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Fast Alert

Saturday, February 21, 2009

I was eligeable for "Fast Alert" two years ago. Thinking I would never need it. Because I live out in the country far from my Hospital, my husband working nights, it has been a God send.
I needed to use it twice last year, they were quick to respond, and had me at the hospital in no time at all.
Saving my life both times.

I wear a watch, that when I push the button, they answer quickly sending out
the ambulance.

It helps take the fear away of not being able to get help.
Reduces stress, and anxiety.

I also have a responer who is a neighbor, to get in touch with if
I happen to fall. I do my best not too. Though I have fallen in the past a number of times.

Please share your experiences with me. How you cope with these things.
Thank you,
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  • TBEAR9
    I know how you feel. Before I was accepted into the CBA program (Texas State program)...i was on the waiting list for 2 years... it provided additional aide hours and a what we here in texas call the neighbor help line. I wear a necklace around my neck if I fall now... before the CBA program and the additional aide hours I fell once on a Friday evening with a broken arm until my aide came Monday and found me...it was awful! My insurance pays for the neighbor helpline. and Yes it is a God Send!!!

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    4396 days ago
  • PAULASTRAS
    oh my Sherry, that is awful. To be waiting that long in pain. It is a good idea maybe your insurance will cover some of it. Mine did. Please be careful my friend. If you ever need me for anything I am here.
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    4397 days ago
  • SHERRY666
    Paula...
    I have fallen many times, and with my osteoporosis I break something every time, so now I am very careful, but I wanted to get one of those fast alerts too when I got out of the hospital, and the cost was too much at that time. But now I am thinking of getting one, I live with my son, and he is out a lot of the time.. I have everything I need here, but you never know...

    When I lost the feeling in my legs one night, I couldn't get to the phone, and no one was home, but a friend was coming by in the morning to take me to the doctor, he had to get a latter, and climb through the window, and phone 911... And they had to immediately transfer me to the city hospital, 90km away, and I had a broken bone and fractured bone in my back......... They had to do surgery right then and there.......But if he would not have been coming, who knows what would have happened... So fast alert is a good idea...

    I'm glad you have that, living out in the country... Sherry..
    4397 days ago
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