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Happy MedicAlert Awareness Month!

August is designated as MedicAlert Awareness Month and in honor of this holiday, North Star Senior Advisors, a senior placement company specializing in Senior Living guidance, is excited to share not only its history but other valuable resources to raise awareness and give back to the community.

Did you know over 20% of the 1.6 million Americans who suffer heart attacks every year pass away because help didn’t arrive on time? The danger of permanent disability rises dramatically each minute someone is left unattended. Imagine how sensitive time becomes when you or your loved one arrives at the hospital? Doctors need to immediately be made aware of any allergies and other emergency procedures to follow.

MedicAlert was created to do just this and tells doctors caring for you what they need to know such as if you are a diabetic, allergic to penicillin, or if you require certain life-saving medications. Its foundation has been around for over sixty years. In 1953, 14-year-old Linda Collins cut her finger badly and was sent to the hospital. During a skin test there, Linda went into anaphylactic shock and nearly died. Motivated by her brush with death, Linda thought up the idea of the silver bracelet with the medical symbol on one side and special medical instructions on the other.

Another great MedicalAlert solution for those in need of assistance when home rather than the hospital is SeniorLifeline! SeniorLifeLine offers an innovative MedicalAlert system with 24/7 emergency monitoring capabilities. Their water proof help button pendant, rechargeable back up battery and more help seniors who require immediate attention and do not have someone there to call for help.  SeniorLifeLine also has a Belle Mobile System that uses a cellular connection providing flexibility to go anywhere and receive help if needed as well as a MobileAlert/GPS so when you press a button, your latest position coordinates are sent to the Response center pinpointing your location.

Technology has come a long way and being able to provide these safely options to our seniors gives everyone peace of mind. Help is now only a push of a button away!

To learn more about these devices, call 407-949-6715 or visit SeniorsLifeLineFL.com and if you or your loved one is considering senior living options, contact a Senior Living Advisor at 855-948-STAR (7827) or visit NorthStarSA.com

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About the author : Veronica Quiñones

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Owner and Senior Advisor

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Veronica Quiñones

Owner and Senior Advisor

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By Published On: August 16, 2019Categories: Uncategorized

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Happy MedicAlert Awareness Month!

August is designated as MedicAlert Awareness Month and in honor of this holiday, North Star Senior Advisors, a senior placement company specializing in Senior Living guidance, is excited to share not only its history but other valuable resources to raise awareness and give back to the community.

Did you know over 20% of the 1.6 million Americans who suffer heart attacks every year pass away because help didn’t arrive on time? The danger of permanent disability rises dramatically each minute someone is left unattended. Imagine how sensitive time becomes when you or your loved one arrives at the hospital? Doctors need to immediately be made aware of any allergies and other emergency procedures to follow.

MedicAlert was created to do just this and tells doctors caring for you what they need to know such as if you are a diabetic, allergic to penicillin, or if you require certain life-saving medications. Its foundation has been around for over sixty years. In 1953, 14-year-old Linda Collins cut her finger badly and was sent to the hospital. During a skin test there, Linda went into anaphylactic shock and nearly died. Motivated by her brush with death, Linda thought up the idea of the silver bracelet with the medical symbol on one side and special medical instructions on the other.

Another great MedicalAlert solution for those in need of assistance when home rather than the hospital is SeniorLifeline! SeniorLifeLine offers an innovative MedicalAlert system with 24/7 emergency monitoring capabilities. Their water proof help button pendant, rechargeable back up battery and more help seniors who require immediate attention and do not have someone there to call for help.  SeniorLifeLine also has a Belle Mobile System that uses a cellular connection providing flexibility to go anywhere and receive help if needed as well as a MobileAlert/GPS so when you press a button, your latest position coordinates are sent to the Response center pinpointing your location.

Technology has come a long way and being able to provide these safely options to our seniors gives everyone peace of mind. Help is now only a push of a button away!

To learn more about these devices, call 407-949-6715 or visit SeniorsLifeLineFL.com and if you or your loved one is considering senior living options, contact a Senior Living Advisor at 855-948-STAR (7827) or visit NorthStarSA.com

north-star-logo3-3

 

 

Article by:

Veronica Quiñones

Owner and Senior Advisor

headshot of Veronica Quiñones