Health is one of the most important aspects of life that needs to be dealt with highest importance. Especially among the elderly, patients and the sickly who run into health deficiencies from to time, their vulnerability calls for extra medical attention and special care. Having medical professionals such as doctors, nurses, caregivers or even the immediate family always on standby 24/7 for their aid may be impossible which is why having giving them personal emergency response systems is crucial and helpful.
Personal emergency response systems are truly products borne out of technology and sheer human necessity. As the word goes, these emergency response systems are designed for personal use and these are available in 2 designs: the watch design and the pendant design. The style and construction ensures that the personal emergency response system is worn on the body of the patient thereby eliminating the possibility of the unit getting lost or misplaced. Also, by having personal emergency response systems near the body, it allows for easy access and use during crucial emergency moments.
Personal emergency response systems are controlled via a base console. The base console acts as the nucleus of the entire unit where emergency contact numbers, medicine in-take reminders, doctor’s appointments and alarms are stored. The product configuration can be done directly on the base console buttons or the base console can be connected to the computer through the USB and the software CD.
What is great about personal emergency response systems is that it has a button dedicated solely for 911 access. When emergency strikes, no one is around and the patient needs to be brought to the hospital, the patient can just press the 911 button and the personal emergency response system will do all the dialing. Aside from 911, personal emergency response systems can store up to 6 emergency phone numbers either of their doctors, family or relatives. When they need help, they can just press the button of the first contact number that is listed on the base console. If the first phone number does not answer, the base console will automatically dial the next one until someone answers the phone. The personal emergency response systems are also capable of reminding patients when to take their medicines, what type of medicine they should take in on that particular hour and the dosage. It also has the capacity to remind doctor appointments so patients are sure not to miss it.