For anyone who has a chronic and serious health condition, stainless steel medical alert bracelets are a good choice, and work well for both men and women as well as children. Bracelets are easy to see by first responders and by anyone who might come to your aid in the case of an emergency, so that no one wastes precious seconds trying to diagnose your symptoms or trying to communicate with emergency services what assistance you need.
When buying stainless steel medical alert bracelets, you might find that you have far more choices than you realized when it comes to style and many other features. So that you don’t get overwhelmed with these choices and are sure to choose something you’ll love wearing, and that you know will be durable enough to withstand your everyday routine, note a few things to keep in mind before you shop.
Design Of The Band
The design of the band of a stainless steel medical alert bracelet is very important to consider. Mesh and wire designs can be very stylish and fashionable, but can also chafe sensitive skin; they can also get caught in hairs on the arms and wrists, something for men in particular to consider.
The design of the band of a stainless steel medical alert bracelet will also affect its overall weight, and this is very important for anyone with arthritis, poor muscle tone, who is very active and always moving their arms and wrists, or who is just sensitive to having weight on their wrist. A larger link might look very attractive, but it can also be less comfortable for such persons. A smaller link for stainless steel medical alert bracelets can mean something more lightweight and less cumbersome, so be sure to consider the size when considering the design of the band.
One last consideration is if a link stainless steel medical alert bracelet would get caught on something during your everyday activities, more so than a solid band. Children may find that a link bracelet is always getting caught on bike handles, sporting goods, the backyard fence they love to climb, and other such things. Those who work in a shop or anywhere with tools or similar utensils may also find that a link design stainless steel medical alert bracelet gets caught on those items. Choose a solid band that fits snugly around the wrist for these situations instead.
Along with noting the design of the band of a stainless steel medical alert bracelet, note the clasp and if it would be manageable for the wearer. You can typically wear stainless steel pieces when showering, working out, swimming, and everywhere else, but if you would ever need to remove the bracelet for any reason, a small clasp can be very difficult to manage, especially for someone with arthritis or poor eyesight.
A lobster claw clasp is very common for stainless steel medical alert bracelets but these involve holding back a small lever to open that claw. If you do choose a stainless steel medical alert bracelet with a lobster claw design, be sure that lever is large enough to see and easily open and close.
Some stainless steel medical alert bracelets will have a type of clip or snap that can be easier to close than a clasp, but which might involve some dexterity and finger strength to open. For those with very limited abilities to open and close any clasp or clip, opt for a bangle or cuff style stainless steel medical alert bracelet that you just slide on and off.
Face and Wording
Of course, stainless steel medical alert bracelets are meant to serve a certain purpose and that is to alert first responders and emergency personnel of your condition, so the face and wording on the front are very important. Be sure the face is large enough to accommodate a medical symbol, so first responders don’t confuse your stainless steel medical alert bracelet with generic jewelry.
You may also want to talk to your doctor about what else to include on the bracelet face; this might mean your condition in big bold letters, such as DIABETES or HEART CONDITION. For your aging parent or someone else, consider putting the word ALZHEIMER’S on the front of a stainless steel medical alert bracelet if appropriate, as such a patient may not be unconscious in an emergency but would still be unable to assist medical personnel with their condition and medical needs.
Where To Purchase A Stainless Steel Medical Alert Bracelet
Without doubt the go to place to find a stainless steel medical alert bracelet is Amazon. There you will find a series of economical and stylish bracelets, all of which you could have engraved, and multiple brands to choose from.
A few examples of the types of bracelets are below…there are more over at Amazon.