What do you do when yourself or a loved one becomes ill and can no longer take care of themselves. Moving into an assisted living facility is a big step that is not always necessary. Sometimes a medical alert device is enough to give you peace of mind in case of emergency.
I was very ill a few years back and could have used a medical alert device. It was very difficult for my friends and family to always be with me. I hated putting that hardship on everyone. My mom (you know her as Laura) was my saving grace during that period of time.
Medical ID Bracelets and Medical Alert Systems can go along way in providing safety and peace of mind. I know that we all have friends and family members who are sick or elderly, so medical safety is an issue that we all must concern ourselves with. A medical alert system is something that really would have helped me at one point.
We spend so much money on alarm systems for our homes and cars, to protect our possessions. Our personal safety should get the same attention. There are many different medical alert options available such as pendants, wristbands, and table top reporting systems. If you have a relative who is bed bound a table top or wall mounted medical emergency reporting system might be the right choice.
Lets help the people we care about live life to it’s fullest by staying safe.
What a great attitude you have! I’m sure it can be so easy to get discouraged, but your willingness to put forth effort to live life to the fullest, stay active and take care of yourself is commendable. A pendant medical alert system sounds like a great option.
Jan S says
Thank you for sharing this. btw, I have worn the medical ID bracelet for about 20 years. I still think the bracelet is much better than the necklace because paramedics take your pulse and are more likely to see it than something around your neck. As to the pendant you are discussing,I know someone who just began wearing it and it was beyond time for that to happen. It’s such a good thing to have. Take care and enjoy every day!
stephanie miller says
i know all too well what you are saying! i too am medically disabled, and have been unable to wk for about 5 yrs. i used to have a lot of help from my daughter and my husband, but he walked out on our family in oct, for a 24yr girl. (same age as my oldest daughter!) since then it has been quite a trial to find help for me with the housework, running errands, shopping ect. im so glad to hear your mom has been there to help you, unfortunately my mom is caretaker to my stepfather, who is also disabled. my 14yr old daughter has been my lifesaver, she has stepped up and really done a great job of helping me. i hate that she has to, i dont like the thought of her always remembering me as being sick. its a hard life, for any of us to bear. its nice to see someone who has such a positive outlook in a similar situation! thanks for sharing this!
cindy caudle says
thanks for writing this spreading the word that people with a disability can do just about anything is wonderful.
my son has a seizure disorder as well as autism we struggle with seizure control but have recently added in Vimpat and I think it is helping. There is also a new med coming out similar to Keppra but with out some of the behavior side effects that Keppra has.
I pray that the new drugs will help your son.