Why You Should Consider a Medical Alert Device

 Photo courtesy of  greatcall.com/currents

Photo courtesy of greatcall.com/currents

In my latest post for GreatCall, I highlight the benefits of using a medical alert device, the first of which being the prevention of a fatal fall. But caregivers could greatly benefit from a PERS (personal emergency response system) too.

Consider this scenario: A caregiver goes upstairs to use the bathroom. His wife, who has dementia, is downstairs watching TV. While in the bathroom, the man has a stroke, falls, and is unable to reach a phone to call for help. And of course, in the case of a neurologic injury like a stroke, every second counts. 

We often think of a person with dementia, or a person we consider frail, as the one who needs the PERS. But in cases like these, it's equally important, if not more so, for the caregiver to have one too.

Read the full post here, and learn more about wearable medical alert technology from GreatCall via the ad below.