Harvard Health Letter

Choosing a high-tech alerting device

Medical alerting devices are effective tools for people who want to live independently and safely in their own homes. The wearable devices summon help immediately in a medical emergency, such as a bad fall, a stroke, or a heart attack. When looking for a device, it’s important to consider one that’s easy to use, has free replacement service for equipment that’s not working, is waterproof so that it can be worn in the bathroom (where most falls occur), and is portable for travel.
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