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Post by 75X11 on Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:52 pm

My sister has problems with getting around and is at risk of falling.  I have been looking around at  those "help I've fallen and I cant get up" deals.  The one that looks most appealing for service and price is the Philips Lifeline.  Have any of you had experience with any of these?  This one has a shock detector that acts as a "man down" switch and initiates a call to their headquarters and they inquire as to who should get the call or the emergency personnel if no response is heard.  It says it is $30/mo.  It also has a button to make the call.
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Post by Bill Cahill on Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:58 pm

The only one my cheap state will pay for is the lowest priced ADT one that YOU have to press the button on. ADT makes better ones, now, but, this state won't buy them.........

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Post by Guest on Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:42 pm

http://www.consumersadvocate.org/medical-alerts/best-medical-alerts



Bill, can you pay the difference to get the better system?

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Post by Wildcat445 on Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:53 pm

We have a female friend, a cancer patient, who has Life Alert. I'm not sure if she has used it or not. Her son pays the bill for it. My understanding is that Life Alert calls 911 and her son if the alarm goes off. I have no idea what it costs.

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Post by Bill Cahill on Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:42 am

It's expensive. I'll have to check on it. Thanks.

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Post by Doug Burskey on Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:39 pm

My mother had one of those. It was from a company called Alert USA. I don't remember what the monthly service charge was.   www.alertusallc.com  800-789-6969

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Post by 75X11 on Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:47 pm

Thanks for the links and info. My sister has a smart phone but it just isn't sized right to have with her at all times. She fell yesterday, with my niece at home. Her phone was about 10 feet away. It might as well have been 10 miles. Then wondering how she would initiate a call if she were alone and incapacitated beyond doing so, prompted this research.
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Post by Dr. Radio on Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:35 pm

Be sure to ask where the central monitoring station is located, if it is UL listed and who is staffed/how are they trained. Most people focus too much on the hardware forgetting that the person on the "other end" has to be competent and react as needed.
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