I hear a creaking sound and I can’t help but think that it could be my elbow or worse still my hip. Oh my God, what would I do, if it really were so? Now, I realize that it is anything but my elbow or my hip. I am also relieved to realize that it is only the front door that is creaking (I haven’t greased it in a very long time; seems to require as much greasing as me, I guess).
What makes me absolutely less jumpy now is the fact that I have access to complete and comprehensive health care after I installed a few personal medical alarms. Now, I know that help is at hand at just the press of a button.
To cut a long story as short as possible, I am a retired school teacher and have been living on my own for the last three years. Being on the wrong side of sixty brings with it, a fair share of trouble, physical and otherwise. Everything else I have been able to cope with, but dealing with medical problems has always got me down. I kept wondering what would happen to me, if there was a repeat performance of what happened about eight ago. This was when I had no access to any kind of personal medical alarms or any medical alarms for that matter.
My nephew and niece, being the only close relatives I have, ensured I got one installed so that I could manage on my own in an emergency. When I got this heart attack about eight years ago, I was on my own, without a soul to help me. Luckily for me, my neighbor happened to be passing by and even though I had not installed any personal medical alarms she was able to rush me to a hospital and here I am, after missing the bus to the pearly gates of heaven.
Now let’s get down to the basics of personal medical alarms. I have this weird looking contraption that hangs around my neck. All I need to do is to press it in an emergency. I can do it even if I think I am in an emergency. Thank God, I’m not the trigger happy type. I press it only when I think I really should be making good use of my personal medical alarms. As soon as I do this, there is a team that arrives at my doorstep in less than fifteen minutes. They also call my nearest relatives who are here as soon as their legs (their vehicles, actually) can carry them.
If there is one thing that needs to be looked at while selecting good personal medical alarms, it is the brand and what systems you really require. There are various levels of personal medical alarms that are available and you should do research on medical alarm comparisons; cost is also another deciding factor. So look around, get yourself some sort of personal medical alarm and feel as safe as I do.