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
Great products and very helpful staff when making contact. We purchased a watch after my husbands health deteriorated. He wears the watch daily and has the option to long press the button to call my phone, it also has fall detection so if he falls at all it calls me automatically. It then follows up either with a text with his location so I could find him if needed for any reason. Great peace of mind and has given him a lot of independence back.
Fantastic service from initial enquiry to set up. Very helpful and courteous staff. Excellent product. Would highly recommend for peace of mind.
Excellent service and support! I selected SureSafe based on previous reviews and from the technical details provided on their website. The pendant with cellular service provided the very best features ….panic alarm, fall down alarm, built in speaker and microphone, plus GPS. Being based in USA did not present any difficulties for getting this service set up for my 90 year old mother in Hampshirite, UK. Peace on mind what critical for me. The cost is very reasonable and my Mother had to use the service several times. A few times were false alarms but a few were for a real need. Alerting other family members, neighbors could not have been easier and help soon arrived. Independent living is no longer an option for my Mother and she is now in a Care Home where she can get 24 hr support. Cancelling the service was simple. Do I recommend this….absolutely! The pendant is still usable and it can be transferred to other family members as and when their need arises. Then it’s just a case of activating the service.
Excellent customer service - informative professional representative - Richard Sheil explained the product options and capabilities fully and it is ideal for my elderly parents requirements. Having purchased one for each of them, I now feel that they are fully protected & safe , which has made me feel comfortable that they now have the support they need should there be a requirement.
Suresafe Alarms supplied an alarm system for my elderly father. It was simple to set up and worked very well. My father used the alarm on at least two occasions and I was alerted by Suresafe to go to his assistance. I would not hesitate to recommend this company.
I searched on line for a monitored alarm for my wife who has Motorneuron Desease . I found Suresafe Alarms and other companies on google, but I found their website very easy to use and found exactly what we need AND the prices were all there as well. I sent an email request on saturday not expecting a response till monday but John phoned me within an hour. He was very professional, polite, and definately not pushy. He asked what I wanted to acheive and quided me to the right system. I set up the contract and bought the alarm within 15 minutes. Excellent service and I am confident of the company being as good as John in supporting the system. I am happy now knowing that if my wife falls anywhere she will be helped. Thank you John.
Saturday morning about 11am I sent a request to SureSafe by email asking for clarification of purchase options. Saturday afternoon 3pm i received a phone call from John at SureSafe. He spent about 20 minutes with me explaining the various options functions costs etc. He also asked about the physical condition of the recipient to help with the decision. I ultimately chose one option and with his help there and then purchased the products to be sent out as next day delivery on the next working day Monday. Excellent service.
Great service from John and great product. Purchased for my Mum who’s hard of hearing but she does hear the pendant really well which I was surprised at. Within the first 48hrs of her having it she was contacted by a very nice representative to advise the battery was running low, she was very impressed. Thank you, we’re relieved she has this device with her.
Great product and great service. From the initial call with John and selecting the right product all the way through to now using the product and company. Great support from the customer care team and the peace of mind I now have is well worth the cost
Will definitely be recommending the product and service from SureSafe. Bought this SureSafe GO for my nan and its changed her life. She now has more freedom than she has had for a long time and the peace of mind is value for money. John from the 1st point of contact and Jo from the customer care team once we recieved the device are both professionals offering great advice and service.
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.