early death. Medical alert systems can be the answer to this great dilemma facing many families and individuals: Independence vs. alternate care. Many seniors want to stay in their homes as long as possible and maintain their independence, while their families feel more comfortable knowing that they are being looked after by themselves or others.
Acadian On Call provides medical alert systems to those who wish to remain in the home as they age. “It is very gratifying to help someone maintain their lifestyle,” says Acadian On Call’s Vice President of Monitoring Services, Blane Comeaux. “Ninety percent of the systems we install have been a compromise between families. It is a very emotional situation for people who want to stay in their home and take care of themselves, and at the same time their family wants assurance of their safety. Our system offers a healthy compromise. It’s a win-win situation for all involved.”
Acadian has three systems to fit any lifestyle. Our traditional system is for clients who are homebound, the home and yard system is ideal for those who live in a larger home or who are often in their yard and the nationwide cellular system follows you wherever you go. A system can be mailed to your residence with easy do-it-yourself installation instructions. The cost of this service is often an economical alternative to assisted living or nursing home care.
The medical alert system connects the subscriber directly to the dispatch center when a button on the waterproof pendant is pressed. Computerized records are called up automatically, providing address, medical history, and any instructions for dealing with specific medical conditions. Help is on the way when necessary.
Acadian On Call provides medical alert systems nationwide and may be reached at 800-259-1234, or visit us online at www.AcadianOnCall.com.