Mom lives alone, but family members all live close by. She has a medical alert button for emergencies. In the past few months she has been pressing the alert button for minor problems when she should have called one of us instead. EMS shows up at her door and then she ends up in the emergency room for simple things like a dizzy spell or diarrhea. Should we take the medical alert button away? We simply cannot afford to send her to an assisted living facility nor can we afford full time help. My sister and I are there very often and we have part time helpers for 12 hours a week. It just isn't enough.