Independence is a key factor in maintaining the happiness of our older generation. Moving into residential care can be distressing, having to leave behind the familiarity of their own home. At SureSafe we are committed to improving the lives of older people, providing personal alarm solutions that help in perpetuating the independence of your loved ones.
This can however, cause worry for the elderly and their families. With the UK’s aging population, more older people than ever before are keen to remain in their own homes, enjoying the lifestyle they have become accustomed to. Nonetheless, evidence shows that older people living alone have a much higher risk of falls and accidents. Living alone begs the question, what would happen if they were to fall ill or injure themselves, with nobody around to help? A personal alarm for the elderly helps to restore peace of mind, knowing that your loved ones are being looked after.
What Is An Alarm For Elderly People?
Alarms for elderly people are designed to take the worry out of independent living. Using a simple button-activation system, an elderly alarm is an easy-to-use method of summoning assistance should the user experience an accident, illness or fall. Alarms come in a variety of forms, making it easy to choose an alarm to suit the specific needs of you or your loved ones. All alarms do however offer the functionality to contact either a designated friend or family member, or our 24/7 rapid response monitoring center. This allows help to be on the way in a matter of minutes, if required.
Why Choose An Alarm For Elderly People?
An elderly alarm is designed to help older people to remain at home for longer. It reduces the need for medical intervention or hospital admittance, and gives both the user and their loved ones greater peace of mind.
Types Of Elderly Alarm
In terms of personal alarm types, there are a number of types of alarm suitable for elderly people living alone. This means that there is almost always a product directly suited to the needs and requirements of you or your relatives situation.
The first and most common style of alarm is a landline based alarm. Consisting of telephone base unit and an emergency button, usually located on a wrist watch or a pendant style necklace, a Friends and Family alarm could be the perfect solution For those who have a home telephone landline and loved ones living nearby. Using the phone line to alert the designated contact if the button is pressed, this type of elderly alarm is easy to set up and use. If the user does not have family living close by or if they are unavailable, this style of alarm can also connect to the 24/7 monitoring centre, ensuring the user is able to request help at any time.
For those without a landline or those who maintain an active lifestyle spending a large portion of their time away from the home, a no-landline alarm is likely a better solution, coined by us as a Go Anywhere alarm. Using the latest GPS mobile technology, this type of alarm provides peace of mind to the user both out and about and inside of the home. When the button is pressed, either the monitoring centre or a nominated contact is alerted, offering them the chance to speak with their loved one via our two-way communication technology and providing them with their location.
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A fall detection alarm is a solution that can be incorporated into both landline based and mobile based alarm devices. They provide arguably, even greater peace of mind in the event of a fall or illness. If the wearer loses mobility or consciousness, the alarm will detect the falling movement or prolonged periods of stillness, alerting the monitoring centre or a designated contact without the need to push a button.
The final option is our talking pendant alarm; a solution that is exclusive to SureSafe. As previously mentioned, the talking pendant alarm allows the wearer to speak through the pendant to a responder. Unlike the majority of home based personal alarms, the wearer is able to communicate from anywhere in the house via the pendant, rather than directly through the base unit itself. The wearer can then, if able, give details of their accident to the responder so that an appropriate course of action can be taken.
Contact the experienced SureSafe team today to find out more on choosing the best elderly alarm to suit your needs.