Caring for Our Parents – 5 Star Responder

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Being a member of the sandwich generation has brought about a true, fearful connection with the phrase, “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up.”  Prior to midlife, this senior targeted advertisement seemed very unrealistic, perhaps even comical in its presentation.

My mother in law and good friend fell one Saturday night. She spent more than 12 hours alone on the floor with a broken hip.  It wasn’t until early the next afternoon that she was found. More recently, my father fell in the bedroom. I found him at 7:00am. We don’t know for sure but calculate he could have spent up to four hours on the floor with broken ribs and a punctured lung. I’ve fallen and I can’t get up is serious business.

What if we could have protected them with the touch of a button? The new 5Star Urgent Response™ connects one to a skilled team of highly trained Certified Response Agents at the touch of a button. They will identify you and your location; can conference in family or friends, assist with 9-1-1 emergency services and even access a nurse.

The highlights of this program include:

Reliable nationwide coverage anywhere wireless coverage is available with two-way communications.

Certified Agents are live, available 24 – 7, based in the USA, certified by the National Academies of Emergency Dispatch® and trained in CPR and other emergency protocols.

5Star Agents utilize GPS technology, advanced location training and the “frequent locations” information in ones Personal Profile to determine where a user is when they call. This profile also contains personal details such as emergency contacts and medical conditions, allowing agents to better assist customers in an urgent situation. Agents can provide translation support in over 100 languages.

Online Locator Service for Responder customers enables authorized users to securely and privately find the device and/or family member at

5Star is just $14.99 a month with no contracts and no cancelation fees. Service for each additional device is only $8.99 a month.

I can tell you with great certainty; a system like 5Star Urgent Responder would have helped both my mother in law and my father. While it may not have assisted in avoiding the accidents, it would have greatly reduced the trauma. In the case of my mother in law, her blood sugar was beyond diabetic coma levels and her blood pressure was not much better. She was in shock and remained as such for at least another 8 hours. In my father’s situation, his anxiety and again blood pressure levels would have been significantly reduced.

The cost for the service in no way measures up to the peace of mind, improved health and safety, or lifesaving qualities it could provide for ones family.

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