Phyllis is 82 and fiercely independent. Widowed for this past year and coping with arthritis in her hip, she still loves living in the cozy single-story home she and her husband George lived in for the past 20 years.
Her one son lives in another state, and while he visits as often as work allows, she now spends much of her time alone. She has a close-knit circle of friends and swims once or twice a week at the local YMCA.
While Phyllis misses her husband of 55 years, she still finds life active and satisfying. Positive attitude aside, her arthritis seems to get a little worse with each passing month and she worries about one day falling, breaking a bone and, living alone, not being able to summon help.
Her family is also concerned about Phyllis?s declining health, as well as the increasing number of burglaries and assaults on seniors in Phyllis?s part of town. They have suggested that she consider moving to an assisted living facility but she is adamant about maintaining her independence and staying where she is most comfortable ? in her own home.
Phyllis?s situation is typical of many seniors and shut-ins who now find themselves living alone. Children are grown and often live hours away. The need to remain as independent as possible conflicts with the twin realities of declining health and increasing crime.
Advances in home security and medical alert technologies are helping solve those legitimate conflicts. According to Thomas Franks, President and CEO of Clayton Communications, Inc. Recent advances in ?two way voice? technologies are providing improved peace of mind for not only senior citizens and shut-ins, but their loved ones as well.
?The patented new LifeGuardian? two-way voice system provides unmatched convenience, longest range and security.? he says. ?When a subscriber experiences a medical emergency in or around the house and cannot reach a phone, he or she has only to press a small waterproof button on a neck pendant or wristband and the LifeGuardian medical alert monitoring company operator receives the call and activates the ?two way? voice feature.
?This puts the subscriber in direct voice contact with an operator using a speaker/microphone built into the alarm panel which can be heard from anywhere in the home. If the victim has fallen and cannot get up, for example, the operator immediately dispatches local medical personnel to the home, all the while reassuring the victim that help is on the way by maintaining voice dialogue through the alarm panel. The built-in microphone is very sensitive, and can pick up even a whisper from anywhere within a 2500 square foot home,? Franks says.
An optional system feature is the wireless smoke detector. Unlike self-installed smoke detectors that will melt to the floor before notifying anyone, The LifeGuardian? medical alarms system loudly announces ?FIRE..FIRE? and immediately notifies the monitoring center of the fire and smoke. If no response is heard from the home, the monitoring center will immediately dispatch the fire department.
?The LifeGuardian? medical alarms system is the first system of its type designed to be set-up by the user or their family.? Franks says. ?The system comes ready to plug and test. Typically, set-up takes just a few minutes. When a subscriber signs-up with LifeGuardian, they print out the New Subscriber form right off of the LifeGuardian web site. They complete a two page confidential information form and FAX it back to the LifeGuardian medical alarm center. LifeGuardian? technicians pre-program and test each system, sets-up the subscribers account with the monitoring center and ships the new system to the subscriber anywhere in the United States and Canada. The LifeGuardian? Quick Set-up Guide assures trouble free hook-up and provides free technical support if there is a problem.
?The result is that seniors like Phyllis can enjoy living independently with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that they are no longer really alone, even if they live alone,? he concluded. ?It also provides family members with a new sense of peace of mind knowing their loved one is safe and secure.?
Franks cautions ?Don?t wait until your senior family member has a bad fall to consider such an obvious safety measure. If they are over the age of 75 and living alone, statistically they are at risk of a serious accident. Prior falls, medications and medical conditions dramatically increase the likelihood of another major accident.?
One industry study determined that seniors who have a medical alarm system stay independent and at home an average of seven years longer! When one considers that assisted living facilities may cost $125/day and skilled nursing facilities even more, a LifeGuardian? medical alarms system becomes a wise investment.
The LifeGuardian? Medical Alarms System comes complete for just $39.95/month and a one-time activation fee of only $49.95. It includes a lifetime equipment warranty and a 30 day unconditional satisfaction guarantee. Best of all, no multi-year or annual contract is required. For more information visit www.lifeguardianmedicalalertsystems.com or call the LifeGuardian? medical alarms sales office at 800-378-2957 open 8am-4pm M-F PST.
About Clayton Communications, Inc.
The LifeGuardian Medical Alarms System was developed and distributed by Clayton Communications, Inc. who is a privately-held distributor of patented wireless location products and services for customer & child safety, business fleet tracking, automotive tracking/security, medical alert and alarm monitoring, asset tracking, parental supervision, personal protection, Alzheimer and memory loss, and even animal location & identification. The company's products often integrate with the U.S. government's global positioning system (GPS), wireless communication technologies and live operator call center to enable customers to obtain immediate assistance & real-time location information on individuals and property directly through the Internet or any phone. Founded in 1989, Clayton Communications, Inc. is based in San Diego, Calif. For more information, visit the company's website at www.claytoncommunications.com.