Written by Heidi Nestor, Writer and Editor, Life Alert

This Memorial Day remember all venerable loved ones, especially the seniors who are still with us, by getting them Life Alert Protection.

In a home emergency, such as a fall, seizure, heart attack, stroke or other serious illness, a senior may not be able to reach the telephone, and can lie on the floor for hours or days disconnected from any help.  But with one push of the help button on the lightweight pendant activates Life Alert’s patented 2-way communication monitor allowing emergency help to be sent in just like Armed Forces storming the beaches at Normandy.

In a nation that has fought hard for its freedoms, shouldn’t have to relinquish independence when reaching a certain age. In a survey taken by ACNielsen International Research, 87% of Life Alert members said that Life Alert's protection is a main or important factor in their decision to keep living at home rather than going to a retirement institution. Life Alert’s medical alert system gives peace of mind to family members while providing emergency service to their loved one when needed. Life Alert provides seniors independence by allowing them to remain in their own home; the kind of independence fought for by our military men and women.

Life Alert always focuses on safety by sending technicians to different part of the world to seek new innovative ways of increasing and improving on emergency technology, such as Life Alert’s water proof pendant and watch that can be worn while showering, bathing or whenever around water. Moreover, Life Alert’s dispatch center is UL certified with
Emergency Dispatch Managers going through an extensive training program and spending up to one year learning about the medical alert industry, equipment training and recognizing various emergencies. They are trained to identify the emotional needs of the family and will supervise a crisis from the beginning to the end, much like the 20th Maine Infantry supervised the crisis at Gettysburg with a successful bayonet charge.

Life Alert provides as many areas of coverage as there are military branches, with five areas of protection so your elders, their home, and their lifestyle can be as secure and mobile as a Yankee Doodle is dandy. So this Memorial Day remember our fallen heroes by appreciating the freedoms we have, but also honor your own family by giving your elders the gift of independence; they protected you now it’s your turn to protect them. Get Life Alert protection and your elderly loved ones will appreciate the freedom it brings and you’ll be grateful for the peace of mind it gives you.

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