In the Home

Signs of a stroke

Everything seemed peaceful the night before for Tom*. As per his usual routine, he had settled in for the night and was finishing reading an article from the newspaper. Once the story came to a close, he turned off his bedside lamp and drifted off to sleep.

Oxygen tank explosion

Ray* noticed that the oxygen tube that runs to his nose wasn’t connected to the regulator on the tank. He said it happens all of the time with all of his tanks, so putting the tube back in the tank didn’t seem like a big deal.

Saved through fall detection

“Barbara*, this is Kaleb, do you need help?” Kaleb, an AvantGuard operator, received an emergency signal when the fall detection sensor on Barbara’s Belle+ device went off. But when he tried to reach her, he was met with silence.

Professional in the face of hostility

The dreaded incident had happened—Verla* had taken a hard fall, and couldn’t seem to get back up on her own. At 91 years old, she worried that something like this might occur, and, fortunately, she had a medical alert system for this very reason.

Voices in her head

The voices in Elizabeth’s* head were getting worse, and the pain was steadily increasing. Even with her boyfriend Christopher there, she couldn’t keep the voices at bay.

Trapped after an earthquake

Alaska – Ida* placed her Belle device around her neck like she did every morning, then made her way to the kitchen to get some coffee. Not long after, coffee in hand, she felt the floor begin to rumble beneath her.

An allergic episode

“It couldn’t have been the chicken, could it?” Amelia* thought as she struggled to breathe. But that was all she had eaten for dinner. She thought it was safe, but the allergic reaction she was having seemed to prove differently.

A hot Texas night

It was in the middle of a hot Texas night when Laura* awoke to get herself a glass of water. She pulled her covers off to reveal feet covered in silky smooth socks and swung her legs off the bed.