Affordable Medical Pendant
After spending any time in the Las Vegas, NV area you can agree with us that there is no shortage of seniors where we live. This is especially true when you start getting into surrounding cities like Henderson. Community after community in areas like Anthem, are dedicated those 55 and older. These same neighborhoods are well maintained, quiet, and all around nice places to live. From having a grandmother that lived in several different neighborhoods in Henderson I witnessed firsthand the amount of seniors this area attracts.
Many of us with senior family members in the Vegas area have either moved to this area to be close, or regularly visit. LV Security Systems has found great success serving this oftentimes undervalued demographic. Very rarely do we do business directly with the elderly. Generally it is you (the kids) that work with us. There’s no grandparent on planet Earth that’s going to admit he or she needs help.
Here’s how the typical scenario plays out between kids and parents. The parents after 70-80 years of experience and wisdom, think nothing has or ever will change. They don’t believe they will ever need outside help, especially from their kids. The very people they spent a great portion of their own lives taking care. Next, the kids timidly but worriedly approach the parents with the suggestion of getting a medical button. Mention of the belt clip option over the necklace is undoubtedly brought up, for which the father gives no thought and immediately dismisses the idea. The kids gather themselves and instead of forcing the issue further, live with stress and grief every waking second of their lives worrying if everything is okay 10 minutes down the road.
Avoiding the subject like mad, this conversation never again directly comes up. At every opportunity that present itself thought, the kids continue to drop directly hints at getting a medical pendant. Nothing happens and no medical pendants are issued.
Days, months, and sometimes years go by without it every coming up again. One day while mom is getting out of the shower, her knee gives out and down she goes.
She is rushed to the hospital, fixed up, and told to take it easy for six to eight weeks. She doesn’t and the injury never quite hills. It’s downhill from there, and now with humility mom decides it’s probably time to look into that dreaded medical necklace.
Don’t wait until it’s too late. We both know that there is going to be that tough conversation with your parents. It may even span over multiple conversations, but be willing to have the talk. It’s always harder to repair the damage than it is to avoid it in the first place. Anyone who’s ever attempted to lose weight can attest to this.
Call us today, let us get your loved ones set up with a package that their (or your) budget. If the device does nothing more than provides peace of mind to you and your parents, it’s well worth the spend.
Does My Mom Need a Medical Pendant
First and foremost, this goes without saying, but when we say ‘mom’ we are referring to parents in general. The last thing we want is for someone to get offended because we use the word ‘mom’ too loosely.
Now that’s out of the way, let’s get to the meat and potatoes of this medical devices that have become so popular among the children of our beloved baby boomers and so hated among the seniors. As mentioned previously, no parent anywhere, ever, has suggested that they need a medical pendant. 100% of the time this is something that has to be suggested by you the son or daughter. The real question that is asked all too often is “when does my mom or dad need to get a pendant?”
Let’s make it easy, in our opinion if your mom or dad or both have gotten to the point that you are seriously asking yourself this question and doing research on these medical alerts, it’s time. In fact it’s past time and you need to act quickly. It is always in that stage of questioning that all the falls and accidents happen. One of our sales reps had a very heartbreaking experience with a senior couple a number of years back.
The story goes as follows:
The sales rep was going door-to-door canvassing a particular neighborhood as our sales reps are known to do. He got to a door of an elderly couple and spent a few minutes doing his best to pitch the older gentleman to at least hear him out and see if it might not be a good fit for his situation. In anger and humiliation the man slammed the door and the sales rep walked away disheartened but still determined.
The next day as he circled back around to that same house to see if he couldn’t possibly try his hand just once more with this man, he stumbled upon a sight he still sees to this day. The ambulance was parked in front of this same mans house. He had simply gone fishing that day, come home and open his truck door and fell in the process. He couldn’t get up and by the time the ambulance arrived it was too late.
This is an extreme example, yet it illustrates the point of these necklaces. They are for the what if moment. Are you willing to wait until it’s too late?