Unlike personal emergency alert notification systems that require someone to wear and press (or otherwise activate) a device to summon help, reassurance calls alert designated contacts when a person does not, or cannot, respond. Reassurance calls are placed to someone at scheduled times, asking them to confirm that they are okay. If the person’s fine, they simply need to press 1 on their phone, or to press 3 if they want assistance. If there is no answer after 3 calls, contacts are notified so action is taken.
This is an important distinction, because personal emergency alert devices must be activated by the individual or sudden movement. However up to 50% of the people who have an alert device to wear do not wear them. So when something happens, they can potentially be trapped for days or longer before being discovered. For those with pets, the suffering can be compounded.
So please consider using a reassurance call service in conjunction with other safety and wellness precautions. Reassurance calls, such as those provided by Okay Today Calls Inc., provide priceless peace of mind to the family and friends of a loved one, giving them confidence that they'll be notified if the person they care about is not okay. Reassurance checks also provide a perfect daily telecare tool for healthcare providers and professional caregivers who want to know the status of patients and clients living alone.