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Fall Alarms for the Elderly

With an elderly fall alarm, you do not need to press the SOS button to get help. Fall alarms for the elderly detect when someone falls and call for help when they might not be able to. This could include being unconscious after falling.
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Get 24/7 monitoring with fall detection for your loved one from as little as 48p a day!

Wearing a personal alarm means you can call for help if you need it. It enables you to keep your independence while living at home. It also gives your loved ones peace of mind that you are safe.

Fall alarms for the elderly are personal alarms that have special sensors include fall detection. This is without you needing to press the help button. This means you can get help even if you fall, are unconscious or are unable to push the button on your pendant or wristband.

The fall sensor on the elderly fall alarm will trigger a call on your device automatically. Depending on the model of alarm it will either connect directly to a SureSafe operator, or to family and friends.

The Automatic Fall Detection Device you Need

Minutes matter when an elderly person has a fall, and an immediate response is vital. Studies show that the quicker you get help following a fall, the more likely you are to make a full and speedy recover. Lying on the floor for a prolonged period of time after a fall can result in bruising, hypothermia from the cold, and in extreme cases it can lead to death.

When you wear a fall detection pendant or wristband, it’s because you want to get help quickly if you have an accident or you feel unwell.

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What a Fall Detection Device With The Fast Response Does

When you choose a 24/7 monitored service, for the highest level of protection, when the fall sensor triggers your alarm, a call goes through to our Response Centre. The SureSafe operator will attempt to speak to you. If you don’t reply (possibly because you are unconscious,) the operator will arrange for help.

Our Most Popular Fall Alarms

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SureSafeGO

Mobile GPS tracker alarm. Be safe anywhere, either 24/7 Monitored or Family Monitored
  • At home or on the go Fully Mobile
  • Fall icon Automatic Fall Detection
  • Map GPS icon GPS Tracking
from £134.95
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FallSafe

Wrist worn fall detector alarm that can detect a fall and get you or a loved one the help they need.
  • Home icon Helping People Stay in their Homes Longer
  • Shower proof icon Showerproof
  • Ringing Telephone Icon Uses Landline
from £35.00
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Fall Alert

Neck worn personal alarm that can detect a fall and call for help.
  • Home icon Helping People Stay in their Homes Longer
  • Shower proof icon Showerproof
  • Neckworn icon Discreet and Lightweight
from £35.00
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Minutes Matter

Falls are a very common, but often overlooked, risk faced by older people on a daily basis. The NHS reports that one in three adults over 65, and 50% of people over 80, will have a fall each year. Age UK reports that falls are the most common cause of injury related death of people over the age of 75.

After a fall, minutes matter.

You only have to be immobile for between half an hour and an hour for muscle cells to start breaking down. You could also suffer from dehydration and hypothermia. In 80% of falls, fast action will mean a better chance of survival and a quicker return to independence.

Did you know that 90% of people who are hospitalised quickly after a heart attack do survive? If you have a stroke, then getting to a hospital quickly is even more vital. For every 15 minutes that passes after having a stroke, there’s a 4% increase in the likelihood of dying.

You don’t need to worry about this with an elderly fall alarm. Here you can feel confident to continue your daily life with peace of mind knowing that your SureSafe sensor will call for help, even when you cannot.

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How it works

A fall alarm for the elderly can detect when a fall occurs. The change in air pressure, speed of movement of the pendant, and any impact when hitting the floor will trigger the alarm and an SOS call is made.

By wearing a 24/7 monitored personal alarm with fall detection, you have peace of mind. You know a SureSafe operator will be speaking to you in seconds, once the call is through to the Response Centre. If you fall and you don’t speak the operator will arrange for help without delay.

If you respond, you can tell the operator whether you need medical assistance, or you just need the reassurance of your nominated contact.

The alarm detecting a fall means you don’t have to press the button. Your alarm can detect a fall, and it will trigger automatically.


SureSafe personal alarms have fall detection included in:

Each of these devices has a fall sensor that recognises a fall and calls for help. You don’t need to touch the SOS button.

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The Benefits of an Elderly Fall Alarm

  • Calls for help automatically when fall detected
  • No need to press the emergency button
  • Quicker access to medical attention
  • Best chance of full and speedy recovery
  • Fall detection devices offer increased safety for you
  • Peace of mind for you and your family

Peace of Mind with Fall Detection Devices

If you or a loved one wants to keep their independence a device with a fall sensor will ensure you and your family have safety and peace of mind in the event of a fall.

Don’t wait until you or a loved one has a fall to get a SureSafe fall sensor. Order yours today or get in touch for further information.

What fall detection device do most people buy?

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SureSafeGO

Mobile GPS tracker alarm. Be safe anywhere, either 24/7 Monitored or Family Monitored
  • At home or on the go Fully Mobile
  • Fall icon Automatic Fall Detection
  • Map GPS icon GPS Tracking
from £134.95
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What our customers think of our fall detectors

Fall detectors can make a real difference to our customers and their families, but don't just take our word for it read our reviews to see for yourself...

Absolutely brilliant product and company and I cannot praise them highly enough. We bought the alarm when my father stumbled and fell into the bath one night and was unable to get out himself. As he still liked to go shopping we bought the alarm with the SIM card and the automatic fall detection. The staff at SureSafe were amazing about getting us set up with the right product, the whole process was so simple from start to finish. In all their dealings with us, SureSafe were incredibly friendly and highly professional. Dad was a bit reluctant to use the alarm at first as he once pressed it while asleep and the emergency services were soon there. They were fine about it and said they would rather be called out once too often than not enough. After that, he felt more at ease and really did wear it all the time. The automatic fall detection was brilliant. When he finally did fall and broke his arm, the ambulance crew was there in no time and called me to let me know what was happening. Before he finally entered a care home, this alarm gave me me so much peace of mind that my father was able to stay in his own home and that I could be sure he would not be lying injured without anyone finding him. Very reasonably priced too.
Christine
1 year ago
This company deserves the highest of recognitions. I dealt with a lady called Angela, she was extremely helpful, made the whole process of getting a fall alarm for my mum so easy. No hassle and very straight forward. I cannot thank you enough for all your help. I have no hesitation in recommending this company. First class throughout.
Melanie
1 year ago
My grand daughter bought me an alarm for my birthday, I can talk through it and it tells the lovely people at suresafe if I have a fall and I can press a button. I can now walk my dog further and for longer. In a world gone mad with Covid, you can still be sure SureSafe will keep you safe,
Hilda
1 year ago
My father (91) recently had a fall at home (he lives by himself) and he used the SureSafe button that he was wearing to call for help. They quickly contacted my sister-in-law but the phone line was bad and the connection could not be made. So SureSafe then called the local emergency services in my father's area and two police officers came to get him back on his feet. I would definitely recommend this company and their service for elderly people who may need help if they get into any difficulty.
Will Irwin
1 year ago
Exceptional Customer Service and Excellent Product. This company have completely exceeded my expectation... I can not speak highly enough about them. They went over and above to ensure that was able to achieve my goal of receiving my Fall Safe urgently and have it set up in super fast time. I would recommend them in a heart beat. My father was really pleased with the alarm warn on the wrist which is totally waterproof which means he does not need to take it off. I could see him visibly calm just knowing that someone would be there should he have a fall....... and I actually slept for the first time in a week! Great product, so easy to set up (you just plug it in), simple instructions, had a message to test the system when we were ready, very polite service centre. 5 STARS!
Sandy
1 year ago
I was unsure about getting a pendant alarm, but am so thankful I did. It gives utter peace of mind to family and friends, but also to me. I never worry about going walks on my own, even in isolated spots, as I know I can get help very speedily, should I be unwell. Having the satellite tracking system, and also the falls alert, gives peace of mind. The centre rings me if I forget to charge the device and they never mind if you ring by accident. The service is excellent and when I recently needed an item, it came within 24 hours. Thank you!
Esther
1 year ago
I needed something for my elderly mother who had suffered from some falls. The equipment was delivered quickly and was easy to use. It gave me great peace of mind knowing help would come quickly. Support was available, and was very responsive. I would highly recommend this service. Les
Les
2 years ago
This is the 3rd alarm we've bought for our 90 year old mother from various companies and so far it is the most reliable. As she lives in a rural town, signal coverage has always been an intermittent problem but with her tracker now choosing the best from O2, EE and Vodafone, we can see exactly where she is all the time. A big improvement. SOS and fall alerts are working well too so well pleased. The company were quick to dispatch and help set up which was pretty easy. It could do with an app so you can view the routes the tracker has taken but the company say they are working on this. However by just sending a text to the tracker you can find out within seconds where she is, and when you phone it she can speak to us despite it being buried under her jumper when she's out for a walk.
Rob
2 years ago

Choose a fall alarm to suit your lifestyle.

Compare our broad range of fall alarms for the elderly and find the best one for your needs and circumstances. Not all fall alarms work the same way, or have the same features, so we have put together an easy way to compare the best-selling personal alarms in the UK. SureSafe has the right fall alarm for every need. Whether you want a mobile fall alarm for when you are ‘out and about’ as well as at home, an alarm with fall detection that is linked to our UK based 24/7 monitoring centre, or one that calls through to your family and friends, we have the solution. Compare the best personal alarms in the UK below.

Product Comparison

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SureSafeGO
FallSafe
Fall Alert
24/7 Monitoring
Optional
Yes
Yes
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SureSafeGO
FallSafe
Fall Alert
Pendant Range
Unlimited
100m
100m
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SureSafeGO
FallSafe
Fall Alert
GPS Tracking
Yes
No
No
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SureSafeGO
FallSafe
Fall Alert
Automatic Fall Detection
Yes
Yes
Yes
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SureSafeGO
FallSafe
Fall Alert
Waterproof?
Showerproof
Showerproof
Showerproof
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SureSafeGO
FallSafe
Fall Alert
One-touch Personal Alarm
Yes
Yes
Yes
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SureSafeGO
FallSafe
Fall Alert
Wearing Options
Pendant
Wristband & Pendant
Pendant
SureSafeGO
FallSafe
Fall Alert

Compare our best-selling fall alarm plans

SureSafe’s range of fall alarms for the elderly are feature packed, easy to use, and trusted by tens of thousands of people across the UK. Compare the best-selling fall alarm services and see how affordable they are. The best fall alarms for the elderly available, but at an affordable price. Get round the clock 24/7 monitoring with fall detection for you, or your loved one, for as little as 48p per day.

Price Comparison

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SureSafeGO
FallSafe
Fall Alert
Equipment Purchase
£149.95
n/a
n/a
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SureSafeGO
FallSafe
Fall Alert
Monthly Package
£18.99
£124.95 + £14.99 p/m
£124.95 + £14.99 p/m
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SureSafeGO
FallSafe
Fall Alert
Annual Package
n/a
£207
£207
SureSafeGO
FallSafe
Fall Alert

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? Take a look at some of the common questions that people have before buying a SureSafe alarm:

How does an elderly fall alarm offer additional protection to the alarm user?

A standard type of personal alarm for the elderly has a button that can be worn on the wrist or neck. When the person gets into any difficulty, they press the button and the alarm will call for help. This type of alarm requires the user to actively push the button and call for help. A fall alarm for the elderly offers a greater level of protection because sometimes the alarm user is not able to push the button. This could be because they have lost consciousness following a fall, or they have lost coordination following a stroke or a heart attack.

And elderly fall alarm is a button worn on the neck or wrist. In addition to having a button that can be pressed if help is needed, the fall alarm for the elderly has sensors inside it that call for help when it detects a fall. This is without the person ever needing to push the button. This could be lifesaving if the alarm user has lost consciousness following a fall, or they have lost coordination following a stroke or a heart attack.

I don’t want to wear a pendant. Can I get a fall detector watch instead?

Absolutely. While our SureSafeGO pendant is very popular, we do have a fall alarm watch alternative that you can choose. The SureSafeGO Plus is a fall detector watch that looks like a smartwatch. It is a fall alarm watch that can call and text up to five family and friends numbers. It is also a lot more than just a fall detector watch. The SureSafeGO Plus has an SOS button, a heart rate monitor, a step counter and also tells the time. The most comprehensive fall detector watch on the market.

How does a fall detector alarm work?

A fall detector alarm works by using special sensors in the pendant or wristband that can detect a person having a fall. Normal alarm pendants and wristbands work by the alarm user pushing the button to call for help. Fall detector alarms also have SOS buttons, so the user can manually call for help, however the inbuilt sensors that detect changes in air pressure, movement or impact can also call for help without the button needing to be pressed. This can be vital if the alarm user has fallen and lost consciousness as a result of the fall. The fall detector alarm does not require the person to be able to push the button in order to call for help.

Do I need a landline for a fall detector for the elderly?

No. Not all fall detectors for the elderly require a landline. We have options for fall detectors for the elderly that do need a landline, for example the FallSafe and Fall Alert alarms that come with our UK based 24/7 monitoring. We also have options for fall detectors for the elderly that do not require a landline, such as the SureSafeGO and SureSafeGO Plus. The SureSafeGO range use mobile phone technology. This means that they can be used at home, in the garden or ‘out and about’, like when you go to the shops. In addition to having fall detectors, the SureSafeGO range also has an SOS button and allow you to talk through the pendant or wristband.

What will happen should my fall alarm be triggered accidentally?

Depending on the type of fall alarm that you have, you can either cancel it yourself by pressing a button on the pendant or covering your hand over the wristband face, or simply wait to speak to the operator and tell them that it is a false alarm.

How does a fall sensor work?

SureSafe uses industry leading technology in its fall sensors. Its fall sensors work by being able to detect changes in air pressure (e.g. following a sudden drop), changes in speed of movement (e.g. following a sudden fall), and/or impact (e.g. when the pendant or wristband hits the floor following a fall). Some fall sensors use advanced fall algorithms that are even able to work out if a fall is real, or if someone has simply dropped their pendant.

How do I know if I need a personal fall alarm?

Even if you have never had a fall, the statistics suggest that depending on your age your risk of one could be higher than you think. With one in three over 65’s, and one in two over 80’s, having a fall each year, there is a reasonably high chance that you should consider getting a personal fall alarm. The question you should probably ask yourself is why not have a personal fall alarm? Given that personal fall alarms are only slightly more expensive than regular alarms, but they offer so much more safety and peace of mind. Investing in a personal fall alarm is likely to be a sound decision.

What is an alarm for the elderly when they fall?

SureSafe have four alarms that feature fall detection. The SureSafeGO and Fall Alert are pendant alarms. The FallSafe and SureSafeGO Plus are wristband alarms.

Fall alert systems can detect a change in air pressure and movement, as well as an impact, which signifies a fall. An alert is immediately sent to either your family or to a SureSafe operator if you have 24/7 monitoring. You don’t have to press the SOS button. The alert will go through automatically.

If you are unconscious or unable to speak because you are injured there’s no need to worry about getting help. Once the fall alert system has felt your fall and sent out an alert, your nominated contacts or a SureSafe operator will be able to help you.

If your family or the SureSafe operator are unable to speak to you then they can call the emergency services to make sure you get help immediately.

In the case of a fall, minutes matter. It only takes between 30 and 60 minutes for muscle cells to start breaking down. You might suffer from dehydration or hypothermia. The sad fact is that one in three people over the age of 65 and half of people over 80, will suffer from a fall each year.

Falls not only cause injury, but they can also mean a loss of confidence and a reluctance to get out of the house. The fall alert system also helps people who are living with medical conditions that might cause falls, such as epilepsy or Parkinson’s.

If you suffer a heart attack or stroke you might also fall and need help quickly.

Wearing a fall alert system will give you and your relatives peace of mind. You know by pressing the SOS button someone is on hand to get you the help you need.

Do Smartphones have fall detection?

While you can download apps onto your smartphone for fall detection, a smartphone does not typically come equipped with this feature. Additionally, these apps can be inaccurate if a smartphone is dropped. Additionally, if the smartphone is in your pocket when you fall, it is even less likely to accurately detect a fall.

A personal alarm with an automatic fall detection feature provides more peace of mind and accuracy should you or your loved one experience a fall. Additionally, all of SureSafe’s fall detection devices are water resistant and can be worn in the shower (the highest risk place of a fall). Your mobile phone cannot be taken in the shower with you.

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