Emergency Devices:
Be Ready For Urgencies

Emergency Devices can give you some peace of mind especially for those who live alone. Many people take comfort knowing that an emergency call system is at easy reach just in case it is needed. Whether it is a personal emergency response system, or phone, help is just a push button away.

These devices, also sometimes referred to as alert systems have become increasingly important as more seniors and handicapped individuals seek to live more independently. There are various types of systems and models to suit different needs and preferences.

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Why You Need Emergency Devices?

According to The National Osteoporosis Foundation, "...each year about one-third of all persons over age 65 will fall. Many of these falls result in broken bones..."

Here is one of the tips they provide for Fall-Proofing Your Home:

"If you live alone, consider wearing a personal emergency response system (PERS). Also consider having a cordless or cell phone to take from room to room so you can call for help if you fall."

The various devices offer quick access to a 911 operator for help in cases of medical conditions that require immediate attention, illness, accidents etc... Some models allow you to program several phone numbers so family members or other individuals are immediately called by just pressing the device you wear for easy access.  This is crucial for seniors or a disabled person who lives alone.

What About Weather Emergencies and No Power?

Today whether emergencies seem to happen more frequently and happen anywhere; from flood to hurricane, and other conditions.  We must be prepared at all times and seniors need to keep up with what is going on because they need more time to get ready even if they have an emergency plan.

The best way to stay informed with the latest weather developments in weather emergencies is with a NOAA Weather Radio.  Devices such as Weather Alert Radios Receive all National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) reports, which provide all available urgent advisories on tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, floods, evacuations, civil danger warnings, and more, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

These specialized weather radios provide the information needed so you can take the appropriate action for your situation.  This device should be part of your emergency preparedness. Don't be caught unprepared; be ready.

There are also alert devices that notify people about important signals and alarms in difficult listening situations.

Whether you live alone or just alone on occasion, alert and response devices are crucial in addressing urgent situations and may provide the peace of mind you want.

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