Life Alert necklace - Anyone have experience with them?
Posted 20 May 2012 - 07:55 PM
Posted 20 May 2012 - 08:06 PM
In a one story house, I think it works great. In a two story house, it may require two base units. They may have improved reception distance since my mom had hers, though.
BTW, if the people looking for something like this are on Greystone, I think they offer one as well.
Posted 20 May 2012 - 08:26 PM
Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:35 AM
There are two types of equipment. One will have a monitoring speaker inside the home and a specified range. The other works like a direct 911 cell phone and will work if your loved one is in need away from the home. For example, if she finds herself walking in the neighborhood and all of the sudden is lost it short of breath. Analyze your lived one's movements to determine which is the best for her
The 911 type come in the form of a cell phone or a simple single button. Shop around. You can get them from cell phone companies, Radio Shack, credit unions, utility companies, etc.
Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:38 AM
My Mother has one; it works fine as long as you are in the house. If you are going outside look for something other than life alert. Mother stays inside, 99 of time; so hers is good for her; they have called me one time, she accidently set it off and did not answer the call box.
Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:47 AM
She has a monitor in her house .
She has used it once when she was in her chair & could not get up .
The meds & firemen were there asap . Her blood pressure had skyrocketed & her ankels were swollen , it saved her from having a stroke .
A couple of times she has hit it by mistake .
The speaker on the monitor comes on and a very nice ladt asks her if she is OK .