Sunday, July 4, 2010

Medical Alert System - My Grandfather.

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Medical Guardian. All opinions are 100% mine.

Dxs62penAugust is around the corner, a month that always brings memories of my grandfather. You see he passed away 16 years ago of a heart attack. What is still upsetting to me is that it could have been avoided had my family thought about getting him a Medical Guardian for when he was home alone which was often. He never went to the doctor, he didn't believe in that. However he had problems with his knees, it was hard for him to stand up and he couldn't walk long distances. He also had vision problems but he was still able to drive. Other than that he seemed fine but obviously he wasn't.

He was home alone when he suffered a heart attack. My grandmother was away visiting my aunt for a week. My cousin and her mom would check on him but this time they didn't do it enough. My cousin passed by but when he didn't answered the door she went through the next door neighbor's yard to look inside and that's when she saw him. He was naked with his hands clenched against his chest slumped back in his bed. Guess he was trying to get up and couldn't. According to the medical examiner he had been dead for at least 2 to 3 days. If he had been wearing a medical alert button, he wouldn't had passed away so soon. Saddest thing is, he had just met my children for the first time and he was over the moon. He passed away a few days after I returned home. He could have seen my children grow up.

If you have elderly parents, grandparents or a family member that you are not able to check on more than once a day please take the time to look at the medical alert system information. It could be a matter of life and death for them like in my grandfather's case. Also make sure you have their place prepared to prevent falls. Like a grab bar in the tub or shower and next to the toilet. Check the stairs for anything sticking out that there is slip resistance material. Proper lighting where is needed etc. There are many things one can do to keep our loved ones in good health. Check out the site for more information. 

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  1. My Mom has something very similar to this. It gives her more security.

  2. I'm glad she has it. It gives you and your family peace of mind and she will feel better knowing that help will be available right away. Thanks for commenting :-)


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