Life Alert Emergency Medical Alert System: FSA Eligibility
What is a Life Alert Emergency Medical Alert System?
The Life Alert Emergency Medical Alert system is a product developed by Life Alert, which was founded in 1987 and came to the market with its first major product, the Life Alert Pendant. This device was designed to assist elderly and homebound individuals in the event of catastrophic outcomes such as falls and other accidents so medical attention can come to assist.
Life Alert devices (and also cell phones) are worn by the user full-time and provides round-the-clock protection against health emergencies when they arise. One touch of a button will put Life Alert members in contact with dispatchers who will assess the situation and send medical help if necessary. These help buttons are extremely effective in the event of sudden falls, heart attacks or strokes, and they are also pivotal in the event of a home invasion. Life Alert also offers Mobile Help and GPS services for those who may have become lost or need additional assistance (Life Alert).
Life Alert Emergency Medical Alert Systems are smart choices for elderly or homebound individuals who wish to maintain their independence and comfort at home, while maintaining the peace of mind in knowing that medical attention will be on its way to assist them in the event of a major medical emergency. The cost of a Life Alert Emergency Medical Alert System is an eligible expense with consumer-directed healthcare accounts like FSAs, HSAs and HRAs.