Five Reasons Your Elderly Parent Needs An Emergency Alert Button

Becoming your parent’s caretaker is an around-the-clock job, but you can’t always be there for them. This is why an emergency alert button – a simple button your parent can press when he or she has an emergency – is vital to help take care of your parents. While it might be challenging for some senior citizens to accept the idea of using an emergency alert button because it makes them “feel old,” consider the following:

  1. One out of three adults age 65 and older fall and almost 50% of adults over 80 will have a fall each year.

  1. Almost 50% of non-injured fallers cannot get up without help. Immobilized fallers are 80% more likely to survive if they get help immediately.

  1. Emergency alert buttons aren’t just meant for falls: They save lives in any type of emergency. For example: every minute that a stroke victim goes unattended, the chance of permanent disability or death increases dramatically.

  1. Putting a parent in an assisted living community is extremely expensive: Sometimes more than $10,000/month. At approximately $1 a day, purchasing an ATC Alert buttons is a very cost efficient alternative solution that ensures your loved one is protected 24/7, 365 days of the year.

  1. The system works. Every month, thousands of seniors get assistance from an emergency alert button. ATC’s Diamond-Certified Monitoring Centers assist seniors in distress daily.

To learn more about how you can protect your parent with an ATC Alert button, visit or call us at 877-MED-ALRT.