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Do I Need an Add-On Check-In Service? 1

Do I Need an Add-On Check-In Service?

Do I Need an Add-On Check-In Service? Several medical alert companies offer an additional feature called a check-in service. This feature is not included in basic packages, so you will need to either opt-in for the service or choose a premium package that supports the feature. With check-in service, you will receive a daily call from the … Read more

Do I Need a Pendant with 2-Way Communication? 2

Do I Need a Pendant with 2-Way Communication?

The medical alert company’s call center contacts you through the two-way communication speakerphone located at the top of your base station. Basic communication systems for both landline and wireless use a base station with two-way communication ability. How Two-Way Communication Works If you press the alert button, either on the base station or on your pendant or … Read more

Elderly Home Safety Checklist 2021 3

Elderly Home Safety Checklist 2021

A home safety checklist for seniors is a great way to assess an entire living space and determine where potential hazards could arise. Falls and injuries can occur in any room in the home. They are most prevalent in places like bathrooms and staircases, but hazards can be present in each and every room. It … Read more

Walk-in Tubs for Elderly Buyers Guide 2021 4

Walk-in Tubs for Elderly Buyers Guide 2021

Walk in tubs provide a safe, spa-like experience for seniors, people with mobility issues and anyone else who wants a soothing, relaxing bath at home. More than simply a different type of bathtub, a walk in tub helps promote healthy and independent living at any age. Our complete buyers guide provides everything you need to … Read more

LifeFone Review 5

LifeFone Review

LifeFone is a long-standing company that provides various medical alert system models to ensure the safety of the seniors who need them. They allow their customers to choose a plan that best suits their needs and are recognized by doctors, hospitals, and caregivers as well as consumer organizations for their services. 30-day Money Back Guarantee … Read more

Medical Alert Systems in 2018 – What’s the Best Overall Solution? 6

Medical Alert Systems in 2018 – What’s the Best Overall Solution?

Medical alert systems are wearable devices that allow senior citizens to receive emergency medical assistance at the touch of a button. These alert systems help the elderly continue to live independently as they age.  Our guide (updated for 2018) is meant to provide you with the information you need to choose the personal emergency response … Read more

Is a Voice Extender Necessary? 7

Is a Voice Extender Necessary?

Medical alert systems work when you press the alert button on your wearable pendant or wristband. A signal is sent directly to the base station located centrally in your home. The base station initiates a call to the medical alert company’s call center and an operator speaks to you through the base station’s two-way speakerphone. … Read more

Why Would I Need a Lockbox with my System? 8

Why Would I Need a Lockbox with my System?

A lockbox can save emergency services time when they are trying to get to you in an emergency. If you are unable to unlock the door, emergency services, neighbors, or family can access the lockbox outside. The lockbox features a code, similar to a padlock, and can hold one to five keys. Why You Should Consider a … Read more

What is a Base Station? 9

What is a Base Station?

The medical alert base station is the command center for the entire system. With the majority of systems, the base station resembles an answering machine. Base stations typically have a speakerphone on top for two-way communication, an emergency alert button, and a reset button. Why the Base Station is Important The base station puts you in contact … Read more

How To Organize Your Care Calendar with Lotsa Helping Hands 10

How To Organize Your Care Calendar with Lotsa Helping Hands

Seniors need help, but they’re often left to fend for themselves. Over 8 million seniors get support from long term care services yearly. Support agencies aren’t always going to be around when seniors need their help, though. That’s why caregivers are teaming up to create a care community where their efforts can be shared to help seniors: Lotsa … Read more