What is a National Medical Alarm System?
1. PRESS THE BUTTON
Press the Panic Button in times of emergency. The button is waterproof and can be worn as a bracelet or necklace. We also offer a “soft touch” button for those who lack fine motor skills.
2. HELP IS CALLED
Each of our EMD-certified attendants receives the same training as 911 dispatchers and is certified in CPR. These certifications may enable the attendant to recognize life-threatening emergencies and they will stay on the call with you until the emergency is over.
3. HELP IS ON THE WAY!
Every second counts. Getting help fast in an emergency can mean the difference between a full recovery or complete loss of independence. Our Response Center features EMD-certified attendants who are available 24/7/365 within seconds.
We offer three of the best products on the market
MXD (landline based)
The MXD offers reliable landline base technology that is affordable and lightweight.
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EResponder (mobile unit)
The EResponder offers the ultimate in freedom. This mobile unit requires no landline, no cell service, no contract.
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myActive Alert (fall detector)
myActive Alert provides the ultimate in peace of mind and protection (landline required).
Statistics on Falling and the Elderly
Falling and its resulting injuries are an important public health problem for older adults. The National Safety Council estimates that persons over the age of 65 have the highest mortality rate (death rate) from injuries from falls. Among older adults, injuries cause more deaths than either pneumonia or diabetes. Falls account for about one-half of the deaths due to injury in the elderly. Cleveland medical alert devices from National Medical Alarm can (and does) save lives from tragic falls.
- Among 65 year-old women nearly one in three (30 percent) will fall in their home; after age 85, over half of women will suffer a fall in their home.
- Men between the ages of 80 to 84 have a 30% chance of falling at home.
- It appears that for the elderly living at home one-third to one-half tend to fall or do fall, female, single, divorced or widowed have an increased rate of falling.
Complications of Falls
The complications of falls are numerous and significant.
- Fear of falling can be a very real reason for loss of mobility in the elderly. After a few falls, some people become so frightened and anxious that they will not attempt to stand even when there is adequate help and support. Fractures of the hip or forearm are common results of falling.
- Hip fractures carry high morbidity (health problems related to a disease or condition) because of prolonged immobility, surgical risks and functional disability, possibly related to hospitalization.