Medical Alert System Mom Won’t Wear It Now!
If you were like us you believed “This is gonna be great!” What we didn’t know was it was to become a medical alert system Mom won’t wear it “We thought Mom and the whole family would know that Mom was OKAY. You explained to Mum how it works so you get her to put it on & you figure all is well.
She told us she understands how it worked, she says “How hard can it be I just have to push the button if I get into trouble. I’ll be fine!, Besides I don’t really need it I’m still OKAY.” As I lived over 1000 miles away I was blissfully unaware that mom had stopped wearing the medical alert device. “We wished that we had a CareCallingNow Service so we could be certain she was OKAY” Then we went home, back to our busy lives.
Then a few months later the thing we all dreaded she had fallen. Of course, she didn’t tell us about it but fortunately, as we learned later a neighbour happened to be visiting and was able to assist her.
Sometime later we learnt of her fall incident from my brother-in-law who had been speaking with the neighbour. Mom won’t wear it she thinks there is NO real need for the medical alert button. Mom said “I’m still fine don’t worry I will be OKAY” The neighbours check in on me regularly, and the son-in-law checks in a few times during the week so don’t worry everything will be fine.
That’s it Mom Won’t Wear Medical Alert System Bracelet. As a family, we had given her plenty of advice and time. Now she stopped even trying to get used to the idea of a medical alert system.
What should you do?
I mean we know that it’s the best thing for her, right? You can’t possibly ring more often or visit her every day, or have someone else spend more time checking in on her than they already do.
I mean, you all have your own life to live, right? Now you feel stressed, frustrated, and guilty when you can’t. The solution from your point of view is very simple, Mom only had to wear the medical alert button, so all the family would have confidence, and everybody would have been reassured knowing that help would be on the way just by simply pushing a button.
“We wished that we had a CareCallingNow Service so we could be certain she was OKAY”. Now we owned the “Medical Alert System Mom Won’t Wear” it.
Let’s walk in her shoes for a moment. Mom has always been hard-working, busy, nothing is too much trouble for her, strongly independent and more concerned about caring for everyone else than herself. She rarely, if ever, complains even when you know she’s not feeling her best.
Now you’re the caregiver and it’s Mom’s turn to be cared for. Unfortunately, Mom’s generally are not ready or don’t want their children to tell them what’s best for them. I mean Mom’s been taking care of you for years and what she sees, is that your still her son or daughter, not a grown adult.
I’m sure I’m not telling you something you don’t already know, but let’s not forget basic human nature. So the answer to the problem is really very simple and right in front of you.
All you need to do is call Mom Every Day RIGHT? BUT HOW?
In our case, we already knew Mom didn’t want to be bothered wearing the Medical Alert button. The situation was that she really didn’t want to be bothered. – She’s always managed her life by herself for years & really doesn’t consider the home to be dangerous for her. Anyway, She is OKAY. We hoped she understands some of the negative impacts of living by herself.
The reality is probably neither you or your Mom really don’t want to have a conversation every day, even if you could both find the time to do it. Life interrupts time in your busy “sandwich generation” family. With CareCallingNow Service the interruption to her day is minimal (between 15 – 25 seconds /day) for a daily welfare/wellness check-in by phone just so you can be sure Mom is OKAY
Medical Alert people will tell you “Whatever you don’t give up!”
With CareCallingNow Service you can truly be certain that your Mom (Dad) will be safe & secure. There is no waiting for the call.
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Mom responds by pressing a No key & best of all NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS. No bracelets, wristbands or other electronic devices, unsightly or not, are to be worn. If any happens to Mom you will know at worst within 24 hours there is a problem.
Here at CareCallingNow, we believe Medical Alert Devices or Apps may be a good backup to your daily call.
Remember, Medical Alerts are of no use to you if you are not wearing it. Can’t remember what it’s for when you are injured & can’t reach it…. So it may still be days till someone finds you.
And even when they wear their Medical Alert Alarm 80% have a reason for not using them when they need them.