Why Can’t I Just Use My Cellphone or Another Device?
A cellphone could be used as an emergency system for seniors like everyone else, but it isn’t necessarily recommended. For example, people don’t always carry their phones on them. If someone gets up and leaves their phone where they were sitting and accidentally falls in a place where they can’t get back to their phone, that person would, unfortunately, be helpless in that situation.
Another obvious problem with cellphones is the fact that people don’t bring their phones into their bath or shower. Phones aren’t completely waterproof, and falling in the bath or shower is much more likely to occur since people are standing on a slippery, wet surface.
On the other hand, a medical alert system solves those issues. Those systems come with either an emergency button on a pendant worn around the neck
or on a wristband worn around the wrist
. These buttons are discreet, small, and can be worn all the time no matter where a senior is or what they’re doing. The pendants/wristbands are also all waterproof, allowing them to be worn in the bath or shower.
Overall, a medical alert system is a much smarter choice for an aging senior, considering that these systems are made to protect and serve them.