Elderly Emergency Button
Elderly Emergency Button
As life expectancy rises within the UK, we have an ever-growing population of elderly people. When we age, we tend to encounter more health complications. Bones become more brittle, our balance becomes hindered, as well as being faced with a whole host of other health afflictions. All of these factors can make it more difficult to move around freely and make us more prone to sustaining injuries. It is therefore our responsibility to ensure that our elderly loved ones are well taken care of into their old age.
One of the most common causes of health complications, in elderly people, are the result of a fall either inside or outside of the home. Over half of people over the age of 80 will fall at least once per year, and a third of those over the age of 65. Putting precautions in place to protect the safety of your elderly loved ones is therefore essential.
It has been proven that in many cases, the speed at which assistance is received directly affects the severity of the injuries or health complications sustained. At SureSafe our aim is to limit the risk to elderly people, allowing them to lead an independent lifestyle. An elderly emergency button is the perfect solution in order to do this. Emergency buttons are potentially life saving devices which help to ensure the safety and security of your elderly loved ones.
What is an Elderly Emergency Button?
An elderly emergency button, otherwise known as an emergency alarm for the elderly, is a wearable alarm that can be used to alert others when urgent assistance is required. It can be used to notify a designated contact (usually a family member) or the SureSafe 24/7 monitoring centre, that an emergency situation has presented itself. This could be injury, illness or even an unwanted guest. It can be used in any situation in which the wearer feels they are at risk.
By simply pushing the button, usually located on either a pendant or wristband, the wearer will be directly connected to a pre-selected contact. This will allow them to either speak to the wearer, check on them or quickly gain the assistance of emergency services if required. Emergency buttons are an added layer of security for elderly people living or spending prolonged periods of time alone, giving peace of mind to both the wearer and their loved ones.
Why Choose an Emergency Alarm for the Elderly?
An emergency button or alarm is the best way to ensure the personal safety of an elderly person when they are alone. With this added layer of security, elderly people are able to have more freedom, and live a more independent lifestyle. This will help to give them the confidence to go out and about, without worrying about what might happen should they fall or become ill. If something were to happen whilst wearing an emergency button, they can be assured that assistance will be quickly on its way. This works towards the SureSafe aim of providing a safe and secure environment for elderly people living alone.
Types of Emergency Alarms for the Elderly
Emergency alarms and buttons for the elderly come in a variety of forms. Each type of alarm has different features to suit a range of needs and circumstances.
From easy to use panic buttons to fall alarms, our range of emergency buttons for the elderly has suitable options for almost anyone.
We offer two main types of alarm, the landline based alarm and the ‘Go Anywhere’ alarm systems. Our landline based alarms are offered in numerous formats including pendants and wristbands. They offer support to wearers within their home and garden. Operated by a simple button push, the wearer is able to quickly gain assistance, should it be required. Users are able to contact either a predetermined designated contact or the SureSafe 24/7 monitoring centre. Many of our landline based alarm buttons also come with automatic fall detection included. Measuring factors such as air speed and pressure, the devices are able to detect when a fall has occurred. It will then automatically alert the appropriate people, without the need to push the emergency button, ensuring urgent help is received to help prevent further or sustained injuries.
We also offer elderly emergency buttons suitable for use both inside and away from the home. This is our ‘Go Anywhere’ range. Utilising the latest in GPS tracking and mobile technology, users are connected to the 24/7 monitoring centre or their designated contact, no matter their location. This allows users the confidence to lead an independent and active lifestyle, enjoying activities such as walking or even just heading to the shops. These alarms also contain automatic fall detection.
Our innovative designs provide the highest level of security for your elderly loved ones. Unlike most personal alarm devices, many of our devices also offer ‘talking pendant’ functionality. This allows the wearer to speak through the pendant itself, rather than through the base unit, allowing the responder to assess the situation.
With this extensive array of emergency alarms for the elderly, there is sure to be an option to suit you and your loved ones.
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Features of an Emergency Button for the Elderly
As previously mentioned, an emergency alarm for elderly people comes with a whole host of possible features. This depends on the specific model chosen and the requirements of the wearer. Some of the most common features within our range include:
- 24/7 monitoring via the SureSafe monitoring centre
- Protection and security both inside and away from the home
- Use of mobile technology so a landline is not required and wearers can be easily located when away from the home
- Rapid response and the ability to gain medical assistance or otherwise quickly
- Peace of mind
Still unsure of the best elderly emergency button for you or your loved ones? Contact a member of the SureSafe team today for expert advice and support in your personal alarm needs.