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Just How Well Do Medical Alert Devices Work?

October 4, 2019

From the nextavenue website

Most of us think of medical alert devices as a lifeline for older adults living alone, and the North American market for personal emergency response systems (PERS) is projected to top $3 billion next year, according to Security Systems News, a security industry trade publication.

However, an independent consumer advocacy group says that families should understand what a loved one’s medical alert device can and can’t do before they sign up for a service.

Consumers’ Checkbook, an independent, nonprofit consumer organization created by the Center for the Study of Services, recently shared information and recommendations based on tests of 11 personal medical alert devices. The group partnered with the Emergency Communications Center of Arlington County, Va., to test medical alert device response times, and the results were disappointing.

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