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Medical Alert Systems: Not Just for the Elderly

When people think of medical alert systems their minds naturally turn to our senior population.  This is not without just cause as the majority of our customers at Vital-Link are seniors, however there are many other people in certain situations that could also...

Growing Up in the Medical Alert Business

When my mother started Vital-Link in 1986 I was only 4 years old.  My father joined soon thereafter and I was essentially raised in the medical alarm industry.  It’s a weird thing to say, and it has been a bit of a weird experience.  Thirty two years later, here I am,...

Exercise Considerations For The Elderly

Exercise is a very important aspect of life for all humans.  For some reason, fitness and exercise is often overlooked as it relates to our elderly population.  Just because a senior is limited in their capacity to do many types of exercise doesn’t mean that exercise...

General Home Safety Tips For Seniors

As our loved ones age increases, so does their risk for falling in their home.  At Vital-Link we feel very strongly about the benefit of a medical alert system, but there are many other smaller things that can be done to help mitigate the risk of falls.  Here are some...

My Dad – by Vital-Link President Mark Weizer

The medical alert industry will forever be linked to the catchphrase “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.”  So, while we are living in bad TV slogan nostalgia-world let me channel the Hair Club for Men slogan which aptly describes my relationship with Vital-Link; “I’m not...

Amazon Medical Alert Systems: Thoughts and Considerations

Part of my role as Vice President of Vital-Link is to scout out the top competition when searching specific terms on Google.  To my surprise, one of the top showers on the organic side of Google search results is Amazon.  As I am tasked to do with all of our...

Walmart Medical Alert Systems, Really?

Walmart medical alert systems are actually a real thing. Most of us in the medical alert system arena find it quite weird Walmart actually provides bonafide medical alert devices. So we did a little bit of research combined with a field trip and randomly picked three...

“Can I wear my alarm button in the shower?”

The title of this blog is a question that is asked so often by people considering a medical alert system.  The answer is a resounding YES.   Preventing senior falls starts in the bathroom where it is estimated over 75% of falls occur for adults over the age of...

Medical Alert Systems Review Websites, Trustworthy?

When searching for a medical alert system for a senior, one will often stumble upon a number of websites that claim to be an unbiased source for medic alert system information. Our research seems to indicate otherwise. It seems as though most of these sites only...

Internet Marketers: Scourge of the Medical Alert System Industry?

By way of introduction, Vital-Link came in to existence in 1981 and is likely the largest, continuously run, family owned medical alert system provider in the United States. As of this date, almost all of our work comes to us thru doctors, hospitals, social service...

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