[Magdalen] Fall Down Go Boom.

Allan Carr allanc5 at me.com
Mon Oct 28 18:04:34 UTC 2019

I have Medical Alert which uses a key in a lock box at the front door. The only issue is the extreme sensitivity of the call button, whether a pendant hanging on your neck or the wrist version. 
I had to abandon the pendant on my neck because I would set it off in my sleep. 
The wrist version easily closes with the button on the inside of my wrist. If I don’t twist the button to the outside of my wrist, I similarly set it off in my sleep.
If Life Alert has similarly sensitive buttons, I’d look elsewhere before getting tied into the system. If anyone’s been through all this and found a system with less sensitive buttons, I’d love to know the name of that system.

Allan Carr

> On Oct 28, 2019, at 8:30 AM, Roger Stokes via Magdalen <magdalen at herberthouse.org> wrote:
> One thing I have come across in this country is keysafe. A key to the property is in a box by the main entrance. The box is opened by means of a code which is made known to any carers (which is the situation where I came across it of a disabled parishioner living on their own) and could, presumably, also be made known to the emergency services dispatchers and/or the Life Alert people.
> Roger
>> On 28/10/2019 14:40, Jay Weigel wrote:
>> Chiming in on Life Alert here even though IAND. We got it for my dad and
>> unfortunately it did not work out too well for him as his dementia caused
>> him to push the button a couple of times when he didn't need it. How it
>> works is that the system alerts the Life Alert people when you fall and
>> push the button and you can tell them (if possible) if you need help--the
>> famous "I've fallen and I can't get up!" commercial--or even if you can't
>> talk, and they call the 911 system in your area who send EMS (and sometimes
>> police if they think necessary) to get you up and if needed to treatment.
>> How they get into your house is how they would usually get into your house
>> if police would need to. If EMS can't and they hear sounds of distress they
>> would call police to gain entry.

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