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 neck alarms 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
- Helping People Stay in their Homes Longer
- Uses Landline
- Helping People Stay in their Homes Longer
- 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.
See what our customers are saying about SureSafe
Excellent service in every way. Very responsive and helpful on the phone. Very good equipment and the monitoring service is very good. The app is great. Overall, a very good service that has given us peace of mind.
My Dad lived alone and over the past decade has had a SureSafe Alarm system in his home.
There have been very many occasions over the years when Dad has had a medical emergency. Each time he has pressed his pendant, he has had excellent supportive service from the call centre staff.
Whether that has been contacting people on the contacts list to check on him, or dispatching an ambulance when deemed appropriate, the correct response has been carried out each time.
Without this service, Dad would not have been able to live at home alone for as long as he did. And it was a reassurance for his family who don’t live nearby.
So thank you, to everyone who has responded to Dad’s many alarm calls over the years and made sure he’s received physical support and care as quickly as possible.
Dad is now, at 96, in a care home. It's the right time.
Yesterday I contacted SureSafe to cancel our subscription. Within 24 hours, this has been done, the Direct Debit has been cancelled at their end, and I have just received a pro-rata refund by bank transfer faster payment. Such administrative efficiency is rare these days. They have certainly exceeded my expectations.
So, for customer service received during use, and admin service at the end, I recommend using SureSafe Alarms for vulnerable people living alone, to enable them to stay independent for as long as possible.
I purchased one of the FallSafe alarms for my 84 year old grandmother who has always been keen to keep her independence. I had researched various products and had a few questions about the FallSafe alarm. I contacted SureSafe and John was very helpful and informative, friendly and polite. There was never any pressure to buy the product or upselling of any kind, which was very refreshing. John explained the process clearly and the alarm arrived promptly in the post. Easy to set up and test, very reassuring to hear a calm, friendly voice on the end of the line. The wrist warn alarm feels just like a watch and doesn’t impede movement or activities, although my grandmother keeps looking at it as if it’s going to reveal the time! She does however, feel safer in her home knowing that she has a lifeline to the outside world. I’m hoping she never needs to use it, but if she does, I feel reassured knowing that it’s there. I would definitely recommend the FallSafe alarm from SureSafe to anyone who wants peace of mind knowing that their loved ones have help on hand should they ever need it.
Excellent service. My request for assistance via the web site received a response within a few minutes and the requested spare part was delivered the next working day.
I need someone - or something - to watch over my aged father while I am asleep. Hiring a carer is too expensive in the long term, and a fall alarm is much more affordable. When it came I had various problems with the setup, but the staff at SureSafe were incredibly helpful - one Yvonne Taylor particularly stands out - and always got back to me very quickly. They are prepared to spend a lot of time making sure things work properly. Also, on the tests of the alarm, the monitoring office always answered within a minute. Highly recommended.
These guys sell by far the best personal alarm I have ever used! My grandfather is 100 years old and I wanted something simple that contacted me directly if he had a fall. This is the product that has saved him laying on the floor for hours, wondering if someone is coming! It just works, and it’s been super reliable for over 5 years now. Just had to purchase a new wrist button, but I tell you what, that’s good going considering how long it’s worked for. Honestly one of the best purchases I have made to keep my grandfather safe in his own home.
Just works. Easy to setup, easy to operate by my 80 year old dad
Easy to research, good reviews. Ordered and arrived quickly.
Easy to set up with good instructions.
First night at 2am mum was pressing the button to go to the loo!!! So woke us all up.
It definitely works.
Bought for my mother. Team at Suresafe so helpful; always returned calls; real caring human beings.
My mother wears it every day and I have peace of mind.
Absolutely brilliant experience all round. John was so helpful and explained everything we needed to know from start to finish. It’s a great system and Dad feels safe in our home.
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.