Episode notes: Today Ruth talks about how technology has changed regarding calling for assistance, what’s available and how we can use it.
Ruth is a stroke survivor sharing tips and advice for rehab, recovery and healthy living including nutrition, exercises, personal care, healing and maintaining a grateful attitude. She can be found online at http://stroke.global were she offers help to stroke survivors and caregivers.
Welcome back to the Healthy Life Podcast.. I was intrigued by a post today from a stroke survivor who had been encouraged by her doctor to get a life alert system. The fact that this name was used reminds me of their commercial they’ve run for years... “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” It needs to be said that a lot has changed since then so I thought today i would highlight the options.
Marketed as the only portable medical alert device with both GPS and WiFi location technologies, the Active Guardian provides the most advanced protection at home and on-the-go. Not only does it have the longest battery life of any mobile system, but this lightweight alert device can also come equipped with the most accurate fall alert technology, meaning you will always be able to receive help when you need it most.
Medical Alert System
Get the advanced protection, security and peace of mind you have always wanted with our exclusive MobileElite Medical Alert System. Whether you’re at home or on the go, you can get the emergency help you need with the exclusive system that gives you GPS location services and the best fall detection available. MobileElite includes:
For protection at home and on the go, LifeStation’s Mobile with GPS Medical Alert gives you the freedom and flexibility that comes with the leading mobile medical alert device in America! LifeStation on Alexa Allows family to track you if they have “Alexa” at their home.
Phillips GoSafe 2
$45/month $100 device fee
GoSafe 2 is our newest personal alert service. Designed to find you when you need assistance, whether at home, or while you’re out. With GoSafe 2 you only need your pendant. There is no in-home communicator to set up.
I have also outlined a few “non-medical” options for calling, falling and assistance.
$100 for device works with your cell phone service
At home not mobile. The Alexa Voice Service enables you to access cloud-based Alexa capabilities with the support of AVS APIs, hardware kits, software tools, and documentation. We simplify building voice-forward devices with Alexa built-in by handling complex speech recognition and natural language understanding in the cloud, reducing your development costs and accelerating your time to market. Best of all, regular Alexa updates bring new features to your device and add support for a growing assortment of compatible smart home devices. Build with AVS, and become part of the Alexa family.
Apple Watch Series 3
$199 for device works with your iphone and service (must have an iPhone)
Mobile. Monitor your heart rate and get warnings when an unusually high or low heart rate is detected. Apple Watch can also screen for irregular heart rhythm that is suggestive of atrial fibrillation.* Emergency SOS lets you initiate an immediate call for help. The Breathe app can help you better manage everyday stress. And you can choose from a host of health apps to support your specific routines or goals.Take a call when you’re out on the water. Ask Siri to send a message. Stream your favorite songs on your run. Use Emergency SOS to summon help. And do it all while leaving your phone behind. Built-in cellular gives you the freedom to go with just your watch.
Well...Thanks so much for joining me as we learned more about various assistance options after your stroke ....... Remember to visit the stroke.global web site often and give us feedback!... I also hope you’ll join us tomorrow! As always it’s an honor and a pleasure sharing today.... thank you! I pray that you’ve enjoyed this podcast... we keep it brief so it’s easy to add to your day... we are on iTunes and Google Play and have links to both on our stroke.global page... please subscribe it boosts us in the ratings and helps us in being able to continue these stroke survivor podcasts.
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