Medical Care Alert, a leading national provider of personal emergency response systems for seniors, today announced availability of its new HOME & AWAY ELITE mobile GPS medical alert system.
Worn around the neck or on the hip, the small two-ounce pendant can summon help 24/7 from anywhere in the USA using the AT&T Wireless network. The HOME & AWAY ELITE represents the next generation in mobile and automatic fall detection medical alert systems.
"Today's older Americans live very active lifestyles," said Bryan Stapp, President of Medical Care Alert. "They want 24/7 protection everywhere they go. The HOME & AWAY ELITE system fits their active lifestyle with an easy to use, lightweight emergency pendant that protects them anywhere they go in the USA."
Not Your Grandmother's Panic Button
Unlike traditional medical alert systems that only work inside the home, the new HOME & AWAY ELITE system follows the user anywhere they go in the USA with AT&T Wireless cellular coverage. The HOME & AWAY ELITE is designed for younger, active seniors who still work or travel. The small 1.9 ounce pendant combines GPS location services, 2-way cellular voice communication, and optional Automatic Fall Detection. The system summons help at the press of the button, providing the exact GPS location of the user to dispatch a neighbor, family member or EMS emergency services as needed.
Automatic Fall Detection Features
Over one-in-three seniors fall annually, with 43 percent of these falls occurring outside the home according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. As the population ages, the number of falls and the costs to treat related injuries are both likely to increase.
Automatic fall detection on the HOME & AWAY ELITE can summon help if the user is unable to press the emergency help button themselves. Using internal sensors and cloud-based algorithms, the system compares the fall activity detected by the pendant with thousands of actual fall patterns to determine if an actual fall occurred.
"The ELITE pendant can tell the difference between an actual fall and someone sitting down too quickly," said Stapp. "This helps prevent false alarms, common with the older 'man-down' style fall detectors."