Medical care alert systems

My mother just turned 90 and she still lives by herself. She gets around fairly well but have recently notice some things. I've asked her to move with the wife and I but she refuses.

Did some research on these systems and did mot realize there where so many options.
Any opinions and recommendations will be appreciated.
2-Channel Office room
Marantz SA8004> Joule Electra LA 150MII > B&K 200.2 > LSIM 703's
Douglas Alpha ic's, MIT T2
Need - room treatments, dedicated 20 amp circuits
Looking for - new speakers and amp

HT/ 2 Channel Living room
Samsung 65KS8000FXZA
Pioneer SC 27
Parasound P5
Parasound A23
Oppo BDP 103
Uverse DVR
LSIM 703
LSIM 704c
LCI60's
Velodyne EQ-Max 15

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  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,420
    We got my mom this one, and it helped to save her life with her second to last heart attack. She had a heart attack while sleeping and fell out of bed, her button was right there hanging on the arm of the chair next to the bed. She just had to reach up and push it, and they sent an ambulance over to get her.

    http://www.lifealert.com/

    The hardest part was nagging mom to keep it on her at all times.
    Marantz AV-7705 PrePro, Classé 5 ch. 200wpc Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • BetaBeta Posts: 263
    cfrizz wrote: »
    http://www.lifealert.com/

    The hardest part was nagging mom to keep it on her at all times.

    I'm pretty sure we got our dad the same one. Sadly, he won't have anything to do with it.

    Unfortunately, no matter how hard we try, our dad won't listen to anyone. This includes doctors.

  • My dad was a retired RN and specialized in ignoring his doctors. I got him the life alert and found it worked great when he had it with him.
  • One thing I have always wondered is how do the emergency personnel get into your house when they arrive if you live alone and are not able to open the door.
    My house is guarded 24/7 by Ninja Watch Cats and they are deadly.
  • I want to say I read a keel lock with passcode is or can be furnished for a fee.
    2-Channel Office room
    Marantz SA8004> Joule Electra LA 150MII > B&K 200.2 > LSIM 703's
    Douglas Alpha ic's, MIT T2
    Need - room treatments, dedicated 20 amp circuits
    Looking for - new speakers and amp

    HT/ 2 Channel Living room
    Samsung 65KS8000FXZA
    Pioneer SC 27
    Parasound P5
    Parasound A23
    Oppo BDP 103
    Uverse DVR
    LSIM 703
    LSIM 704c
    LCI60's
    Velodyne EQ-Max 15
  • BetaBeta Posts: 263
    edited February 2016
    Combination code lock box with key inside. It gets placed on the door or some other easy to find location.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,439
    Beta wrote: »
    cfrizz wrote: »
    http://www.lifealert.com/

    The hardest part was nagging mom to keep it on her at all times.

    I'm pretty sure we got our dad the same one. Sadly, he won't have anything to do with it.

    Unfortunately, no matter how hard we try, our dad won't listen to anyone. This includes doctors.

    I like him already.....the man knows. ;)
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,453
    tonyb wrote: »
    Beta wrote: »
    cfrizz wrote: »
    http://www.lifealert.com/

    The hardest part was nagging mom to keep it on her at all times.

    I'm pretty sure we got our dad the same one. Sadly, he won't have anything to do with it.

    Unfortunately, no matter how hard we try, our dad won't listen to anyone. This includes doctors.

    I like him already.....the man knows. ;)

    Cranky old phart, know it all.
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,453
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,519
    lightman1 wrote: »
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    Tonyb....today.

    Looks a bit like George Daniel, no offense...
    HT/Main- Panny 50" G10 Plasma, Pioneer SC-1222k AVR, Panny DMP-BD60 BDP, Polk LS90 mains, CS350LS center, LS/fx side surrounds, LS50 surround backs, SVS 25-31PC+ sub, Harmony One

    Office Rig- Marantz 2252B, Denon 2910, Kenwood KD2070 TT, Polk RTA 12B's/ RTA8t
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,453
    lightman1 wrote: »
    n19mqbl2wzmj.jpg
    Tonyb....today.

    Looks a bit like George Daniel, no offense...

    It does a bit. :D
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,439
    Ha....I'm not THAT old yet. Hopefully George isn't either. Is this pick on Tony Wednesday or what ? :)
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,519
    nbrowser wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    Ha....I'm not THAT old yet. Hopefully George isn't either. Is this pick on Tony Wednesday or what ? :)

    Depends, lock yourself out of the house in your robe lately? :smiley:

    He don't need no stinkin' robe...
    HT/Main- Panny 50" G10 Plasma, Pioneer SC-1222k AVR, Panny DMP-BD60 BDP, Polk LS90 mains, CS350LS center, LS/fx side surrounds, LS50 surround backs, SVS 25-31PC+ sub, Harmony One

    Office Rig- Marantz 2252B, Denon 2910, Kenwood KD2070 TT, Polk RTA 12B's/ RTA8t
  • jvcjvc Posts: 41
    90 years young. good jeans ....
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,439
    edited February 2016
    It really is a serious dilemma gents. Older folks who need to be watched and families who can't afford retirement homes or personal care givers. Those first alert things are nice and affordable for the older folks living on their own. I know there's a few other companies who do similar services but their names escape me.....mainly because I'm old and forgetful. :) If that older family member has a friend or neighbor you can trust, throw them a few bucks every month to check on them daily. Sometimes the older folks brain gives out before their body and they simply can't be left alone at all. Even if they live with you, who watches them while everyone is at work or school ?

    My kids have a do not alert system for me. Do not resuscitate, do not find, do not give any medicine or change bed pans. Think they have a Stay order against every ambulance service within a 50 mile radius of me too.

    Why do you think most kids tell ya to "move to Florida" when you get older ? That way when your only half dead they can float you in the swamp and let the gators take care of the rest. No medical fees, no burial.....and all your stuff is on craigslist the next day.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • Always make sure to involve the kids during the time you are making out a will, or much, much better a trust.

    Be sure they all know that you are making sure that every penny goes either your cat, or unfortunate exotic dancers that will miss you very long time.
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