Getting Started in the Medical Alert Business

Getting Started in the Medical Alert Business

Assist aging baby boomers by adding these products to your store’s offerings

by Arthur A. Von Ahnen
A medical alert product offers yet another way HME providers to help and assist customers who desire to age-in-place. While in a nursing home, rehabilitation center or the hospital, patients are given a call button to summon help when they are alone and need assistance. A medical alert system will do the same thing for a customer at home. With the press of a button, the medical alert a friend or family member is notified if just a little help or assistance is required. And in an emergency, the EMS is quickly notified if they are needed. These products and services can provide peace of mind for customers striving to stay in their homes and maintain their independence, and can provide yet another profit channel for HME providers and caretakers. When considering the addition of medical alert systems to your product offerings, the first step is research. From monitored to non-monitored and mobile, you must evaluate the pros and cons of each offering. See which types you will feel comfortable offering and deciding how much time you want to dedicate to servicing your customers or patients. As I mentioned in a prior article, offering the right home monitoring systems for your clientele can benefit your bottom line. When deciding what to offer there are a couple of questions that should be considered.
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