Most people don’t think about what would happen if they had an accident or some type of medical emergency, especially if they live alone. This can be a very common scenario for the elderly and many people are starting to take precautions to make sure that their ageing loved ones are protected. There are a number of personal alarm systems that allow a person to contact help with the simple push of a button.
An elderly person has a much higher likelihood of taking a serious fall or experiencing some other type of medical emergency. Many older people live alone, or if not they may have long periods of time at home alone, while the other people they live with are at work. In these cases, time is of the essence if a person gets hurt. Some people that fall may still be conscious, others will lose consciousness, but either way, they cannot reach a phone to call for help. If they have a personal alarm they can push a button on the alarm to call for help. If they have a fall alert pendant then the alarm will automatically activate, even if they lose consciousness.
If you are looking into buying a personal alarm system it is important to make sure that the system has a panic alarm button. This button will allow a person to call for help no matter where they are. Many alarms have a pendant that a person can wear around their neck or on their wrist. This ensures that the alarm is always close and convenient in case of an emergency.
The cost for a system with a panic alarm button may vary depending on the type of alarm that is purchased and where the alarm was purchased from. Some of these systems may cost a bit more, but having that alarm button may be the very thing that saves a person’s life one day.