Alarms For The Elderly And Disabled
Elderly people and those who suffer from disabilities often prefer to remain in their own homes rather than having to go into residential care. However, maintaining independence can be a challenge if there is nobody around to help in the event of an emergency. That is where alarms for the elderly and disabled can help.
Designed to give the user complete peace of mind on a daily basis, alarms for the elderly enable the wearer to carry on living independently safe in the knowledge that assistance can be summoned rapidly in the event of an accident, fall, injury or other problem.
For older or disabled people, as well as for their families, alarms for the elderly and disabled provide a vital lifeline that helps users to stay safe, secure and independent.
Keeping Vulnerable People Out Of Hospital
The UK has an aging population, and many of those older people want to stay in the home they love for as long as possible. Yet they often need support to do this. For those who live alone or who have no family members nearby, maintaining an independent lifestyle can be fraught with problems. After all, what happens if they suffer a fall or if they become too ill to get to a hospital? Alarms for the elderly are an ideal solution, alerting a designated friend or family member or a 24/7 monitoring centre immediately should an issue arise, ensuring that help can be summoned quickly.
Half of all people aged 65 and over suffer at least one fall every year, and in people aged 80 or over, the figure increases to 75%. In almost 50% of cases, the person who has fallen requires help to get back up again, and around a quarter of people who fall end up being hospitalized. With alarms for the elderly in place, assistance can be obtained speedily, helping to reduce the amount of medical intervention required.
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Alarms For The Elderly And Disabled – What Types Are Available?
SafeSure has a wide range of alarms for the elderly to suit a variety of needs. These include:
- Friends and family alarms – these contact designated loved ones should an emergency occur. The user simply presses the button then the alarm will alert the chosen emergency contact via a telephone landline. These alarms come in a variety of options including neck and wrist pendant alarms.
- Mobile technology alarms – these alarms use mobile technology to alert a designated contact or monitoring center no matter where the wearer may be. This type of alarm is ideal for anyone who lives an active lifestyle or for anyone who has no home landline.
- A talking pendant alarm – this type of alarm enables 2-way communication between the responder and the wearer no matter where they are.
- A fall detection alarm – these alarms for the elderly and disabled offer additional security, ensuring that even if the wearer loses consciousness or mobility in the event of a fall they will still be able to summon help immediately without having to push the alarm button.
Contact SureSafe today to find more information about which is the best solution for your own or your loved one’s needs.