New Video Offers Tips on Medical Alert Use

Consumer Affairs product says children of seniors can help foster adoption of devices.

ConsumerAffairs.com, a Consumers Unified, LLC property, has released a video encouraging younger family members to help senior parents living at home use medical alert devices. The video could be a useful tool to providers offering such devices and related services.

Citing AARP statistics that nearly 90 percent of seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age, a statement from ConsumerAffairs.com said medical alert devices can help seniors retain that independence.

However, the group highlighted the fact that it can be difficult for younger people to talk to elderly relatives about wearing such a device. The video is designed to ease that conversation.

In order to facilitate those conversations, ConsumerAffairs.com reported it went through thousands of reviews to find helpful stories of children helping their elderly parents overcome a reluctance to wear a medical alert device.

Here’s a snapshot:

  1. Medical alert devices give the elderly and their children peace of mind
  2. Elderly parents are more likely to agree to using medical alert devices if their children make all the arrangements.
  3. Testimonials show that seniors who overcome initial reluctance appreciate the independence having a medical alert device gives them.

Providers can watch the video and share it with their clients at bit.ly/CAalertvideo, or by clicking below:

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David Kopf is the Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazine. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.

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