For those suffering with epilepsy, either living alone or spending large portions of time at home by themselves, epilepsy seizures can be a real concern. The risk of sustaining an injury during an epileptic grand mal seizure can be worrying, not only for the epilepsy sufferers themselves, but also for their friends and family. An epilepsy alarm could be the perfect solution. Epilepsy alarms help to ensure that a designated contact or a medical professional is alerted, should a seizure occur.
What is an Epilepsy Alarm?
Epilepsy alarms tend to come in 2 distinct forms; fall alarms or bed sensors. A fall alarm is a device which measures changes in air pressure to detect when a fall has occurred. During a seizure, as the user falls, a designated contact or monitoring centre will therefore be alerted. This allows immediate medical assistance to be sent to the user, thus helping to prevent the risk of further injury. Bed sensors, on the other hand, are ideal for use during the night time. Placed under the epilepsy sufferers mattress, epilepsy bed alarms sense movement associated with nocturnal seizures. On detection of a seizure they will once again alert the necessary people so that assistance can be received.
A piece of simple technology such as a seizure alarm can be key in helping to prevent serious injury. This is because it allows the user to gain medical assistance rapidly, should it be required.
Here at SureSafe, we offer a range of epilepsy alarms with fall detection included. Taking the form of a pendant, wristband or belt clip device, epilepsy alarms are wearable sensors. With a wide range of options available, from style to included features, you are sure to find the perfect solution for you and your loved ones.
How Do Epilepsy Alarms Work?
An epilepsy seizure alarm works by automatically sensing when a person has fallen, as is inevitable during a seizure. The wearable sensor, unlike other personal alarms, does not need to be consciously activated by the wearer. Alternatively, the device uses the latest technology in order to automatically detect when a fall has occurred.
It does this by measuring factors such as air pressure and air speed. Should the device sense that a fall has taken place, a signal will be sent to the device’s base unit. Upon receipt of this signal, the unit will contact a designated contact (usually a family member) or connect to the SureSafe 24/7 monitoring centre. In doing this, help can be sent to the address almost immediately, giving both the user and their loved ones greater peace of mind.
WHICH IS THE BEST EPILEPSY ALARM?
The best epilepsy alarm for you entirely depends on your needs and personal circumstances. Within the SureSafe range of epilepsy alarms, there are a number of options suitable for different lifestyles and preferences. Our ‘Go Anywhere’ alarms are a great option for those who venture outside of the home frequently and enjoy an active lifestyle. With automatic fall detection, GPS tracker technology and connection to our 24/7 monitoring centre or a designated contact at all times, wearers are able to gain assistance quickly, no matter where they are.
We also stock a number of epilepsy alarms, for use when inside the home or garden. With water resistance, automatic fall detection and 24/7 monitoring, they offer peace of mind to wearers and their loved ones, raising the alarm should an epileptic seizure strike.
How Can an Epilepsy Alarm Help You or Your Loved Ones?
Ensuring the safety of those you care about, with an epilepsy alarm, gives you the peace of mind that any injury sustained from a seizure will be detected immediately. This allows help to be gained quickly, preventing the risk of sustaining more severe injuries or further complications. You can be sure that your loved ones are being looked after.
With sensor-based protection, wearers are able to request assistance without even pushing the button. The fall detection feature of the alarm means that the falling movements associated with seizures will be sensed, and a signal sent out to alert the appropriate people.
Keeping you or a loved one safe is the main purpose of an epilepsy alarm. Taking precautions to prevent or lessen injury caused by a seizure may not always be enough. With a SureSafe epilepsy alarm, sufferers gain an added layer of security for their long-term and ongoing safety. This allows users to lead an independent and secure lifestyle.
Epilepsy Alarm Features
There are several types of epilepsy alarms available on the market. The most popular option, and arguably the most useful to epilepsy sufferers, is the fall detection alarm. Boasting a wide range of features, our SureSafeGO 24/7 fall detection alarm is the best solution for epilepsy sufferers looking to lead an independent lifestyle.
Key Features Include:
- Protection anywhere, both inside the home and away from it
- Monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- GPS Tracking so the wearer can be easily located
- Automatic signalling when a fall is detected
Still unsure on the best epilepsy alarm option for you or your loved ones? Contact a member of our expert team today for further advice and support.