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I am Jean Y. from SC and want to express my thoughts and concerns pertaining to the peace and contentment knowing your loved one has access to  emergency call centers either through a new company, Care Giver Solutions, Med Alert, or 911. , I believe the newest medical alert pendant  allows caregivers much more freedom since it can be worn as a necklace, a bracelet, a clip on a belt, walker, wheelchair,etc. and can be worn in the shower.  When you need help, you press the button and call center personnal immediately come over the speaker in the pendant and say, "are you OK?" If someone only needs a little assistance, you don't need an ambulance, that you just need your caregiver, Daughter, a neighbor, or friend to come over and help you, they stay on the speaker and talk to you until someone gets there to make sure you are OK before disconnecting.   It allows older people, people with special needs and those with long-term or short-term health and care needs to stay out of the hospital, assisted living facility or nursing home so they can continue to live independently without a full-time caregiver.  Their life is going to be a much higher quality living in the home they worked all their lives to pay for.  No one wants to leave their home, a lot of individuals don't have loved ones to care for them, nor can they afford full-time caregivers or assisted living.  Our Lt. Governor is now making a tour in SC to discuss the future  of more than 900,000 seniors who will turn 65 or older in December, 2012 (the Baby Boomers). Please share your thoughts on these new high-tech medical alert devices now being marketed and their efficiency in the absence of caregivers. 

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