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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...

Life Alert vs. Lifeline Medical Alert Systems Review

Lifeline is probably the oldest medical alert system provider in the country. It was founded in 1972 and quickly became the predominant medic alert system company by the late 1970’s. In early 2006 Philips Electronics acquired Lifeline and that’s when things may have...

Caring for Elderly Parents

The aging process can be difficult for families. Children must watch as their elderly parents lose the ability to care for themselves and accomplish everyday tasks. While some elderly individuals can accept the limitations of age, others fiercely attempt to cling to...

California Medical Alert Systems Review

Medical Alert systems for the elderly residents of California do no always do what is in the best interest of California’s seniors. Those seniors at risk for falls or who are brittle diabetics that still have a landline can avail themselves of the most reliable medic...

“Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”

“Help I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” was a catchphrase of the late 1980s based on a line from a United States based television commercial. In this commercial, an elderly actor is seen fallen and distraught and uses the medical alert system to summon help. The...

New York Medical Alert Systems: New Technology, New Considerations

New York medical alerts systems, in the old days only required plan old telephone service. So, if your elderly mom who recently got out of rehab because she broke her hip as a result of a fall, wanted a medic alert button, all she needed was a phone. That was in the...

Talking to Seniors About Medical Alert Systems

“Mom needs an senior alert button…” says your brother or sister.  Most often children of aging parents are not only “good kids”, they are in general very competent people.  However, this may be extremely hard to grasp for a strong willed, defiant senior. According to...

Medical Alert Systems in Wyoming & Montana

Medical Alert Systems that are used by residents of sparsely populated states like Wyoming and Montana have some unique issues that need to be considered. Outside of major towns, in rural and less densely populated areas, cellular signal is less reliable.  Mobile GPS...

Mobile Medical Alert Systems: Do I need one?

Mobile medical alert systems are a portable device which connects to our monitoring station via a cellular network and GPS satellites.  These systems allow seniors to utilize their medical alarm wherever they go. In the event of an emergency, the monitoring station...

Medical Alert Systems, Forced Entry, & Lock Boxes

Medical Alert Systems are not only designed to get people help but to alleviate some anxiety about getting help if one cannot respond.  While these life alert devices help reduce anxiety on the one hand, for some people they increase anxiety with regard to how the...

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