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Life Alert News: When Springing Forward This Week – Be Careful Not to Fall Back.

Written by Heidi Nestor, Writer and Editor, Life Alert

Sunday begins Daylight Saving where we move our clocks one (1) hour forward. Wouldn’t it be fun (or at least interesting to say the least) if we could alter our life clocks forward or backward to suit our lifestyle?  Just imagine, as teenagers moving our internal clock forward to age 21 so we could get into that new hip club; or as an 80 year old moving our internal clocks back to age 30 to once again have our freedom and independence.

Well, we may not have an inner Daylight Saving mechanism but there is something for the elderly to help them have their freedom and independence again; it’s Life Alert.

Life Alert allows the elderly, physically handicapped, and even single people of all ages to live alone safely with freedom and independence while knowing that with just one push of a button on the lightweight pendant sends help faster than having to reprogram your DVD/VCR clock.

Daylight Saving provides added sunlight so people generally have more energy to get extra things done.  One big project that usually is on hand this time of year is spring cleaning. But sometimes just doing household chores can be dangerous for senior citizens.  Simple falls while wiping down cabinets, dusting, or vacuuming can leave an elder on the floor with the clock ticking for hours until someone checks on them. But with Life Alert’s patented 2-way communication monitor, emergency help can arrive quicker than spring chicklings hatching.

With Life Alert’s lightweight help button there’s no need to worry about reaching a phone.  The help button can be worn on the wrist or as a pendant.  And since its waterproof, it can also be worn in the shower, where many accidents occur with the elderly.

Daylight Saving is usually a time for people to remember to do annual projects such as check the expiration date on canned goods or change the batteries in the smoke detector.  Although Life Alert might not be able to help you with throwing away a can of beans from 1998, their Fire Protection System will notify you when it’s time to replace the batteries so you can have protection around the clock.

But more importantly, when dangerous smoke is present, Life Alert’s monitored smoke alarm will alert a team of dispatchers who spring into action and notify your local fire department.
Having fire rescue arrive at sliding pole speed provides protection and peace of mind at all times and this kind of security can leave you with nothing to be alarmed about.  

Life Alert doesn’t just stop at protecting lives – it also protects wallets!  Homeowners may receive a 10-15% discount on their homeowners insurance as a result of installing a Life Alert monitored fire system.  Now that’s the kind of spring cleaning that pays off.

Life Alert has been proven to provide senior independence by saving thousands of lives from any kind of medical or home emergency, including home intrusion. They can’t stop the aging process but Life Alert medical alert system can turn back time a little bit by allowing people to stay in their homes longer with getting them help fast, 24/7.  So on March 8th, remember to change your clocks to 1 (one) hour forward for Daylight Saving Time and remember to call Life Alert at 1-800-380-0768 to get a free brochure on around the clock protection.

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