In our modern age, it may seem that pagers have become dinosaurs, but they can be still be essential for proper senior care. No matter what level of senior health care services you or a loved one requires, consider the use of pagers for certain emergency situations.
Why would you still need a pager?
If you have a cell phone that you keep with you at all times, especially a smart phone like an iPhone, then it may seem that a pager would be redundant and unnecessary. This may be the case, but what happens in the event that your loved one has an emergency or somebody is trying to contact you regarding them, you recognize your loved ones phone number (or you don’t recognize a phone number at all and you are in a meeting and ignore the call)?
If you ignore the call, then the emergency situation could become critical within a short matter of time. This is especially true if you are your loved one’s senior care provider. Having a pager would indicate that any time it goes off is an emergency. You wouldn’t have to worry about whether you have the ringer off on your phone in an important meeting, or whether you are out on the water and left your cell phone at the shore.
Pagers can still be highly effective for ideal senior care for a variety of reasons. So what should you look for?
Most pagers are very simple. Their small devices that will have belt clips for convenience. Some will be water resistant so if you spend a lot of time on the water, whether fishing or enjoying the beach, consider one that is water resistant. You should choose one that has a solid range and good service in your area. If you choose a pager that doesn’t have the right level of coverage, then it might not go off when you are out hiking or doing some other errands.
Cost. You don’t want to spend much for a pager. You will have to find a specific service provider in the area for a pager, and you can often find them by determining where doctors and nurses get their pagers.
The most important aspect about a pager for senior care is that it will indicate a potential emergency with your loved one. The right pager will have a clear, distinctive ring that you will recognize over your phone and when it goes off, you will know that you absolutely must contact your loved one or get over to their house or call emergency services as soon as possible.
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