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5 Points to consider with your Loved Ones Personal Alert System

Personal Alert Systems are a device that every elderly person who may need urgent assistance should have. Children generally feel obliged to make sure that their parents are well taken care of, and one of the ways is through providing a care alert system.

Personal Alert Systems are a device that every elderly person who may need urgent assistance should have. Children generally feel obliged to make sure that their parents are well taken care of, and one of the ways is through providing a care alert system. Here are seven consideration points when deciding on what and why parents need to have a personal alert system.

Gives peace of mind

Both parents and children will have peace of mind. The parents will be comforted in knowing that should there be any emergency they have someone to turn to. They feel that they are not alone, somebody is ready to offer emergency assistance when called upon. The children have some peace of mind knowing that their parents are only a press of a button away, when they need any assistance, be it of medical nature or security, they just trigger a call and assistance will be on the way. They do not have to worry that their parents are alone and may face difficulties when in need of urgent attention.

More than one contact

The elderly CareAlert system provides room to program up to five contacts. In an emergency, a message will be played to the 1 st in line and progress through the cue if no-one answers their phone. The fact that there are five persons increases the chance of response. Elderly persons are assured that should they need urgent assistance, triggering the call will at least reach to one of the five persons. As a backup Triple Zero can be notified who will dispatch an Ambulance.

Back up battery

Always make sure your device comes with a backup battery in an event there is no power. The batteries should last a minimum of 24hrs to cope with lengthy power outages or when somebody disconnects power supply.

Cannot be accidentally triggered

Check the device is designed in such a way that one cannot accidentally trigger a call. The CareAlert dual pressure point pendant ensures that accidental triggers are reduced. This means that all the triggers that will reach to the five contacts are real and ought to be responded to in an urgent manner. It also minimizes cases of misuse.


There is a feeling of safety as one is assured that should there be any emergency help will be available. With a personal care alert system, an elderly person may be alone at home but feels as if he or she has company as there are people including emergency services who are only a trigger away.

You may not be able to be there for your elderly loved one 24/7 but CareAlert can.

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Ways to Make Your Home Safe for Elders

Ways to Make Your Home Safe for Elders

There are some practical ways to keep yourself independent, and make your home your haven.

First, you need to take a look around your home and make sure that your residence is not holding you back. For instance, did you know that more than 60% of all slips and falls happen within the home? To really keep yourself independent, look around the house and see what you can do to prevent those slips and falls.

Clean it Up

Look around your home and remove any unnecessary clutter. This includes any rugs or mats that might cause you to trip or fall. If the rug does not lie flat, either get rid of it, or purchase ‘no slip rug grippers’ to secure your rug or mat.

If you see extension cords that are in the way, and could become a hazard, find a way to secure them or simply get rid of them.

Look for any areas that regularly get wet; perhaps an area that takes on water when it rains, or the area around your shower or bath when you bathe. Add non-slip mats so that you don’t slip when the water hits these areas.

Extra Precautions

Consider adding grab rails around the house for added safety. Purchase reaching aids to help you reach items on high shelves, so you do not have to climb on stools or stepladders; or simply store your items well within your reach so you do not have to use an aid.

Outside Attention

Outside the home you will want to pay special care to any steps that you may have to your front or back door. Consider adding a ramp. Mark the edges of your steps or path with bright strips (ones that are reflective so that they show up at night, too), so that you will be sure not to trip.

Make sure to keep your path or sidewalk clean of debris. Hiring a weekly cleaning crew or asking the local council for assistance might be advisable here.

Check Your Eyesight

Finally, it is always advisable to have an annual eye exam. Our eyes can change often, and having the right prescription can definitely help us keep our balance.

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Who Needs CareAlert?

Who Needs CareAlert

You just came home together with your daughter from your family doctor’s clinic and you were trying to remember what your family doctor said to you:

You are now in your Golden Age and you need to be more careful this time  when you are just all alone in your house. You should not forget to take these maintenance medicines that I gave you especially the one for your heart.

You swear that you will try your best not to forget what the doctor have told you because you know how important it is to remember everything she said. 

But, what if you are all alone? Your daughter has her own home and family. What if something happened to you late at night? What if you suddenly feel that your heartbeat is getting erratic and it is pumping very fast? The irony of it all is that your daughter is just five houses away. How can an 80-year-old like yourself be able to call her when you suddenly had this feeling of heart attack? CareAlert is the answer.

What is CareAlert? Who needs it?

CareAlert is the latest and most innovative smart dialler & personal alert system. If you have this kind of gadget on hand, you can alert the people who can be there immediately for you when you need them most.

So, how does this new gadget help you?

You can wear this as a pendant. It’s also water-proof, actually. You need to have this even while you’re in the shower. Now, when something happens to you like you felt a sudden palpitation of your heart, uneven heartbeats, you can push two buttons located at the sides of the pendant. When you push the buttons, this will automatically call the persons’ numbers that you have programmed to be stored in its memory.  It can store up to five numbers of persons like your daughter, your doctor, maybe your next-door neighbor, your heart specialist or “000”.

It will call these numbers one at a time until somebody picks up the phone. What’s more, you can store voice messages so that when somebody picks up his or her phone, they will know that you’re in trouble. This is how CareAlert works. Pretty smart, isn’t it? You can just imagine how this little nifty gadget can help you save your own life.

These days when most people are very busy day in and day out, you will never know what will happen to you. These days, not only your medicines and your doctor can help you. This piece of innovation will also be of great help to you. Because of this little device, you (and your loved ones) can always have peace of mind.