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Medical alert systems can help keep older people safe

Medical alert systems can help keep older people safe

Medical alert systems, which give people a line to paramedics when there is an emergency, are good for the elderly, disabled and people who are prone to falling. Shannon Gettier, manager of Griswold Home Care of Harford and Cecil counties, talks about the different types of medical alert systems.

What is a medical alert system?

A medical alert system provides an emergency button for elderly and disabled individuals who may need help at some point while they are alone. It is a combination of hardware and software that sends an emergency signal at the press of a button to the appropriate personnel when a person requires attention. Medical alert systems are...

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