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Go Anywhere with GPS MobileCare by First Response

GPS MobileCare by First Response System

First Response Offers Seniors the Latest in Portable GPS Alert Device Technology

GPS MobileCare by First Response System combines a patented FALL DETECTION technology with a special AUTO ALERT application built into a single first alert device.  Best of all, the device is completely portable as you can take it anywhere you go.  Seniors and health care professionals alike recognize First Response as a leading provider of mobile GPS Emergency Medical Alert Systems and home-based emergency response systems for active, independent seniors nationwide.

”VRI MobileCare with GPS Medical Alert is a discrete and reliable emergency medical support system that goes everywhere, all the time.”  Advocates for the Independent (2014) Report

The freedom to go ANYWHERE, ANYTIME with confidence and peace-of-mind.

GPS MobileCare by First Response brings safety and peace-of-mind to everyday senior living.  Designed to break through the confines of traditional home-bound emergency medical alert systems, GPS MobileCare is the complete “all-in-one device” for reliable emergency medical alarm and monitoring for seniors.  Use it anywhere and at anytime 24/7.

GPS MobileCare is a discrete, wearable device that provides seniors with a highly sophisticated fall detection application built directly into the device.  The fall detection application features an Auto Alert capability that sends an alarm to our First Response national emergency monitoring center.  The system also features 24/7  emergency medical monitoring and dispatch services with live certified EMS/EMT operators, GPS user tracking & locating, and two-way automated hands-free communication from virtually anywhere via nationwide cellular (tower) networks.

The device, worn as an emergency necklace for seniors (also comes with an optional clip-on accessory), connects directly to our First Response national emergency monitoring center.  Our live, certified EMS/EMT operators provide immediate assistance whenever and wherever needed.

GPS MobileCare by First Response System is your very own help alert button device and emergency medical alarm system.   Our “All In One Device” dispatches local 911 emergency responders to the user’s location whenever a sudden medical emergency, event or accident occurs- anywhere at anytime, day or night!

An “All In One Device” with the latest Product Technology Features.

  • GPS location technology allows user to remain safe even outside the home, anywhere.
  • Nationwide signal coverage; GPS tracker locates user to within 100 feet of user position.
  • Touch button technology on device transmits emergency panic alarm automatically.
  • 2-way voice activated speaker provides clear, reliable 2-way live communication.
  • Patented Fall Detection Technology features a multi-sensor application to detect falls and sends alerts automatically to live EMS operators for fast response.
  • Water resistant device (worn as a belt clip or necklace) can be worn in the shower.
  • 36-hour standby battery with 30-minute active live call reserve; charger docking station.
  • Small, lightweight device with durable casing for easy access, function and appeal.

Affordable Rental Price Plan Options with a Full Warranty Included.

For more information and affordable rental price plan options, please contact:                         Scott Hazlewood/ SVP Client Services at (866) 686-9344 Toll-Free direct or (866) 930-1130.

4 Key Reasons Seniors Need A Medical Alert System Now

Better Senior Health Requires Better Medical Services and Products

For most older adults, the growing emphasis on maintaining an independent, mobile and secure lifestyle is a primary goal as seniors “age in place”.  As elder adults are living more independently than ever before, the need for effective and affordable healthcare services, medical equipment and family member caregiver support has never been more urgent.  As a result, personal medical alert systems are being recognized by consumers and medical professionals alike, as an affordable and effective personal monitoring technology that allows seniors to stay in their home while providing a first alert response during an unexpected medical emergency.

The Senior Community Is Healthy & Growing

According the the United States Census Bureau, the senior adult population (age 65+) will double in size over the next 25 years.  This upward trend started in 2013 and will continue to expand and gain momentum through 2038.  Concurrently, older adults are living longer, are more active and as a result, are leading more independent lives than at any time in our country’s history.  Modern medicine, better and more effective healthcare, and adopting more healthy lifestyles (i.e. diet, exercise, mental health) are key drivers to why seniors are living and saying independent.

4 Key Reasons For Using An Emergency Medical Alert System

Reason #1: Senior Lifestyle. 

  • Individuals that live independently and/or alone (i.e. during the daytime or 24-hours daily) either in a primary residence, a family residence or independent living community, require emergency medical monitoring as they go about their daily activities.
  • Persons who require assistance with standard tasks such as meal preparation, bathing, dressing, making phone calls and light domestic chores or projects.

Reason #2: Senior Medical Conditions.

  • Older adults who intake 2 or more daily medications and/or prescriptions.
  • Persons who experience dizziness when navigating a chair, sofa and/or bed.
  • Individuals who have been hospitalized or admitted to an emergency room or clinic during the past 12 to 24 months.
  • Seniors who have recently recovered from a surgery and/or are returning from short-term rehabilitation or are in the process of physical therapy.
  • Persons who suffer from a chronic or debilitating ailment (i.e. vertigo, diabetes, stroke, heart disease, arthritis)
  • Elder adults who are partially or fully hearing and/or visually impaired.

Reason #3: Senior Mobility.

  • Persons who have experienced their first fall or critical fall (requiring medical treatment).
  • Seniors who experience recurring or repeated falls or are anxious about falling again.
  • Individuals who have problems negotiating steps and furnishings; standing up and down.
  • Older adults who employ canes, walkers and other medical mobility devices for better balance and travel.

Reason #4: Senior Anxiety and Stress.

  • Seniors who are experience regular feelings of anxiety about falling when alone.
  • Older adults who feel they are incapable of reaching the phone or contacting a neighbor in the event they fall and can’t get up or experience a sudden injury or medical emergency.
  • Individuals who may be experiencing forgetfulness; memory loss or early-stage form of dementia.

The ‘4 Key Reasons’ detailed above are considered drivers or qualifiers in order to identify and gauge the risk level of senior adults to the need of employing an emergency alarm system that can monitor users and dispatch emergency medical assistance right to their location.   There are several types of systems, for home and for travel, that can be specifically tailored to a senior’s lifestyle and medical needs.