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Medical Alert System?

Medical Alert System?

I been thinking about getting an alert system since im home alone. My service dog can be trained to press the button if i have a seizure and need help. He alerts to some seizures and barks if im down longer than 5min or goes and find the nearest person
Problem is my family has lack of communication skills. They ignore my service dog when he is trying to tell them something! Going back to me having no support at home. My question i guess is... if i can't get them to listen to me or my service… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

i think it is not the dog, its the family. you have to get a meeting and tell them this dog is a seizure dog. if the dog barks, you need to listen and respond.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have an app on my Apple Watch that SUPPOSEDLY will alert anyone you program it to with a message of your choosing and I believe can alert emergency services or activate the watch’s SOS beacon when you have a seizure. Honestly I’ve never used it though as I don’t know how accurately it detects seizures. (I assume it senses the motion of convulsions and rapid elevation of heart rate)

posted over 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I had one with a push button alert I wore on a necklace. Every time I bent down to put something in a lower cabinet it would call the station "alerting" and got very annoying. I started just hanging it on a doorknob. Then decided it was a waste of money. My service dog was better. I would just keep my cellphone on me and speed dial my wife if I woke up on the floor.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I would dicuss about getting a medical alert system if things are going the way your saying. I'd also get a meeting with your family & Dr. about what's going on.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Maybe ask the dog's trainer? There must be an adaptation of the assistance call (the one I always think is a light switch...) that would work.

posted over 4 years ago
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