Medical alert systems like those provided by SafetyLine, in Kenmore, WA, can give seniors more independence and give their loved ones more peace of mind.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 36 million people over 65 report falling each year in the US.
“There are so many stories of lives saved or impacted by having a button, from people getting stuck between the end table and the bed, to medication emergencies where if they didn’t have a button, they might not have made it,” says SafetyLine’s Tasha Shabnow.
“When we look at why someone can no longer live alone, it’s often because of the risk of not getting help promptly after a fall – which can cause other issues – rather than the fall itself. Getting help ASAP gives you the best chance of going home again,” Shabnow says.
To help ensure the well-being of your loved ones, SafetyLine provides a variety of medical alert systems including medical alert buttons and medication dispensers. All plug-in devices have a three-day back-up battery for power outages, and dedicated operators provide real-time service, staying on the line during emergencies until help arrives.
SafetyLine’s ‘in-home’ units work in and around the home, with waterproof buttons worn on the neck or wrist. When the button is pressed on any device, it goes to SafetyLine’s monitoring center, and the operator’s voice addresses the client via a speaker phone-type unit.
Shabnow recalls one client who was concerned an in-home unit would take away her independence. “Her children were encouraging it because she’d suffered multiple strokes, and months later she raved about the service! She said if it weren’t for her kids, she would never have got one, but when she fainted getting out of bed, the fall-pendant alerted the SafetyLine team who quickly requested help.”
SafetyLine’s ‘anywhere’ units work anywhere in the US with cell service, with GPS tracking units for loved ones who wander. Medication-dispensing units include reminder services, with operators who call as many times a day as needed, reminding clients to take meds, test blood sugars, eat, etc.
“We’re a locally owned company that has served from the Blaine border to Olympia for 14 years, with in-person installs and mail-out units for outlying areas,” Shabnow says. “SafetyLine is here to serve our senior community with 24-hour emergency care and service, at affordable rates, helping them stay independent in their own homes as long as possible.”
SafetyLine’s mission is to both help seniors live independently, and to offer peace of mind for families and relatives. Find out more on Facebook, contact them online, or call 360-303-4632.
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