AARP Endorses Medical Alert Devices
February 15, 2018
The AARP is a trusted resource for seniors seeking information on finances, senior scams, travel, health, and more. With surveys showing that 90% of seniors want to “age in place” the organization also regularly highlights technologies that help improve seniors’ quality of life. It issued a strong endorsement of home medical alert devices (also known as personal emergency alert devices), noting that these life-saving alert systems help “adults remain independent in their own homes” and reassure adult children about their parents’ safety.
The AARP and other major organizations have studied the growing need and popularity of home medical alert devices. In 2012, when the Pew Research Center surveyed experts about smart home and tech trends that will affect seniors, Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, predicted that health will be the biggest trend driver.
“In the next decade there will be huge demand for home medical alert systems, and the market will respond to that need.”
Both AARP and Bay Alarm Medical are responding to the needs of today’s seniors. People are living longer, healthier lives. Home medical alerts help them stay active and independent, confident that they can easily summon help in an emergency. That’s the reason AARP has endorsed medical alerts and shared stories of members who used their alert buttons in emergency situations.
Four Reasons to Choose Bay Alarm’s Home Medical Alerts
1. Discreet Protection
You aren’t going to look “old” wearing one of Bay Alarm Medical’s pendanta or bracelets. We know that a fall alert system is no good if you won’t wear it. That’s why ours are small, lightweight, and waterproof. With fitness trackers and other gadgets all the rage now, nobody will look twice at your medical alert bracelet. How much do these devices cost? To get a sense of this, compare the Bay Alarm Medical alert system with the Philips Lifeline cost – it’s easy to see the difference, so it pays to shop around.
2. Freedom of movement
Bay Alarm Medical’s GPS medical alert system goes where you do – to the market or to the mountains. Designed to keep you protected at home and away, it’s small, lightweight, and helps you maintain an active lifestyle. It also offers peace of mind to caregivers with the optional caregiver tracking package.
3. Summon help fast
Not all emergencies are medical emergencies, but whatever the problem, you need to call for help quickly. People have used their medical alert buttons during home invasions, burglaries, and other emergency situations. One woman even summoned assistance when three confused deer jumped through a window in her home.
Bay Alarm Medical’s operators can dispatch first responders, share information about your medical history, and even notify friends or family members. Pushing a button is easier and quicker than running for the phone.
4. Affordable, no-contract protection
Bay Alarm Medical offers pricing and service flexibility. There are no start-up costs, no minimum contract, free coverage for your spouse, and multi-lingual operators. Use the 30-day trial period to set-up and test the system. You can cancel at any time and receive a full refund for unused service.
Seniors trust the AARP and AARP trusts medical alert devices
With over 37 million members, AARP is a trusted resource for seniors age 50 and over. Its mission is to make like better for seniors now and future generations.
The AARP believes that home medical alert systems help seniors stay safe and independent. Bay Alarm Medical agrees. Contact us today to learn which medical alert system matches your needs and lifestyle. And for discounts on these devices, tips on saving and retail shopping deals, see our senior citizen discount article.