2012-12-31 19:26:27 - Medical alert system provider Rescue Alert of California’s™ trained call center saved the life of another senior recently. The senior fell in the shower and was saved from dangerous injuries because of the quick response he received after pressing his medical alert button for help.
Medical alert provider Rescue Alert of California™ has released a statement from their call center reporting another life saved by a medical alert system. The subscriber had fallen in the shower, and while he pressed hiswater-proof medical alert button, he was unable to speak to the emergency call center.
Every no-contact situation is considered an emergency as a precaution, which is why emergency responders were immediately sent out to this particular subscriber’s home. The paramedics broke down the door, and were able to provide the individual with immediate care, leading him to a quick recovery from a head injury that could have been worse.
“The call center and the paramedics were both instrumental in getting to the subscriber’s home quickly, and
getting him the care he needed right away” said Lindsey Brewster of Rescue Alert of California™. “In addition to medical alert systems, we offer lockboxes for subscriber’s front doors that house a spare key, for just this type of situation. In this case, the paramedics were forced to use an axe to gain entry, which a lockbox with a code accessible by the paramedics could help to avoid.”
Medical alert systems, reports the Rescue Alert of California™ website, are a great tool for showers and baths, as seniors are often more prone to falling in the bathroom than anywhere else. The National Institute on Aging says 80% of falls experienced by seniors ocurr in this room of the home, and having a water-proof medical alert button around a seniors neck could be the difference between life and death for seniors like the subscriber in this statement from the call center.
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About Rescue Alert of California™:
Rescue Alert of California™ is the premier medical alert system provider and has designed its products and services to respond with speed, accuracy, and dependability. They have been experts in senior health and eldercare for over a decade. Extensive years of experience, engineering, and research have brought about the highest level of senior medical care and senior safety products.