SAN DIEGO, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Statistics show that while one in three seniors will experience a fall this year, many more will require non-emergency routine assistance. Independent seniors enjoy the feeling of safety and security a medical alarm button provides. Unfortunately, many are often hesitant to call the professional monitoring center unless it is a life or death emergency. Seniors who may need non-emergency personal assistance have been known to wait hours before pressing their button to avoid unnecessarily dispatching ambulance or paramedics.
SafeGuardian's innovative CareCallers are designed to directly call caregivers, family, neighbors, or friends instead – encouraging seniors to call for personal assistance whenever – or wherever – they may need it.
The feature that sets the CareCaller apart from every other traditional medical alarm system is that it sends an immediate text notification - and then calls - up to three user-programmable contacts when the SOS button is pressed. When the call is answered, the wearer can speak with the contact using the built-in two-way speakerphone.
"We have monitored thousands of medical alarm customers during the past decade. Our experience showed us that 90% of the help calls are for routine personal assistance. These calls include requests for lift-assists, non-injury help requests and routine daily matters. Many times, the wearer should really call a caregiver, loved-one or family member directly – not an emergency monitoring center," states Kathleen Holohan, Director of Innovation for SafeGuardian. "Now seniors can call a caregiver or loved-one for routine personal assistance and avoid the cost and embarrassment of needlessly dispatching the paramedics."
The SafeGuardian CareCallers are simple to use – simply press the large "SOS" Button for three seconds – yet the innovative devices are packed with the latest technology.
Designed for today's mobile 55+ population, each CareCaller™ includes a built-in real-time GPS locator. The instant the SOS button activates the CareCaller™, an urgent text message is sent to all pre-established contacts. The text message alerts the contact of the device activation, identifies the wearer by name, provides the exact date/time of the activation, transmits the precise GPS location, and even provides a link to a Google map.
Next, the CareCaller™ will immediately begin dialing the three pre-programmed contact numbers in order. When a contact answers the call, they can speak with the wearer over the built-in two-way speakerphone. If a contact does not answer, the CareCaller™ dials the second number on file and then the third number - for up to five minutes.
More advanced than other older medical alarm devices, CareCallers enable the pre-designated contacts to call the wearer's CareCaller anytime to speak with them to insure they are all right. Caregivers can also quickly and easily send a simple text message to the CareCaller™ and receive its current location – making it perfect for lost or disoriented wearers.
CareCallers™ are available in a full line-up of specialized models including the Alzheimer's Patient CareCaller, 911Direct CareCaller and UrgentCare Monitored CareCaller. The advanced CareCaller™ Fall Alert model can detect a fall and notify family members & caregivers of a possible fall. "This is important because many seniors do not tell their family of routine falls because they do not want to raise doubts about remaining at home," continues Holohan.
Every CareCaller™ model is waterproof, self-contained, rechargeable and provides nationwide protection. Monthly, quarterly, and annual service plans begin as low as $9.95/mo. SafeGuardian offers custom healthcare & homecare models, private label packaging and bulk purchase discounts for all sizes of professional healthcare providers. Learn more at https://safeguardian.com/.
T. Clayton Franks
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SOURCE SafeGuardian, LLC