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How Are Personal Emergency Response Systems Monitored?

If you've been considering a personal emergency response system, or PERS, you've probably have many questions you'd like to have answered before you make your purchase. One of the most common things prospective customers ask us about is our monitoring service. 

Any PERS provider should have a way to connect your loved one to emergency assistance. If they press the button on their medical alert pendants, a call will be placed to a monitoring station. These centers are staffed around the clock with specially trained staff who know how to best respond to...



Is a Personal Emergency Response System Right for You?

Is a Personal Emergency Response System Right for You?

As we discussed last month, there are important questions you need to ask before you buy a personal emergency response system, or PERS. However, there are other factors to consider before you purchase a PERS system for yourself or a loved one. Here are several key points to think about as you're shopping for a personal emergency response system. 

  • Why do you (or your loved one) need the system? If you're concerned about a medical emergency happening while you're home...



5 Questions to Ask About a Personal Emergency Response System

5 Questions to Ask About a Personal Emergency Response System

In 2014, people over the age of 65 made up 14.5 percent of the U.S. population. That's 46.2 million people. However, by 2040, they're expected to make up almost 22 percent of the population. As our country's population ages, personal emergency response systems (PERS) are growing in popularity. 

A typical PERS will allow you to call for help through the touch of a button. Should you have a health emergency, you can press a medical alert pendant that's worn at all times. Then your call is answered by a monitoring center staffed by live attendants who can get help...



One Way vs Two Way Voice Medical Alert Pendants

One Way vs Two Way Voice Medical Alert Pendants

Now that we've discussed how and where medical alert pendants work, we'd like to talk about the differences between the two types of medical alert pendants we sell. 

Comporium Alert offers two types of service--landline and cellular--for our elderly and disabled medical alert systems. Both of these plans come with a two way voice medical alert pendant.

The two way pendant allows you to have a conversation with the attendant or family member who answers your call. It doesn't matter if you aren't in the same room...



Your Personal Emergency Medical Alert System

Your Personal Emergency Medical Alert System

If you're living on your own, you've probably wondered what you'd do if you had a medical emergency and there was no one around to help. You've probably thought about the same things if you have an older parent who's living independently. These situations are very common, since approximately one in seven American is over the age of 65. Thankfully, there are ways to make sure you or your loved ones are safe. One of the simplest ways is to install a personal emergency medical alert system.

These systems are very easy to use. A base station is...