Emergency Button For The Elderly

For many people worrying about loved ones is a common feeling, especially those elderly loved ones living alone. What if they fall and injure themselves? What if they’re too ill to call anybody for help? What would happen? An emergency button for elderly people, can help to alleviate those worries.

At one time it was common for many elderly people to live with a family member or failing that,  in a residential care home. In present times, an increasing number of older people are keen to carry on living independently, in the comfort of their own home. Whilst this can be beneficial to older people, proven to increase quality of life, adding to overall happiness and confidence, thus decreasing the risk of falling, it isn’t without its problems. When older people live alone, major problems can arise should they suffer a fall, become unwell or have an accident. Without anyone around to provide essential assistance, they endure unnecessary suffering or an extended period of hospitalisation. An emergency button for elderly people helps reduce the risk of this eventuality.

How Does An Emergency Button For Elderly People Work?

There are a number of types of emergency button for the elderly. They tend to use either a telephone landline or mobile technology, in order to communicate to a predetermined contact or monitoring center that there is an issue and assistance may be required. Featuring a base unit and separate panic button, worn discreetly around the neck, around the wrist or possibly on a keyring, these devices allow the wearer to simply push a button in the event of an emergency to summon help. A signal is transmitted from the button to the base unit. The base unit then calls a designated friend or family member or alerts the 24/7 monitoring centre. As a result, help can be summoned virtually instantly.


Why Consider Getting An Emergency Button For Elderly Relatives?

If you live alone and have concerns about growing older or have concerns about an elderly relative living alone, a panic button could be the answer. Especially useful if you do not live close to your loved ones and are therefore, unable to get to them quickly in an emergency situation.

If an elderly relative has a known health condition or mobility problem, an emergency button is an essential tool that will help to give you both much improved peace of mind. Even if your relative is currently fit and well, the chance of them requiring assistance in the future is high. Regardless of fitness level, approximately half of all people aged 65 and over will fall at least once per year. The figure increases to 75% in those aged over 80. Having an emergency button for your elderly relative will ensure that, should an incident arise, they can get help as quickly as possible.

At SureSafe there are a wide variety of emergency buttons available. Solutions to suit the needs and requirements of a vast range of users. Contact our experienced and knowledgeable team today and help improve the quality of life of your loved ones.