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In Case of Emergency: Medical Alert Necklace

If you or someone you know has a health issue which could strike at any time, a medical alert necklace may give you the peace of mind you need. May, 1 2019

In 2015, there were almost 50 million Americans over the age of 65. Since then, the number has only continued to grow, thanks to an increase in population, and modern medicine's ability to prolong lives.

Many of these 50 million Americans want to live independently for as long as they can, and having a device like a medical alert necklace can make all the difference.

Read on for more information on why you should consider one for either you or someone you love.

What is a Medical Alert Necklace?

If you were alive sometime in the 1990s, you probably remember the commercial where an elderly woman fell and then yelled, "I've fallen, and I can't get up!"

In the commercial, she went on to say that she was able to summon help immediately with the touch of a button, thanks to her medical alert necklace.

Medical alert necklaces and other accessories have come a long way since then, but still offer the same peace of mind.

A medical alert necklace is meant to be worn at all times. If an individual is in trouble, he or she can press the button to speak to a representative. If there is no answer, the representative can send an ambulance to the property.

For those who wish to remain in control of their lives just a little bit longer, it is the perfect option.

How is It Different from a Medical ID Tag or Medical ID Phone App?

Many newer phone models allow you to input information about yourself that can be accessed without having the password, or your thumbprint. This information is typically medical in nature and allows you to input any health conditions you have, medications you may be taking and your height and weight.

This gives emergency responders a lot of information about you right off the bat.

Medical ID tags are similar but are low-tech. They're often metal engraved pieces of jewelry that one can wear around their wrist or neck as a necklace or bracelet. These are different because, while they do offer valuable information to responders, they cannot summon help if needed.

Wearing a medical ID tag or inputting important information in your phone can be helpful. For extra peace of mind, you or someone you love should have both for the best chance at survival during an emergency.

How Do They Work?

A medical alert necklace typically has a large button that you can press if there is an emergency. Pressing the button sends you immediately to an operator who will ask if you're alright. You can let them know it was either an accident, or you can summon help if necessary.

If there is no response, they may send help just to make sure.

Typically, you'll pay a monthly fee in order to use this service, which many elderly people rely on in order to ensure they are safe.

Falling Protection

One major risk for elderly people is falling. Falling accounts for over 9,500 deaths of senior citizens each year, and is something many are concerned about for their family members living alone.

Sometimes, when one falls, they cannot necessarily reach their medical alert necklace. This can present a problem, that could be potentially life-threatening.

In order to ensure that the inability to reach the necklace doesn't lead to death, the Fox Guard Tether can detect if you or someone you love has fallen. With this service, you can be sure that even if your loved one is home alone, help is never very far away.

Medical GPS

Fox Guard Tether's medical alert necklace is also set apart by the fact that it contains a medical GPS. A medical GPS helps responders find you in an emergency.

If you've fallen, for example, out shopping on your own, you may not remember the correct address. Or, you may have injured your head and not know exactly where you are.

Thanks to medical GPS technology, responders can locate you immediately. Help will be available as soon as possible, finding you exactly where they need to find you.

This also makes Fox Guard's medical alert necklace a great idea for someone with dementia, as if they cannot remember where they are, the necklace will do it for them.

Water Proof

Many older individuals are reticent to shower alone because of the risk of falling. Even with mobility aids like walk-in showers, stools to sit on in the shower and railings for support, there is still a danger of slipping and falling simply because the surface is wet.

Fox Guard has noted this is an added danger for older adults, and have created a device that is completely waterproof. Therefore, if you or someone you love falls over in the shower, there will be help as soon as possible.

The Fox Guard Tether Medical Alert Necklace

While there are many medical alert necklaces you can choose from, Fox Guard offers second-to-none customer service, as well as some amazing features that make their product incredibly trustworthy.

Whether you're looking to regain or maintain independence, or you're helping a loved one stay safe, the Fox Guard Tether is for you.

Not only is it reliable and proven to save lives, but it also has an extra long battery life and can be used anywhere in the United States. No more worrying when you or your loved one goes out of town.

Visit our store for our wide range of products, from home security to medical alert necklaces.