Buckhannon Medical Alert Systems

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Medical alert systems

A medical alert system is an electronic device that provides monitoring services for independently living elderly or disabled people. In an emergency, they can connect to the provider's response center, which can summon help.

A medical alert system is a necessity for anyone living alone who may need help – whether it's for a fall, illness, stroke, fire or any other reason, says Stapp. (Photo courtesy of Medical Care Alert)
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One highly rated provider shares six reasons that many seniors choose not to get a medical alert system and offers helpful advice on the process.

Devices such as canes, walkers and custom-made shoes can aid mobility around the home and help prevent falls, says Stapp. (Photo by Dior Stephens)
Home Healthcare - Medical Alert Systems

Our elderly family members are at an increased risk for suffering a fall in their home. One highly rated provider shares five ways to help prevent these falls.

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Home Healthcare - Medical Alert Systems, Minute Clinic, Outpatient Centers - Urgent Care, Primary Care - Family Medicine, Telemedicine

The American Ambulance Association partners with a software firm to create a system that uses a personal identification number to allow emergency workers to access patient health information.

Medical Alert System reviews in Buckhannon

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The system seemed convenient at first, but now they are refusing to honor $1,818.06 of a purchase of FSA-eligible items that was made online (using one of their partner paperless pharmacies within the designated time frame) from the correct plan year. All items in the order were listed as "FSA eligible" by the partner paperless pharmacy. The purchase was made using the Benecard in a time frame that is covered by both the 2009-2010 plan year and the 2010-2011 plan year. They are supposed to exhaust the 2009-2010 plan year funds before dipping into the 2010-2011 plan year funds. Instead, they show $1,818.06 of unclaimed funds in the 2009-2010 plan year, are using the 2010-2011 plan year funds to cover the 2009-2010 purchase, and have exhausted the 2010-2011 plan year funds by doing so. In other words, they are trying to keep the $1,818.06 that was withheld from my paycheck. Yes, steal it! And they have taken away my ability to use my 2010-2011 plan year funds in the meantime. It has been almost four months since the 2009-2010 plan year purchase and they still have not corrected the problem. It is an ongoing nightmare trying to get it resolved. $1,818.06 is a lot of money for them to try to "keep" when the purchase was made within the guidelines. I doubt that I will ever use this company again. The only reason that I might is if it is my only option to use pre-tax dollars to pay for medical expenses or dependent care expenses. But I would minimize the coverage and look for other options first. They also seem to delay dependent care expense reimbursements, requiring resubmission of the same claim forms (after an initial denial) before they will approve them. If you use ANY of their FSA services, hold onto your receipts and track the processing of your claims!
- BECKIE C.
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My friend recommended this company because of the technology they use. If my mother falls and is not conscious, the medical alert system goes into effect and contacts the emergency people. I thought this was better because one of my mother's friend fell and was unconscious and could not push a button....so she laid on the floor for hours I met with Avrum
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. He was very professional and my mother had the system up and running within 24 hours.
- beverly D.

All Medical Alert Systems in Buckhannon, WV

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ARCI Enterprises, LLC

1313 St Regis Ct

Best Medical Alert LLC

8310 Allison Pointe Blvd

EMS Sentry, Inc.®

435-B Applegrove St.,NW

Frontpoint

1568 Spring Hill Rd.
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