Archive for December, 2016

Severe Asthma Attack Averted with sosPlus!

It was a late morning in September when Jean began having difficulty breathing. Although she hadn’t used her Snapfon ezTWO with sosPlus ® for some time, she knew she needed help fast and quickly pressed her button. Jean was having a severe asthma attack.

sosPlus ® Mobile Monitoring Service Central Station Operator, Brenna, was on the line in seconds, assessed the situation and immediately dispatched the paramedics.

“The operator called me by name and was so nice,” recalled Jean. “It seemed like the paramedics were there in just a few minutes! She stayed on the line with me till help came. It was really comforting.”

Recalling that day with Jean, sosPlus ® Mobile Monitoring Service Operator, Brenna added, “It’s really rewarding to be there for every customer whenever they need us. I’m always happy to talk to them. They express such sincere gratitude. When people panic, I have to keep my composure. The paramedics arrive on site and I say to myself, I actually helped someone today. It’s the best feeling ever.”

Although Jean is much better now, she was in the hospital for five days and is still under a doctor’s watchful care.

“That young lady was so nice, that I had to call back and thank her.” Jean continued, “It meant a lot to me that someone knew my name. It’s just so good to know that I have this button to push. I know it won’t take long to get help if I need it.”

Congratulations to sosPlus ® Mobile Monitoring Service Team Member, Brenna for her great work and also to the providor of Jean’s Snapfon ezTWO with sosPlus ® for providing Jean the independence and comfort that comes from knowing help is always just a few seconds away.


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Top 10 Advantages of Snapfon sosPlus Mobile Monitoring Service

There for you 24/7: sosPlus® connects you to a 24/7 response agent who has access to the medical information and emergency contacts provided through your Snapfon User Account.

With the information below, our agents can better assist your loved ones, and can dispatch emergency services or alert your family or friends – something 911 simply cannot do.

Our sosPlus® Agents can conference in emergency services, family and friends, and will stay on the line with you until your situation is resolved.

Medications: List all medications, including OTC or custom compounded pharmaceuticals. This is very important because the medications you take can drastically influence your course of treatment.

Allergies: Whether shellfish or peanuts, penicillin or other medications, the more our agents know, the better they can inform emergency responders.

Medical Conditions: List all of your medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart conditions, multiple sclerosis, etc.

Emergency Contacts: List your family, friends, or neighbors.

Your Doctor: List your doctor, and their contact information.

Past Surgical History: Depending on the nature and time-frame of the surgery, this may be important for emergency responders and doctors to know.

Home-Bound or Non-Responsive: Let us know if your loved one is home-bound, and what to do in case they are non-responsive in the case of an emergency.

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Injured woman uses sosPlus® after falling down stairs.

Fireworks, barbecues, and baseball, are the sights, smells, and sounds of 4th of July celebrations. On this day, we commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Congress of 1776.

On July 4th, 2013 at 3am, Colette woke up to use the restroom. Realizing that she hadn’t taken her medication, she proceeded to the kitchen. As she approached the kitchen, her slipper caught the stair and she fell down the flight of stairs, landing on her wrists. Tragically, she broke her wrists, injured her hip, and hurt her knee. In her own words Colette recalled the situation: “Every time I tried to move, it hurt. I finally rolled on my side, grabbed my Snapfon ezTWO, and pressed the SOS button with sosPlus ® Mobile Monitoring Service .” sosPlus ® Mobile Monitoring Service team member Jason responded to Colette’s cry for help and sent the paramedics to her home.

“The young man (whom she referred to as “Johnny on the spot”) kept me calm and assured me that help was coming,” Colette told sosPlus As the paramedics arrived, they found Colette on the floor not moving.
sosPlus® Mobile Monitoring Service was later told that without the information the paramedics received from SosPlus team member Jason, they might have thought she was unconscious and attempt to move her, possibly injuring her further.

sosPlus® Mobile Monitoring Service was happy to learn that Colette, after a few weeks of rehab, is back in her home.

We thank sosPlus® Mobile Monitoring Service team member Jason for his caring and dedicated service on Colette’s behalf, giving her the calming reassurance that with the Snapfon ezTWO and sosPlus ® Mobile Monitoring Service , help is always a button push away.

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Christmas Gifts For Dad Who Is A Senior Citizen

Christmas is a time for gift-giving. A gift does not need to be expensive, but something very personal and useful. You have to consider the hobbies and also the lifestyle of a person whom you are going to give a gift to.

It may be permissible to recycle gifts, but you lose the special thought that comes with giving a present. It is better if you personally select the gift that you feel is suitable to give to your family members.

If you are planning to purchase Christmas Gifts for dad who’s in his senior year, it is best to choose something that would be good for his health, as well. Senior citizens are very vulnerable to illnesses, so be very thoughtful around the type of gifts that you will surprise your dad this Christmas.

Listed below are some suggestions on what to give:

1) Golf videos – In case your father is really a golf aficionado, gift him with a golf video that he can watch. He has plenty of time to watch interesting videos. In this way, his interest in golf won’t wane and he can still continue to remain active by permitting him to watch videos of his favorite sport.

2) Golf apparels – One of the greatest Christmas Gifts for dad who is a golf aficionado is golf wear. They are classics in fashion and could be worn even outside the course. Choose a material that is lighter so he would not perspire easily.

3) Sun protection products – There are a variety of sun-protection items like sunscreen lotion, glasses, and sun visors. These are extremely important specifically for senior citizens who are very prone to sunburn and dehydration. If he’s still active in golf, you can also provide him a golf umbrella to safeguard him from the harsh sun.

4) Vitamins – One of the Christmas Gifts for dad you could consider is a bottle of multivitamins. It is a good way of showing him that you’re concerned about his well-being.

5) Reading materials – You can buy him a one year subscription of his favorite magazine. By doing so, you help him keep his mind active. You can also buy him interesting novels or autobiographies. If his favorite sport is golf, go buy him a book about his favorite golfer.

6) Vacation package – Surprise your dad having a holiday package in his favorite resort. It’s a very relaxing treat for him that he would forever cherish. You may want to take a look at travel packages at courses.

7) Fruit baskets – One of the greatest Christmas Gifts for dad is a basket filled with healthy fruits and snacks. Senior citizens have many diet restrictions, and by giving him something that is good for his health, you convey to him in a subtle method in which you would like him to remain healthy and live more years.

8) Indoor putting green – An indoor putting green is an extremely ideal gift. It is among the Christmas Gifts for dad that you can determine that you’ve got no budget restriction. He is able to utilize it anytime during the day. It will make him active because he can practice his golf abilities at the comfort of their own home.

It’s got lots of benefits health-wise for any senior. Moreover, he can invite his friends over to his house and play golf among themselves. It is good for his physical health and social and emotional well-being, as well.

These are some of the suggestions as Christmas Gifts for dad who’s a senior citizen. Always choose something that would strengthen his health physically along with a gift that will encourage socialization which is also an essential aspect of a healthy body.

Buying Christmas Gifts For Dad can be simple if you know the right place to go to. And today, there are actually a lot of online websites that can help you with Golf Gifts For Men.

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Elderly Oral Hygiene is Easier With the Sonic Electric Toothbrush

The Sonicare Electric toothbrush is a good example of how senior citizens have product choices today that can cater to their needs. Seniors have special needs when it comes to oral hygiene because they often have tender gums. The sore gums can be due to medications, dentures, or the normal aging process.When you wear dentures it’s crucial to keep the gums healthy and the remaining teeth clean and cavity free.

A sonic toothbrush is easy on the gums and teeth as the vibrations clean away bacteria that can lead to infection. Wearing dentures can be uncomfortable under the best of circumstances, but when the gums are sore and tender they are painful.The new electric toothbrush models have multiple settings too. If gums or teeth are particularly sensitive one day, you can simply select a slower speed. The timer will tell you when you have brushed long enough. Some even have timers that tell you while you are still brushing when it’s time to change brush location. That way you know for sure you have brushed all your teeth and have not accidentally left an area unclean.

No Battery Fumbling

The new electric toothbrushes have other features too that make them ideal for the elderly user. Senior citizens often have arthritic joints in their hands and have lost strength in their wrists. That can make it difficult to even manually brush teeth.The electric toothbrush is easy to grip with an ergonomically designed handle. In two minutes your teeth are cleaned with a sonic toothbrush. The new units are also lightweight.Just as importantly is the fact the battery is built into the handle of the toothbrush and does not have to be replaced. There is no fumbling for batteries and the toothbrush is always ready for use for up to a two week period. But just set the brush unit in the charger after each use and you don’t even have to remember to recharge the toothbrush due to a low battery.

Respecting Seniors

There are so many products on the market that are simply not suitable for senior citizens. The Sonic electric toothbrush is one example of a product that is very accommodating to elderly needs.If you remember electric toothbrushes from years ago, you probably remember heavy bulky units with a charger that takes up a lot of space. That does not correctly describe the sonic toothbrush on the market today. Senior citizens will find that oral hygiene is much easier to manage using the lightweight modern units.

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