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Medical Alert Button

medical alert buttonA medical alert button - or medical panic button - that the elderly or sick can use to call relatives or the emergency services can be a great comfort. Various kinds of personal medical alert system are available. Some require a subscription to a medical alert service that is provided by a medical alert company, but others are stand-alone personal medical alert units that work automatically, at the touch of the button.

If you are planning to buy such a senior medical alert device, one of the best starting points is the bestselling lists at Amazon.com. Here you can learn what people are buying and find information on the latest products.

Amazon.com's Medical Alert System bestselling list contains medical alert button products.

One of the top sellers is the 911 Emergency Phone Guardian Alert (picture). According to a product description:

* Potential life-saving device that's ideal for babysitters and seniors
* Talk directly to an emergency operator with the touch of one button
* Operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week; no fees or contracts
* Voice confirmations during dialing, shutdown, system test and battery test to reassure you that the system is working properly
* Weighs 1.6 pounds

At the time of writing it had attracted 10 customer reviews at Amazon,com, with six of these five-star or four-star reviews, and the remainder three-star reviews, indicating that users are generally favorable towards the product.

Here is an excerpt from a four-star review:

I love (LOVE) the concept -- it's a cordless phone that only dials one number with the push of only one button. It's small enough and lightweight enough to be realistic to wear all day and night without much inconvenience by using its clip and/or lanyard. Buying it sight unseen, that was my biggest concern.

The Guardian base equipment was a piece of cake to install. Another reviewer complains about the tiny screws for the battery compartment on the phone itself. Those screws are unnervingly tiny, but I assume that's necessary to make the case so snug that it can be water resistant.

And a three-star review:

I purchased this for a friend who has Parkinson's. Her hands shake badly and she can barely walk. We set it up and it seems fine, but of course she hasn't had to use it yet so I don't know how well it will work, . The only thing I'm concerned about is that the button is VERY hard to push, and is too small. Not the emergency button, which is somewhat larger, but the one that you use to test the product to make sure the battery is good and in what areas the Guardian will work. It is very important for her to be able to do these checks, so I can't rate the product especially highly. Otherwise it seems like a good product, especially since it's a one time fee and not monthly. She wouldn't have been able to afford a monthly fee along with the land line phone she had to have installed for the Guardian to work. All in all, I think it's a great idea and I hope it works if needed.

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January 25th, 2010

 

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