Reassurance with Bay Alarm Medical

Hey y’all! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I wanted to share something that has really been on my mind lately. If you don’t know me in real life, this will be news to you since I hadn’t shared it on the blog yet. About a year ago, my grandma was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia. Without going into too much detail, it is a form of dementia that causes mental decline over time. It gets worse with time and can be very frightening. I was contacted by Bay Alarm Medical to see if I would be willing to try out one of their alarm systems, and I felt like God really put it on my heart to share today’s post.

As you know, I graduated in May from pharmacy school. I took a job back home, so I have moved in with my grandparents for the time being. There are a lot of reasons for this, but I prayed a lot about it and I felt that it was what I should do. I’ve been a roller coaster of emotions since I moved in. Some days are easier than others. There have been days that I was scared that something might happen to my grandma. For the sake of the family, we needed reassurance that there was something that could be done. This is where Bay Alarm Medical comes in.

They sent me a kit to use in the home. This version requires a landline. Keep in mind that a different version available works with a cell phone. It came with several ways to get help. It came with a bracelet, necklace, a small button (can be wall-mounted), and a large button (great for desktop).

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For me, it was important that the buttons be placed where my grandma spends the most time. The small button was placed on the table by her la-z-boy and the large button was placed on her bedside table. Since the bracelet/necklace provide security on-the-go, I chose to place the buttons somewhere I thought she could access when sitting or laying down if need be.

It also came with a refrigerator magnet:

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This card is slipped inside the plastic refrigerator magnet and provides pertinent medical information about your family member. I know how important medications are, so it provides a nice area to put medications down. IMPORTANT: this card should be kept somewhere that is easy to find. This way, emergency medical personnel can easily find it and contact the person listed as the “emergency contact”.

I especially love this in-home kit, because if my grandma was to get down and need help while one of us is around, we can run to the nearest button and push it for help.

There are a lot of things my grandma cannot comprehend at this point. With the necklace or bracelet, she can understand that if she needs help, all she has to do is push the button. I really like that the small and large button have HELP written in large letters on a red background.

There is NO greater feeling than knowing my grandma is safe. The reassurance that Bay Alarm Medical provides is life-changing. I cannot thank them enough for making this transition a little easier.

Know this: if you know someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, you are not alone. I want to be someone that you can talk to and share experiences with. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the disease or about the Bay Alarm Medical company & its products.

Thank you for reading!

XO,

Rebekah

Thanks to Bay Alarm Medical for sponsoring today’s post. As always, all thoughts & opinions are my own.

20 Comments

  1. 10/31 / 7:26 pm

    Thank so much for sharing this, and I am so, so sorry to hear about your grandmother. I have been taking care of my grandmother for the last few years and I still live at home because my mom cannot do it alone. Her mind is overall still pretty sound, thank God. I am glad to know something like this does exist for her in case she was to need it. Caring for an elderly family member is never an easy task. This was my first time visiting your blog and I can already tell that you are a very special person. I’ll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. <3

  2. 10/31 / 10:47 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about this! My grandfather was diagnosed with Dementia and it is really hard and frustrating to see someone go through and to also feel so helpless in not being able to do anything for them. I will continue to pray for your family! This Alarm Kit seems like an amazing tool for families to have!

  3. 11/01 / 5:28 am

    Sorry to hear about your grandmother. But thank God she has someone like you to help her. You blessed her in so many ways. This device sounds really good. IT provides a lot of information and immediate aide when needed. I think it is a great idea. Don;t fear too much. She has you and you are so blessed.

  4. 11/01 / 8:23 am

    I love that these devices are available for the elderly and those with medical issues that live alone. It gives somewhat, a peace of mind that they have someone watching over them.

  5. 11/01 / 9:44 am

    Medical alert systems like this are really fantastic for family members that need additional ways to be able to reach out for help. We’ve had family members in the past that have used something similar and it was a great relief. I love that this one includes info in that form on the fridge!

  6. 11/01 / 9:47 am

    I love this so much! I hate the thought of my parents being alone if an emergency happens. Even though they’re fully mobile and spry, something like this could still be a big help.

  7. Pam Wattenbarger
    11/01 / 11:01 am

    My father in law has a medical alert/alarm thing like this. It has really given us peace of mind now that he is getting older and sicker.

  8. 11/01 / 11:05 am

    This is something that I wish my parents would start to think about. They are still very independent so that’s a good thing, but I am afraid sometimes somethings going to happen and they won’t have something like this to get help.

  9. 11/01 / 2:52 pm

    Baby Alarm Medical seems like a great option to have around. I love that they are super helpful and make you feel seafer.

  10. 11/01 / 3:56 pm

    This sounds like a really useful product for those living alone. I think something like this should be available to all people over a certain age. I will share this post with my mom.

  11. Stephen
    11/01 / 6:58 pm

    Unfortunately my grandpa died of alzthemiers, so I know exactly wha you are going through :( wish you the best in everything in this time!

  12. 11/01 / 8:57 pm

    When they get older it is nice that there are options to make sure they have access to medical help in an emergency situation. Knowing your loved one is safe is a huge stress relief.

  13. 11/01 / 11:03 pm

    This would really help give you peace of mind. How expensive would this system be though, it is something that I would love to have for my elderly family members.

  14. Rebecca Swenor
    11/01 / 11:51 pm

    This Bay Alarm system is great for those we love that and worry about when we are not around. The alarm systems like this can really save a life and it reassures us that the ones we love can get help if need be. Thanks for sharing this awesome Bay Alarm System and I love it comes with the frig magnet that has the medical history on it.

  15. 11/02 / 5:18 am

    It is so important to have a good system when you have someone who needs care. It sounds like you are doing a great job taking take of your grandma. Mine is going through something very similar. It’s very difficult to watch.

  16. Angela Harris
    11/02 / 7:23 am

    This is such an important device to have for parents and grandparents. Thank you for sharing.

  17. Jeanine
    11/02 / 5:27 pm

    This is really a great idea and option. For many, I know it would have been great for y husbands grandma who was alone near the end, she would have really benefit from this!

  18. 11/03 / 1:14 am

    I’ve never heard about this product before but it’s perfect for our loved ones especially if they live alone. I’m glad you found the perfect solution for your grandma. It will also give you peace of mind knowing that you can go to her any time.

  19. 11/03 / 5:41 pm

    So sorry to read about your grandmother. The Bay Alarm system sounds like an amazing tool to have!

  20. 11/03 / 7:14 pm

    It’s so hard to hear this, but I’m glad that she is able to get the help she needs. This is so important for grandparents! You’re doing a great job.

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