Having a conversation with a family member about medical alert systems can be tricky. Here are some tips we offer on talking to your loved one about medical alert devices.
Talking to a Loved One About Medical Alert Systems
“This is a private conversation to have with your loved one” says Amie Clark, co-founder of The Senior List.com. She also says that talking to your loved one about medical alert systems shouldn't take place around the Thanksgiving table, or given as a Christmas gift. You must plan-out any conversation about medical alert systems – and think through your answers to difficult (and sometimes defensive) questions.
One of the more common concerns about medical alert systems is that people simply don't think they need to use it. So think of it like insurance… Hopefully you never need to use it, but if you do it's really going to save you. So medical alert systems are a lot like that. They're a life-saving device. – Amie Clark, co-founder – The Senior List®
Special thanks to Bay Alarm Medical for their production help, and assistance. If you like this video, and want to check out more, here's another on taking the car keys from mom or dad. It stars co-founder Amie Clark and her Grandmother Bulah.