So you’re looking for a medical alarm for a friend or loved one?
Your heart is in the right place. I’ve been here, too, trying to get a system for my wife’s grandfather when he was 94.
But there are two issues that can screw up your attempt to help.
First, people hate being told that they’re old and that you think they can’t take care of themselves anymore.
Second, most medical alert devices are ugly and people find them embarrassing to wear.
You can find solutions to both problems, but if you just buy a system and present it, chances are it won’t get used.
I’m developing a cheat-sheet on this topic. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to see a copy of the draft.