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Caregiving: The Trouble with Wearing An ‘Alert’ Bracelet

The necklaces and bracelets made famous by those “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” TV advertisements back in the ‘80s can seem like a brilliant idea. So simple, so inexpensive. Such devices, also known as PERS (Personal Emergency Response Systems) certainly can work fine. There’s just one catch. The fallen one has to actively press a button to signal for help, and frequently the system breaks down.  More