Falls are the leading cause of injuries and trips to the emergency room for seniors, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. From head injuries and hip fractures to wrist, arm, and shoulder injuries, millions of seniors are hurt in falls every year.
About 40 percent of falls happen outside the home, according to the National Institutes of Health. These falls can be even more risky than falls at home, especially if they occur in a secluded area. This is where a mobile personal emergency response system such as the Lifeline On the Go system comes in. In the past, most medical alert systems only protected you in or near your home. Now you can continue doing the things you love and take your medical alert device with you.
What Is On the Go?
On the Go is a mobile personal emergency response system. In many ways, it operates just like any other Lifeline medical alert system. A press of the button will place a call to a Trained Care Specialist, who can then call for first responders or contact a friend or family member in an emergency.
This system is designed to ensure seniors have access to the medical alert devices they depend on no matter if they’re at home or on the go. This system seamlessly switches back and forth between a traditional system and a mobile system without any action needed from the user. It even includes state-of-the-art fall detection capabilities, which automatically call for assistance any time a fall is detected.
How Does It Work?
This system features a waterproof pendant with an easy-to-press help button. When you are on the go, the pendant is on cellular mode. It connects to Lifeline through a number of technologies, and emergency calls can be made using cellular towers. Emergency calls are then made through the communicator hooked to your phone line or a cellular connection at home. This swap, which happens automatically, ensures you always receive the optimal performance from your mobile personal emergency response system.
How Does It Know Where I Am?
One of the most common questions seniors ask about mobile personal emergency response systems is how they will be found in an emergency. The On the Go system is outfitted with advanced GPS locator technology, so you can immediately access help at anytime, anywhere. The On the Go pendant also features two-way voice communication. This means that in some cases you can simply tell the Trained Care Specialist where you are in an emergency. Each lightweight pendant has a built-in microphone and speaker, so you can hear the Trained Care Specialist and respond. This means a friendly voice is never farther away than the press of a button.
A mobile personal emergency response system ensures that you can always call for help from your medical alert system, no matter if you are at home or away. As baby boomers age, they’re remaining more active than the generations of seniors before them. With a system such as Lifeline On the Go, you can continue to do all the activities you love without worrying about how to handle an emergency situation.