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It’s Medical Alert Awareness Month and one in four Americans over the age of 65 falls each year, according to the CDC. With falls as the leading cause of fatal injury in older adults, it makes sense for us to worry about our elderly loved ones — and a medical alert system can offer you peace of mind.

A medical alert system is a device that can contact emergency personnel in the event of an accident if the person in need can’t reach a phone. There are two kinds of systems — the home-based system for those who spend most of their time in the house, and the mobile system for those who are often out and about.

There a variety of medical alert systems out there that can answer your specific needs, such as which type of system your loved one needs, if it needs to be waterproof, or have GPS. Check out our video and Buyer’s Guide for more information and tips.