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Emergency Button Technology

An adult child’s worries never end! Especially if their elder loved one chooses to remain aging in their own home, without assistance. Even with excellent in home care in Arizona, concerning situations can arise when the elder is left alone. What if your loved one falls, or they have a heart attack, or another medical emergency when home alone? This is where the use of emergency button technology provides much-needed peace of mind.

Emergency button technology allows the user to simply press a button, notifying a trained emergency personnel, that they need immediate help.

There are many mechanisms on the market that will instantly call for help in the event of an emergency.  These include: Personal Emergency Response Systems, Medical Alerts, and Medical Emergency Response Systems, all systems involve the use of emergency button technology.

Any senior who uses this technology, should keep their emergency button someplace where it is easy to access, such as a pocket, a belt loop or even around their neck or wrist. This way, if emergency help is needed, all the senior has to do is press their button… and help is on the way.

Medical alert systems are generally comprised of three elements: a radio transmitter (emergency button), a console (connected to the user’s telephone) and an emergency response center (monitors distress calls).  An emergency button’s capabilities depend on the type of system a senior has in place. Basic systems can turn on lights within the user’s home, where as more advanced systems can notify family, friends or neighbors through text messaging or phone calls.

Home health agencies can provide critical everyday care for seniors, however, emergency button technology is also a wise investment for those wanting round-the-clock monitoring 24/7 for their aging loved ones without the cost of a ever-present caregiver.

Nightingale Homecare offers to all of our patients a 60 day free-of-charge service called: “Nightingale Homecare Connect”.  This service is a personal emergency response system, much like a “nurse call button” in a hospital or care facility setting, which provides a “button” that the user-patient wears. The button is pushed if the patient experiences an urgent medical event. The patient is then connected to a live, trained representative and emergency services, or the Nightingale Homecare clinicians are dispatched, to assist the individual and notify their important contacts that the event has occurred.

The Nightingale Homecare Connect happens to be much more than a personal emergency response system. Our patients are encouraged to press their button for any kind of help they need – even when non urgent or health related. The patient can speak with a representative immediately if they are lonely or anxious, in need of transportation, grocery or medication deliveries, or to schedule physician visits.  Most importantly, the Nightingale health care   to the patient is notified of every patient request, and has worked in conjunction with the Nightingale Homecare Connect staff to establish protocol for each potential patient request. This tool assists in reducing patient hospitalizations by intervening when the patient isn’t feeling well, or in need of direction of their self-care management, then involving expert clinicians immediately when a problem exists.

This free 60-day service provided by Nightingale for all our homecare patients is an important lifeline between the patient, Nightingale and other health care professionals.  After the free 60 day introductory period, the patient can then elect to keep the service at a small monthly fee.

Nightingale Homecare is a top-rated, home health care agency providing medical home care and non-medical home care to Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Peoria, Glendale, and Scottsdale residents. Please call (602) 504-1555 or contact our home health care agency online today to learn more about your options for home care in Arizona.

This entry was posted on Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 6:00 am.