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Medical Emergency Alert System
Emergency Help Always at Hand
By Hank Walshak

"In an emergency, they press the Help Button on the pendant to activate an alarm and to alert our emergency call center." – Vince Nigrelli, President, Automated Security Alert

Patients admitted to a hospital for surgery, disabling infections, chronic conditions, or falls often neglect to consider post-hospital convalescence. Yet, within their continuum of care, the getting-better part after discharge at home or in a nursing facility can be fraught with safety concerns.

"Post-op recovery can leave one frail and susceptible to accidents and recurrences," said Vince Nigrelli, President of Automated Security Alert, Inc. in Munhall. "Infections under control at a hospital can return. And patients with chronic conditions can take a turn for the worst. At times like these, people need access to an emergency-response system," he said.

Years ago, hospitals supplied such a service. But as time went on, many discontinued their emergency-response operations. Today, only a few hospitals continue to offer the service.

To fill the gap, Automated Security Alert has, since 1988, provided a wireless, 24/7, monitored, emergency-alert system to seniors, recovering patients, people with disabilities and the elderly.

"The key lies in the medical-alert pendant that service subscribers wear around the neck or wrist. In an emergency, the person in need presses the Help Button on the pendant. This activates a medical alarm and opens transmission for the person with our emergency call center and an experienced operator," said Nigrelli.

The operator arranges on-the-spot assistance by a family member, a nearby neighbor, an ambulance, and a fire department or police department. Just as important, the operator at Automated Security Alert dispatches assistance immediately even if the person is unable to respond verbally.

"Service subscribers wear a medical-alert pendant around the neck or wrist.

What Is It?
The Automated Security Alert system provides a wireless, 24/7, monitored, emergency-alert.

Who Should Get It?
The system benefits seniors, recovering patients, people with disabilities and the elderly.

Why Should You Get It?
Automated Security Alert arranges on-the-spot assistance by a family member, a nearby neighbor, an ambulance, and a fire department or police department.

For more information about Automated Security Alert, Inc., call (800) 338-7114 or visit www.asamate.com

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