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When it comes to helping you or your loved one to safely age in place, investing in a medical alert system can be one of the most practical and affordable solutions available.  A medical alert system will provide the user with 24/7 access to to an emergency operator who can instantly notify paramedics, family members, and even neighbors if there is a problem.  These systems are especially useful when it comes to allowing seniors to quickly call for help in the event of a fall.  Most systems feature a wearable alarm, so that they don’t have to access a phone in order contact someone.

medical-alert-systemTake for example, Bay Alarm Medical, one of the nation’s leading providers of medical alert systems that have been specially designed to target the needs of seniors.  Their simple to use and practical system features a waterproof alert button that can be worn as a necklace or a bracelet and comes with a range of up to 1000 ft.  In the event of a fall, or other medical emergency all the user has to do is push the button to be immediately connected to a thoroughly trained and certified live operator who has full access to your medical information and emergency contacts.  In addition, the alert button will allow the operator to hone in on your exact location, which will minimize response time.

help-buttonOne of the biggest benefits of these systems is cost.  The average cost for a private room in a nursing facility is $248 per day and a hiring a home health aide can cost upwards of $20 per hour.  Depending on your needs, a medical alert system may be a much more cost effective option.  Bay Alarm Medical services cost just $21.95 per month and they offer a cellular powered option in case you don’t have a landline in your home.  If your main priorities are peace of mind and having immediate access to help in case of an emergency, then a medical alert system may be the right choice for your or your loved one.

To learn more about how Bay Alarm Medical stacks up against its competitors, visit “10 Best Meidcal Alerts of 2014.”  This comparison page was created by Consumer and will provided you will detailed information that will help you choose the right service for your needs.

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