According to The New England Journal of Medicine: “One out of every 3 people over the age of 65 will fall this year. 28% of these individuals die due to help not arriving quick enough. Only 38% of those who do survive the trauma return to living independently.” According to the National Safety Council, most falls occur while performing everyday tasks and activities of daily living, with 54% of all falls happening in their own home. Both the National Institute of Health (NIS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) comment on the use of medical alert systems as a solution for older seniors prone to falls. The key for anyone living home alone is the ability to get help quickly. Freedom Alert's emergency pendant ensures communication with loved ones and emergency services with no monthly fees.
The new Freedom Alert has two features that make it stand out as truly innovative in the market place. First, is that it's the world's smallest two-way voice communicator; and second is that it requires no monthly fees.
Another unique feature of Freedom Alert's technology was the introduction of the two-way speakerphone pendant. While other devices on the market require a person to shout across the house to a speakerphone box to communicate to the monitoring station, the new technology put the speakerphone right in the miniature pendant. You can be anywhere in or around your home and communicate effortlessly.
On July 1st, 2009 Freedom Alert will be available for online purchasing. The user has no monthly fees to pay, and the user talks directly through the miniature speakerphone pendant. The true innovation of this device is that the user can program up to four numbers into the base unit. When the pendant panic button is pushed – the first number is dialed. If no one answers – the second number is automatically dialed, etc. Should no one answer after all the programmed numbers have been attempted – then Freedom Alert will dial 911 to guarantee a response. Once someone is reached, communication occurs right through the speakerphone pendant. No shouting across the house to the speakerphone box.
Use these four programmable numbers to contact family and friends. With the Freedom Alert, these contacts are just a push button away when the person is anywhere in their home or even in their yard. The pendant can operate up to 600 ft away from the base station. The base station plugs into any standard phone jack in the home. The pendant can be worn on a neck lanyard, on the included belt clip or the included wrist-strap.
Freedom Alert's has a one time purchase of only 9. This means affordable care for anyone living alone is finally available. For more information on Freedom Alert Personal Emergency Response System or other Medical Supplies [http://www.shopmash.com] or medical equipment [http://www.shopmash.com], visit SHOPMASH online store.
Dale Sprayberry is a Director of eCommerce at MASH, Inc – a privately-owned company. It is one of the largest and most technologically advanced independently owned suppliers of medical supplies, medical accessories and medical equipment for caregivers, patients, seniors and healthcare professional. Visit shopmash.com for more details.