by Heidi Nestor, Writer and Editor, Life Alert

She was the doctor who stayed up all night taking care of your cough, mumps, measles, fever and any other medical emergency you had. She was the night watch man protecting you in her arms from noises in the dark, nightmares or when thunderstorms came too close to your bedroom window.

She was the security guard watching how late you came in at night and although she may have roared in anger, you still saw the relief in her eyes when she knew you were safe.

She was the head of the house making sure your home was always clean and presentable, and at times, the drill sergeant ordering you to tidy up your room.


She was the gourmet cook and chief nutritionist making sure you ate your vegetables so you would grow up healthy and strong.  She was the counselor giving valuable advice on the responsibilities of freedom and independence while handing you the keys to the car.

And although this wonder woman had many jobs, the title she prided herself most on was “mom”, and a smile from you was the only pay she needed.

You owe her a lot, so this Mother’s Day skip the flowers and candy, and show mom how much you appreciate her by giving her freedom and independence all year around with Life Alert Protection.

After Mother’s day what is mom left with? An empty box of chocolates and wilted flowers.  But with Life Alert’s medical alert pendant, it provides mom with fast, emergency help, 24/7; and is specifically designed to be lightweight and waterproof so mom can wear it all the time, even in bed and in the shower where most accidents occur.

Plus, it’s very easy to use. During an emergency, all mom needs to do is push the button on her pendant and Life Alert’s two-way communication monitor allows dispatchers to communicate with her without using the phone, and will summon help fast.  It’s that simple.  The Life Alert emergency dispatcher will also contact the family, and stay on the line with mom until help arrives. 

But that’s not all!  Life Alert also offers great ways to promote safe living conditions for independent living with the Monitored Fire Protection and CO Gas Protection System.  

Standard fire alarms only make noise to warn of smoke, but Life Alert’s Monitored Fire Protection not only sounds an alarm upon detecting fire or smoke, it also sends a signal to our team of dispatchers, who then call the fire department, whether anyone is home or not.

Equally vital is Life Alert’s CO Gas Protection System.  Carbon Monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, gas that can build up to dangerous levels in your home through hard laboring stoves, water heaters, furnaces, clothes dryers or fireplaces if not property vented, maintained, and operated. Like our fire protection, Life Alert’s CO Gas Protection System is monitored and will not only warn you of high levels of the poisonous gas, but will also send help any time of day or night if CO gas is detected. 

Now we know that with all these features mom might get worried that you spent too much money on her.  But you can put her mind at ease by reassuring her that the basic service is less than a monthly cell phone bill.

You only have one mother, and there’s only one Life Alert.  Accept no imitators.  Life Alert Emergency Response is the industry leader in personal protection.  So this Mother’s Day, get mom the best medical alert system and show her how much you appreciate all that she has done for you. 

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