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Medical alert help

Postby ljacobs1987 on Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:26 pm

Hi all. I'm new to the forums and I have a serious question. My daughter is moving to OSU from Indianapolis in the middle of September (less than a month). I would be comfortable with this if it weren't for her severe peanut allergy. Of course, she has more than one epi-pen but if something were to happen she would need to go to the emergency room after the shot. I'm looking into those medical alert necklaces and bracelets. I guess they work by calling 911 when you press a button. I saw a type called alert one safety monitors but I need information on cost. I found a little at that website but I really need a review of the bracelets. Thank you so much. This would help me get some sleep at night with her away at school.
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Re: Medical alert help

Postby DeeNJai on Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:03 am

That system seem to be the same system I have at home. the pendent works within 50m of the home. The system would work if she had it in her college dorm, does have trainer pens so that she can teach her roommate how inject the Epipen in to her leg. Does your daughter have a medical alert necklace/band. To use the alert system she would need a phone line in her dorm for it to work. The system will also tell you if the line has been lost. Touch wood I havent had to use my system yet. it is nice to know its there if I need it. If your daughter used the pendant it would go to a call centre that will ring for an ambulance and also contact the next of kin if needed. The pendant that i have i can talk to the operator through it. The batteries last for 5 years but the pendant does to be pushed at least once a month to recharge the battery.

Has she spoke to the college about her allergy as they might about to put sometime in place so if there a problem them they know how to deal with it. By the way I have lots of allergies but not peanuts. I cant have any tree nuts including coconut.
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Re: Medical alert help

Postby laurenben44 on Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:29 pm

I think a medical alert system is perfect for anyone especially if your living alone. I know many people who have a med alert and has said nothing but great things about it. My friends mother said that her med alert has once saved her life! I am actually looking into it now for my mother-in-law because she just recently lost her husband and is now living on her own. Make sure before purchasing a medical alert system that you do your research well and call and ask for a brochure before making your decision. Good Luck!
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Re: Medical alert help

Postby Cara Voller on Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:58 am

I am also currently looking for a medical alert for my grandmother who has had a couple of strokes and falls in the last few years so if anyone knows what to look out for or good ones to get i'd be grateful for your opinions.
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Re: Medical alert help

Postby AnnaB on Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:21 pm

hi, i would ask your local doctor or chemist for advice in your area. My grandpa had a lot of support in the home from the red cross maybe they could advise or I'd say help the aged would be very used to these products
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Re: Medical alert help

Postby talkhealth on Mon May 30, 2016 6:36 pm

Thank you for the advice :D

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