The limitations of calling 911 in 2020
Safety Technology

What Does Calling 911 Look Like in 2020?

If 2020 has given us anything, it has been uncertainty for the future. We’ve experienced a global pandemic, rioting across the country, and now there are even talks of defunding law enforcement. This prospect can understandably be worrisome to many families across the nation who fear for the security of their homes and the safety

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Limitations of life alert explored
Safety Technology

The Limitations of Life Alert Explored

“Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” – a slogan that has become as permanently ingrained in our memories as “Got Milk?” or “Just Do It” from Nike. Life Alert Emergency Response is one of the earliest and most successful pioneers of their industry with continued widespread use and remains a household name. They

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Exploring medical alert bracelets
Personal Safety

The What, Where, and Why of Medical Alert Bracelets

The use of medical identification tags dates back to the early 1950s after a child suffered a near-fatal allergic reaction to a tetanus shot – a known allergy that the child had. Since then the practice has spread across the world as a warning to first responders and emergency medical staff to be aware of

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Elderly Home Safety Checklist: 5 Things To Look Out For

If you have loved ones that are reaching senior age, it’s time to start thinking about their safety around the house. Home safety for the elderly is important for achieving independence. When we are young, we may feel invincible, but as we age, our bodies may not be able take those bumps and falls that

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3 Steps to Effectively Monitoring the Elderly at Home

We all have elderly loved ones in our families and communities. As they grow older, they may need additional supervision to ensure their personal safety and security. This can partly be because of the natural wear-and-tear the body experiences, which often leaves the elderly more susceptible to illness.  Although you can’t always be present to

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Quick Guide: Bathroom Safety for the Elderly

For seniors, the bathroom can be one of the most dangerous places in the home. According to the National Council on Aging, every 11 seconds an older adult is sent to the emergency room for a fall-related injury. While falls in the home can result in smaller injuries, falls in the bathroom can be fatal.

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4 Real-Life Use Cases for Rescu

When you’re in an emergency situation, the most important thing is to get help as quickly as possible. But traditional emergency dispatch methods, like dialing 9-1-1, may be difficult or impossible as the victim’s ability to communicate could be significantly impacted. Thanks to Rescu, emergency help is as easy as 2 taps on your mobile

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Home Safety for the Elderly: Everything You Need to Know

With a growing number of seniors pushing for a more independent lifestyle, the need to safety-proof their homes becomes more urgent. In fact, in the elderly community, more than 60% of falls resulting in injury occur in or around the home, as opposed to in a public setting. This makes it more critical than ever

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Why Does Rescu Store Your Address?

In an emergency, first responders need to be able to find you, and fast. To ensure that they do just that, Rescu asks that you input a “Dispatch Address” after downloading the app to your phone. Storing your address within the app allows for emergency responders to know your exact location. Here’s a deep look

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4 Things Your Hearing Impaired Phone Should Have

For those who are deaf or hard of hearing, standard telephones and cell phones aren’t always ideal. That’s why unique phones such as TTY and CapTelephones exist to meet their needs. But when it comes to buying the right hearing impaired phone for you or your loved ones, there are a few things you will

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