These situations could have been prevented if either person had been wearing a neck or wrist alert system. There are many offered across the United States. I am familiar with a system called Medical Alert, out of Allentown, Pennsylvania. You may be wondering why I am writing about a company in Pennsylvania when we live in Florida. Well, Medical Alert and other similar systems use GPS (and we all know about our car GPS), so they can function almost anywhere in the United States. And, at the prices they will quote to you, they are one of the best medical insurance policies you can buy. Think of these systems as another 911. We all know about 911 calls, I hope. If not, look for a future column on 911. Most importantly, be prepared if you live alone.
Joe Steckler – President