August is medic alert awareness month.
August’s MedicAlert Awareness Month was established by the MedicAlert Foundation to make consumers aware of the specific benefits of the MedicAlert product. A medical identification tag can be worn as a bracelet, a necklace, or on clothing. Not every medical identification tag gives you the benefits a MedicAlert identification tag gives you. Not only does it provide emergency responders, physicians, and law enforcement personnel the ability to identify an individual with a medical condition that may need immediate attention, but it allows one to never be alone. Medical alerts allow the wearer to be identified with a medical condition should that individual be unable to communicate. It is quite common to see medical alerts to identify diabetes, anaphylactic allergies, adrenal insufficiency, pacemaker or other medical devices, and/ or blood thinners. When a medical emergency occurs, will your aging parent or loved one be able to communicate potentially life-saving medical information to emergency responders and other healthcare professionals? Time is everything in some cases, it can mean the difference between life and death. Medical alert systems are also useful resources for helping seniors hold onto their independence. CompassionCare Hospice knows that medical alert systems help protect senior health while promoting peace of mind for both seniors and their families.