Written by Heidi Nestor, Writer and Editor, Life Alert
Holiday bells clank loudly, snowflakes fall upon your face, and you are nose to nose with a reindeer. No, you’re not at the North Pole. You just tripped and in trying to brace yourself you take your holiday decorations down with you. Unless the plastic reindeer staring you in the face is Comet, Cupid, Donder or Blitzen who can fly away and get you help, you could be lying there for a long time until someone finds you.
So, this holiday season get yourself the gift of safety, security and independence with Life Alert 24/7 Protection.
Life Alert’s 24/7 Protection is a specialized medical alert service that provides you with three areas of personal protection. First, there’s the original, “Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” service. This includes a two-way monitor and lightweight, waterproof pendant that can be used for any home emergency including home intrusion, just in case that person coming down your chimney in the middle of the night isn’t Santa.
Simply press the emergency pendant you wear around your neck or on your wrist anytime there’s a home emergency and Life Alert will send help fast, 24/7. You don’t even need to use your phone.
If you want to upgrade, Life Alert offers two other areas of personal protection for the home. There’s the Life Alert’s monitored CO Gas Alarm which, upon detecting dangerous CO levels, will sound its siren to warn you. Since it’s monitored, the alarm also sends a signal to the monitoring center where dispatchers call you and send help, if needed.
There’s also the Life Alert’s Monitored Fire Alarm. In the event you accidently put one of Santa’s elves too close to the heater and he begins to melt, Life Alert’s Monitored Fire Protection will not only sound an alarm upon detecting fire or smoke, it also sends a signal to the team of dispatchers, who will send help fast whether you’re home or not, in hopes of saving all of your possessions, and hopefully the elf too.
If you prefer your personal protection to be on the go like you, there’s Life Alert’s HELP Phone with GPS. This small mobile protection is perfect for those moments when you find yourself on the road in such a blizzard that Rudolf couldn’t even find you. Just press the big, red button on the phone and help will be called immediately.
For those adult children of aging parents, if you are getting your folks a cell phone for Christmas, Life Alert offers the Life Alert Mobile App that connects the call right into the Life Alert emergency center through their own cell phone, so they can get help fast, 24/7.
Sure, getting jewelry or a big screen TV for the holidays is nice, but the best gift of all is the gift of safety of the home and the elderly who live in it. With Life Alert Protection services, one press of a button sends help faster than the twinkle of Santa’s nose – and that’s the kind of peace of mind worth giving.
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