The Nationwide Medical Alert System Company
Connect America, Medical Alert and/or Alarm Company specializes in Personal Emergency Response Services (PERS). Connect America is a nationwide company, with its corporate headquarters located outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Connect America’s core business is providing personal emergency monitoring and home alarm services nationwide to older adults with medical ailments or conditions, who wish to live at home.
The interactive two-way wireless technology allows seniors to remain living independently in their own home rather than moving into an assisted living community or moving in with family members. The company’s primary service may also be referred to as a medical alert or medical alarm system. The medical alert system is a multi-facet emergency system consisting of hardware or short-ranged wireless devices and a 24/7 UL accredited emergency monitoring center. An easily accessible, waterproof button is worn as a necklace or wristband, which communicates with a two-way speaker box base unit. The base unit is connected through a traditional phone line (phone jack), or to a modem and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP), which communicates directly to a certified emergency operator who monitors calls 24 hours a day.
Today, falls among older people are a huge problem. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, a little over one-third (1/3) of adults 65 and older will fall in a year, and two-thirds (2/3) will fall again within six (6) months. Falls can result in debilitating injuries such as broken hips and head trauma. Moreover, people who fall and lie helpless for hours or days can suffer serious complications, including dehydration, hypothermia, pressure ulcers, muscle breakdown, renal failure, and even death.
When a person with a medical alert system falls unexpectedly or has an emergency, such as an adverse reaction to medications, burglary, fire, heart attack, seizures, severe dizziness, strokes, it may be nearly impossible to reach a phone. With the simple push of a button, the system connects to the monitoring center and within minutes help arrives to their home. Most importantly, both emergency personnel and family are notified within seconds after the emergency occurs.
This type of medical alert system allows senior to continue living independently in their own home rather than going into assisted living or moving in with family members. It also allows for peace of mind to be brought to caregivers and loved ones.
In addition, Connect America is noted as one of the pioneers in home security by helping older citizens enjoy a renewed sense of independence while their children and loved ones find peace of mind with around the clock emergency monitoring.