That’s a great question! Take this simple assessment to see if you’re ready.
Place a check next to any sentence that is true:
2_____I spend more than two hours alone during the day or night.
3_____I have fallen in the past 12 months.
2_____I have been to the emergency room or hospitalized in the last 12 months.
2_____I have been diagnosed with a chronic ailment, such as heart disease, stroke, COPD, osteoporosis, diabetes, cancer or arthritis.
3_____I use a walker, cane, scooter or wheelchair to help my mobility.
3_____My doctor has prescribed more than one medication to take daily.
1_____My medications are taken more than once daily.
3_____I live alone but need help with activities such as bathing, toileting, dressing or meal preparation.
Your total: _____
How ready are you?
Score: 10-19: Elevated need.
Your healthcare team may strongly recommend you incorporate a personal medical alert and/or medication management system into your lifestyle to assure continuing independence.
Score: 5-9: Moderate need.
It is likely that your healthcare team suggests incorporating a medical alert and/or medication management system into your lifestyle to assure continuing independence.
Score: 1-4: Limited need.
Right now, your healthcare team may not recommend a medical alert and/or medication management system, but keep them notified of your changing needs.
Every person is unique, and every case is unique. Talk to your healthcare team or caregivers, or give us a call toll-free at (866) 640-4384 anytime. We’re here to help 24 hours a day!