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Old 01-27-2007, 08:15 AM   #11
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Thumbs down Well, what do you know?

I checked the site again and found this:

Life Alert Emergency Response, Inc.
Life Alert provides medical emergency response when seniors experience life threatening events. Life Alert is the only company endorsed by C. Everett Koop, MD, former US Surgeon General. Life Alert appears on TV and in AARP magazine.

Since 1987, Life Alert has been in the business of providing emergency response services to the elderly and handicapped on a 24-hour, 7 day a week basis. Life Alert strives to provide the highest quality of services to its consumers.
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Interesting how seniors are mentioned first and handicapped people are
sort of added as an afterthought.

As for how much the service costs, I don't know because the links don't
work. Maybe someone who uses the service in those states will see this
and post some information.
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:20 AM   #12
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[QUOTE=Braindrain;4822]We're having a discussion over on the SSDI board about living independently.

This is part of another member's reply to me:

Oh yeah, there is something called "life alert", but there is one thing that coud be an issue? When your shunt goes down, does it go down without warning or do you normally get gradual signs? This may or may not make a difference as long as you get into surgery ASAP
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I wasn't sure how much help Life Alert could be, since we could have
gradual signs of shunt failure which may go undetected for a while, or
the shunt could fail so quickly, that we may not have time to react.

What do you all think about this? Would Life Alert necklaces be an
option for us?[I had a life alert for almost a year, but it was of little use to me. The darn thing would sometimes go off without me in the room. And when I did use it, only a couple of times, all they could do was send ambulances. And the price of the darn thing was never the same from month to month. I got rid of it]
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:09 PM   #13
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We're having a discussion over on the SSDI board about living independently.

This is part of another member's reply to me:

Oh yeah, there is something called "life alert", but there is one thing that coud be an issue? When your shunt goes down, does it go down without warning or do you normally get gradual signs? This may or may not make a difference as long as you get into surgery ASAP
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I wasn't sure how much help Life Alert could be, since we could have
gradual signs of shunt failure which may go undetected for a while, or
the shunt could fail so quickly, that we may not have time to react.

What do you all think about this? Would Life Alert necklaces be an
option for us?[I had a life alert for almost a year, but it was of little use to me. The darn thing would sometimes go off without me in the room. And when I did use it, only a couple of times, all they could do was send ambulances. And the price of the darn thing was never the same from month to month. I got rid of it]
Jeff, Gina can't answer your question, she passed away a few years ago...
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Old 01-29-2009, 02:11 PM   #14
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I have two forms of medical ID.

One is a bracelet and the other is on my car keys it is a dog tag with the medical alert symbol. I also have several business cards of my neurosurgeon and several blue medical alert identification cards for the Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy procedure.

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Old 05-03-2009, 09:11 AM   #15
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We're having a discussion over on the SSDI board about living independently.This is part of another member's reply to me:Oh yeah, there is something called "life alert", but there is one thing that coud be an issue? When your shunt goes down, does it go down without warning or do you normally get gradual signs? This may or may not make a difference as long as you get into surgery ASAP********************************************** ***********I wasn't sure how much help Life Alert could be, since we could have gradual signs of shunt failure which may go undetected for a while, orthe shunt could fail so quickly, that we may not have time to react.What do you all think about this?* Would Life Alert necklaces be anoption for us?
I,m new to the sight. Still trying to learn my way around.* I've had 4 surgeries 2 within hours of each other 7+ hours.* Subdural hemotomo 1 and a half later.* My head has never stopped hurting and my short term memory makes it impossible for me to work.* No one understands what I am going through. It scares me just thinking about a shunt malfunction.* What can I expect? I will mtry and* post my story soon.* thanks for the feed back.TEC49
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:46 PM   #16
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I,m new to the sight. Still trying to learn my way around.* I've had 4 surgeries 2 within hours of each other 7+ hours.* Subdural hemotomo 1 and a half later.* My head has never stopped hurting and my short term memory makes it impossible for me to work.* No one understands what I am going through. It scares me just thinking about a shunt malfunction.* What can I expect? I will mtry and* post my story soon.* thanks for the feed back.TEC49
TEC, I am sorry to inform you but the person who had started this thread has passed away sometime ago. However, I am the person who she is reffering to in the discussion about lifealert. I can't personally help you with much about this topic, but, IMHO, if you are living alone and you have a serious medical condtion such as hydro, by all means go and get one.
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:13 PM   #17
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My grandma is very sick and my parents are unable to watch her anymore because they are moving to Montana for my Dad's job. I can't be at her house all the time watching her because I am in school for my masters. For some peace of mind, I'm considering getting a Medical Alert system for her house. I need a review of a good one before I check into it further. Has anyone bought from that alert 1 website? Thanks for the help.
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:22 AM   #18
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If you're really interested, I'd contact them. Seniors, of course, have the greatest risk, due to age and the fact that many of them live alone. It doesn't mean that only seniors can get them.


Good luck...

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Hey Liz... Bet you don't know who this is...haha. (that was a hint).
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:33 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Braindrain View Post
We're having a discussion over on the SSDI board about living independently.

This is part of another member's reply to me:

Oh yeah, there is something called "life alert", but there is one thing that coud be an issue? When your shunt goes down, does it go down without warning or do you normally get gradual signs? This may or may not make a difference as long as you get into surgery ASAP
************************************************** *******
I wasn't sure how much help Life Alert could be, since we could have
gradual signs of shunt failure which may go undetected for a while, or
the shunt could fail so quickly, that we may not have time to react.

What do you all think about this? Would Life Alert necklaces be an
option for us?
I have a Lifeline from Phillips, but I live in Canada. My button is similar to a wristwatch and the last time I had a seizure, I fell and couldn't get up. I pushed the button, the response centre answered right away and the ambulance was here in less than five minutes. The ER doctor ordered a CT scan (which I'm still waiting on) and changed meds a bit. But if it hadn't have been for the ambulance guys I could still be on the floor. It's worth it to me. I paid $50 for the installation and I pay $25 a month. The only downfall is my button only works in my apartment. It doesn't have a GPS.
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