Do Personal Alarm Devices for the Elderly Help Keep them Safe?
Safety when at home alone can be a big source of worry for many. By encouraging the use of a personal alarm device for the elderly, you can help to put your mind at ease and help those living alone to feel safer and more secure by providing a simple way to call for help in the event of an emergency. When faced with an emergency such as a fall, a loss of consciousness, or a stroke, it may not be possible to reach or use a phone in order to gain assistance. With a personal alarm system for the elderly, help is just a button press away.
How do Personal Alarm Systems for the Elderly Work?
Our personal alarm devices for the elderly work via a telephone-based system, allowing the user to immediately call for help in the event of an emergency. The user wears the alarm pendant around their neck; the pendant contains an emergency button which allows the wearer to call for help should they fall, feel unwell or require assistance. Many of our personal alarm systems also include automatic fall detection to ensure assistance can be gained even if the user is unconscious and unable to press the emergency button themselves.
In order to send out the alert, the personal alarm system is linked to a base unit; this base unit is usually the telephone landline in the home. We do however offer wearable alert devices which utilise mobile technology in order to allow the alarm to be used both inside and outside of the home. Mobile alarms are ideal for elderly people who wish to stay active and are often away from the house. Nevertheless, in both mobile and landline alarms, the result is the same. When the alarm button is pressed it activates the base unit, this in turn alerts a designated responder (usually a friend or family member), or alerts the SureSafe 24/7 response centre, who will be able to arrange the necessary assistance immediately.
Other personal alarm system options
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- Uses Landline
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- Discreet and Lightweight
The Benefits of a Personal Alarm Device for the Elderly
Personal alarm devices for the elderly have a wide range of benefits. The first and arguably most important benefit is helping to prevent sustained and more severe injuries. Studies in the UK have shown that the longer a person stays on the ground following a fall, the longer the recovery time will be. Lying on the floor with an injury for a prolonged period of time can result in further health complications, often causing lifelong ailments. This highlights one of the main benefits of personal alarms for the elderly. They allow immediate help to be requested. Studies also show that by gaining help immediately, the chance of making a full recovery increases to 80%. This shows how neck alarms for the elderly can be potentially life-saving devices in the event of an emergency.
In addition to this, wearable alert devices can help to reduce both worry and risk. It has been shown that those who are less confident and worry more about injuring themselves are more likely to. This is because they may be less keen to move around in fear of falling, however reducing movement also reduces mobility making falling more likely. Confidence is therefore key in helping to protect your elderly loved ones living alone. A wearable alert device for the elderly can be paramount in helping to restore this confidence, knowing that assistance is just the press of a button away.
Here at SureSafe, we offer a range of wearable alert devices for the elderly that can help individuals to live worry-free in the safety of their home whilst providing comfort and peace of mind for friends and loved ones. They help elderly people to maintain independence for longer and live a more fulfilling lifestyle.
To find the perfect option for your elderly loved ones, browse our full range of personal alarm devices for the elderly.
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What if I don't want something hanging round my neck?
Not everyone wants to have pendant hanging around their neck, not everyone feels comfortable with this. Don't worry though, SureSafe has a number of wrist worn options that mean you can still get the same safety and security of a personal alarm system, just worn a different way.
SureSafe's wrist worn alarm options include the SureSafeGO Plus alarm, the FallSafe and the SureSafe Personal Alarm. These three alarms offer a range of different features, all of which can be worn discreetly on the wrist. Whether you are looking for fall detection, 24/7 monitoring or an alarm that calls family and friends directly, these 3 wrist alarms give you plenty of choice at an affordable price.