82-year-old K who lives alone purchased the Great Call medical alert device. It advertises the following features:
HOWEVER, I was with her yesterday and she was going for an Indian wedding. She carried the device down with her to the car. She didn't want to wear it around her neck because that would ruin her outfit. She didn't have anything that she could safely clip it on to. She didn't want to put it in her purse because she was scared it would get jostled and go off by mistake. I asked her if they would charge her for a false alarm, to which she said no, but that they probably wouldn't take her seriously if something did happen and she actually needed help.