USA Medical Monitoring is a company that offers personal emergency response services for the elderly and the homebound. The company’s USA Medical Monitoring system is made using LifeControl technology allows individuals to quickly get help in a medical emergency resulting from a stroke, a heart attack, a fall or some other traumatic health issue. Customers who sign up for USA Medical’s service are supplied with a free medical alert pendant and a base unit that plugs into any standard electrical outlet and phone jack.
Medical Alert Pendant
The medical alert pendant is a small radio-transmitting device that can be worn comfortably around the neck or around the wrist, as a bracelet. The pendant features a prominent blue panic button. When a user presses the button, the device sends an alert to the base station that then responds by automatically dialing out to USA Medical Monitoring’s monitoring center. A trained operator at the monitoring center receives the alert and immediately initiates voice-to-voice communication with the subscriber. The subscriber can use either the medical alert pendant or the base station to communicate with the operator.
High Operating Range
The LifeControl pendant is waterproof and not much bigger than a standard business card. It has an effective transmitting range of over 600 feet when it is used from outside the house, and over 5,000 feet when used inside a building. That means a user does not have to be close to the base unit in order to use the pendant.
In many ways, the pendant operates in much the same fashion as a walkie-talkie, but it has a much higher operating range because it is based on 1.9GHz Digital Enhanced Cordless Technology (DECT). Both the base unit and the medical pendant come equipped with rechargeable batteries. The batteries can run up to 24-hours without any power. So, the LifeControl system can be used even when there is a complete power failure.
USA Medical Monitoring is one among a rapidly growing number of companies offering personal emergency response services. The company has managed to carve a niche for itself by offering what it claims is the smallest emergency response pendant in the market. Customers can get up to four pendants with one paid service subscription.
The additional pendants can be mounted on a wall, in areas such as the bathroom and bedroom. The pendants support full voice-to-voice communication and can be used to communicate with USA Medical’s monitoring center in an emergency. The company’s monitoring center is among the few in the country to be certified by the American Emergency Response Association.
The USA Medical Monitoring system has service costs of $29.95 per month. Discounts are available for those who sign up for an annual contract.