For seniors who live alone, one of the greatest threats to their independence is the risk of a fall or medical incident, and, subsequently, the inability of that senior to get help following the incident.
Harrisburg, Pa (PRWEB) April 11, 2013
Beginning this month, many pharmacies and medical supply retailers in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area will have a new option for their customers. For Harrisburg and all of Central Pennsylvania, Automated Security Alert (ASA) is pleased to announce that it is now offering seniors and other individuals interested in medical alert devices, automated medication dispensers, and TeleHealth products with a new, state-of-the-art product: Cellular Solution for the ASA line of medical alert systems.
Whereas previous versions of the electronic medical alert systems offered by ASA were limited to use by those who had a land-line phone in their household, these new models are wireless-compatible and can communicate with ASA response teams via a cellular device, rather than a land-line phone. The resulting adaptation to this new technology makes the products both easier to use for seniors who prefer to use cellular phones and also less obstructive, since the device comes wire-free.
Zach Nigrelli, Director of Operations for the Pittsburgh-based medical technology company, is enthusiastic about the launch of these new, landline-free medical alert products in the Harrisburg region. “We at ASA are extremely proud of both the quality of products and quality of customer service that we provide our customers,” he stated. “Seniors, like the rest of America, are becoming increasingly inclined to use cellular phones, rather than land-line phones to communicate. We don’t want someone who might be in need of a medical alert device to be precluded from using one of our products simply because he or she lacks a land-line at home.” The launch of these new products is the latest in a series of recent ventures undertaken by ASA, where Mr. Nigrelli is part of a small, yet highly trained team of employees have been working to make Automated Security Alert a regional force in the area of elder care. The company, which is owned and operated by Zach’s father, Vincent Nigrelli, has been serving seniors in Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Maryland, and West Virginia for over twenty-five years, in addition to shipping products directly to customers nation-wide.
The products Automated Security Alert offers are well-established within the senior community. ASA has been providing seniors with both wearable and non-wearable medical alert and fall detection devices that can aid independent-living seniors in need of an immediate means of contacting help should a medical incident or fall occur. At present, ASA has served or is currently serving thousands of seniors across the nation, utilizing its regional base and tight-knit team of highly-trained employees offering affordable prices and the highest quality of customer service.
Though many people are familiar with medical alert devices, having seen commercials advertising the products and featuring depictions of seniors who have fallen and cannot get up, the younger Nigrelli stresses that the campy nature of these advertisements—which he stresses are not ASA advertisements nor representative of the professionalism ASA brings to their services---should not deter seniors from looking into bringing a medical alert device into their home. “There is a reason medical alert products are becoming increasingly popular with the public, and why business is growing.” Mr. Nigrelli says. “For seniors who live alone, one of the greatest threats to their independence is the risk of a fall or medical incident, and, subsequently, the inability of that senior to get help following the incident.” This reality leaves many seniors with a catch-22 of sorts: while it is certainly more desirable and much less costly for a senior to continue living at home, rather than move to a nursing home (which, as a February Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article noted, costs on average between seven and eight thousand dollars per month), seniors who live alone are more at risk of having no one to help in the event of a medical emergency.
“This is where ASA’s products come in,” Mr. Nigrelli says. “By merely pushing a button on one of our wearable medical alert devices, a senior can notify our emergency response team if there is an issue, and precipitate a rapid response to an emergency they may be having, even if they become incapacitated after the fact.” The wireless feature of these new medical alert devices was implemented specifically to make the product’s use as easy and user-friendly as possible. “One of the keys to an effective medical alert system is removing potential obstacles to its successful use. Our original models contain cords that must be be plugged into a landline, which has worked great for us for many years, but also might deter potential users who are worried about the cord being a tripping or fall hazard. Having a wireless model removes that concern altogether.”
As a preventative measure, using an ASA medical alert device offers are a much, much more affordable alternative to moving to community care or paying for an at-home nurse. Furthermore, the monitoring services provided by ASA are available around-the-clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. “We don’t take a moment off,” Mr. Nigrelli says. “A medical incident can occur at any times, and when it does, we will be there for you. That’s our guarantee.” Indeed, if you or a loved one are interested in such care, the folks at Automated Security Alert are ready to help. Along with product installation of the device—which comes equipped with a a cellular module that allows the wearer to contact ASA’s emergency response team through a provided cell service, ASA offers in-home training for users of their products to ensure that customers will be able to effectively deploy alerts with needed.
In addition, ASA provides potential customers with a variety of contract options, offering its products and services in both one-month, trial form as well as long-term plans. Visit AutomatedSecurityAlert.com, email customerservice(at)automatedsecurityalert(dot)com, or call 1.800.338.7114 for more information about ASA products and services. ASA’s friendly staff are ready to assist you with any questions or concerns you might have about ASA products and how they might benefit you or a loved one.