Life Alert News:
Let Fall be a Season and Not a Life Altering
by Heidi Nestor, Writer and Editor, Life Alert
It’s that time when pumpkins are harvested,
football is starting, and Oktoberfest is in the air. Autumn holds a lot
of fun activities for families with elderly relatives, such as picking
out the best pumpkins to carve and going for hayrides; but what’s not
fun for senior citizens is doing an impersonation of foliage falling to
Like an autumn leaf, an elderly person can lie on
the ground for a long time until someone comes a long and picks them up.
But, our venerable loved ones are not leaves, and therefore, they
need more then just a few minutes of “raking” attention.
What could have been a minor accident, can have fatal results if
help doesn’t arrive quickly.
That’s why Life Alert medical alert pendant is as
important to the elderly as pumpkins are to Jack-O-Lanterns.
Life Alert’s patented 2-way communication monitor
allows emergency help to
be sent as fast as Trick-or-Treaters running to a house that gives away
king size candy bars.
Life Alert’s medical alert protection alerts the
emergency dispatch center where dedicated and extensively trained
dispatchers can talk to the person and send help.
But what if the person can’t communicate?
If there is no response, Life
Alert will still send help. Life Alert allows seniors to live
independently and feel safe knowing that with one touch of a button,
emergency help is on the way fast, 24/7, even if the phone is as far
away as dieting over the holidays.
It’s easy to detect autumn in the air with the
first whiff of crisp freshness.
But what is not too easy to detect is a CO gas leak.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, and deadly gas
that can build up to dangerous levels in your home when gas stoves,
water heaters, furnaces, clothes dryers or fireplaces are not properly
vented, operated or maintained. Life Alert’s Monitored Carbon Monoxide
Protection will send a signal to our dispatchers in the event that CO
gas levels increase to dangerous levels.
Then our emergency center will call you and send help, if needed;
and you thought the only gas you had to worry about was Uncle Ralph
after Thanksgiving dinner.
Speaking of food, autumn kicks off the holiday
cooking season where 80 year old Aunt Edna brews up a feast in the
kitchen. But what’s scarier
than an overcooked marshmallow yam casserole is that older adults are
2.7 times more likely to die in a fire than the general population, and
ages 85 and up are 4.6 times more likely to suffer a fire fatality,
according to FEMA. That’s
why Life Alert’s monitored Smoke Detector will not only sound an alarm
when smoke is detected, but will also send a signal to emergency
dispatchers who will then notify the Fire department, so help can be
sent fast. This kind of
speedy response can literally mean the difference between life and
death, and perhaps the rescuing of a yummy marshmallow yam casserole.
So as you enjoy the changing of the season, make
sure any falling that occurs results in foliage fatalities only. But if
you find yourself on the ground or in a home emergency Life Alert can
get you help fast, 24/7, with a simple press of a button, thus avoiding
feeling like a helpless pile of leaves.
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