Medical Alert & Fall Detection: How can family members help a loved one in distress without impacting independence?
How can family members help a loved one in distress without impacting independence?
Fall prevention is an important practice to include in daily life for anyone, especially for mature friends and family. But finding the best Medical Alert System can be daunting when there are many to choose from. Here are a few Canadian companies that have positive reviews that include Fall Detection.
Medical Alert Systems
- Telus Health Medical Alert Pendant by Telus Health (at www.telus.com) is personal medical alert and fall detection device that can be worn in a variety of ways both at home as well as outside on a walk. The pendant has a SOS button as well as fall detection that will immediately connect the wearer with 24/7 emergency support or a medical professional. The pendant is part of Telus Health Medical Alert service based in British Columbia, that can be easily added to an existing Telus plan for around $60 (CDN), plus tax per month.
- Active Medical Alert Watch by Senior Protection (at www.seniorprotection.ca) is a water-resistant Smartwatch like device that includes gps tracking and additional health tracking features like a pedometer as well as being a medical alert device with fall detection. Much like the Telus Health Meidal Alert Pendant, the Active Medical Alert Watch has a SOS button as well as fall detection that will immediately connect the wearer with 24/7 emergency support or a medical professional. The Active Medical Alert Watch is part of the Senior Protection service provided across Canada and based in Manitoba, it it $59.99 (CDN), plus tax per month.