Older people want to have the peace of mind knowing that help is on the way if they need it. I used to spend some taking taking care of the elderly in the past. Whenever they needed me, they knew they could count on me. They always knew that they could just press a button and I would come to check on them. Nursing homes are not the only places where Med Alert can be useful. Such a system can be useful in a home setting as well. Not all older people live in nursing homes. Some of them live in their own homes because they prefer it that way.