My mother has some residual effects from a head trama injury caused by a fall last year. She was in rehab for a period of time but was able to come home.
But over this past year, my sister and I have noticed she has become very non-social and doesn't like to speak on the phone for long lengths of time. Needless to say, her circle of friends has dramatically decreased.
Due to her brain injury, she has to take medicine to prevent seizures but the meds can make her dizzy.
She does get out of the condo once a day to take a short walk. Other than running errands for groceries and a weekly hair appt, that's the only time she gets out.
Her doctor has recommended that she use a cane but she won't do it. So we're concerned about her falling.
My Mom lives by herself in Florida. My sister lives in Hawaii. I live in South Carolina. So we're both basically a long distance away from her. My brother lives in the same town as my Mom but he doesn't have a vehicle so doesn't visit her often.
We'd like to get her setup with one of those medical alert notification pendants but are not sure which one to choose. Thankfully, she says she would wear it since she knows anything could happen to her and she might need help.
Does anybody online here (bless you all by the way) have experience with any medical alert pendants/systems and could perhaps recommend one over another?
We think we need one that would trigger a call to my brother, me or my sister. We would like the system to be able to call an ambulance, if one was needed.
There are so many on the market these days that we're not sure what the differences are or how good they are.
Any insight on these medical alert systems would be appreciated.