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Old People Alarm

Old People Alarm

Choosing an old people alarm for your elderly relatives or friends is one of the best gifts you could give them. With many elderly people experiencing emergency situations, such as falls, injury or illness, putting contingencies in place is key. Whilst making adaptations to the home can help to negate risk of falls or injury, it is impossible to account for everything. An old people alarm works to protect your elderly loved ones in these situations.  A personal alarm allows wearers to call for assistance should an emergency situation occur. This gives them the safety and security they need to be able to maintain independence, while giving you the peace of mind that they are looked after.

What Types of Old People Alarm are There?

With several different types of personal and emergency alarms available, at SureSafe we ensure that the full spectrum of needs and requirements are catered for. The different types of personal alarms include:

Fall Alarms

Fall alarms are innovative pieces of technology, designed for elderly people, to ensure that help is received in the event of a fall.  By measuring numerous factors such as air pressure and air speed, devices with this functionality are able to automatically detect when a fall has occurred. When changes consistent with a fall are detected, the alarm sends a signal to its base unit, which then alerts the responder who can assist appropriately. 

Fall alarms are a great old people alarm, as they ensure that those who can’t press a button (such as those who are unconscious or have had a stroke, heart attack or epileptic fit) swiftly get the help they need. It has been shown that rapid response to falls aids recovery and helps to reduce the risk of sustained injury. By utilising a fall alarm, this rapid response can be guaranteed, thus adding to the safety of your loved ones.

Talking Pendant Alarms

Talking pendant alarms are unique personal alarm devices that allow for two-way communication between the wearer and the responder. Most personal alarm systems require the user to be close to the base unit in order to speak to the responder. Talking pendant alarms however, essentially act as a wearable base unit.  Should an elderly person need assistance, they are able to talk to a designated contact or monitoring centre via the pendant itself. This allows them to request assistance, no matter their location in the home. The responder is also able to ask further questions and offer assurances before coming to their aid.

Working anywhere in the house, it’s the perfect choice for elderly people living, or spending prolonged periods of time, alone.

Anywhere Alarms

Most personal old people alarms use landline technology in order to connect a base unit to a monitoring centre or dedicated contact. Anywhere alarms are a little bit different however

Instead of connecting to a landline base unit, anywhere alarms use mobile technology. The benefit of this is that users are able to use their personal alarm, no matter where they are. Personal alarms utilising landline technology can only be used within a specific range of the base unit. This usually covers the house but no further.  

Connected to help via an inbuilt SIM and utilising the mobile network, the anywhere alarm range is the perfect fit for those who like to get out and about, allowing more independence to the elderly wearer.

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Why Choose an Old People Alarm for your Friend or Loved One?

Choosing an old people alarm comes with several key benefits, including:

  • Peace of mind that your elderly loved one will be able to alert a designated contact, or monitoring centre, should they fall, become ill or find themselves in a dangerous situation
  • Reducing the chances of repeated, subsequent hospital visits for falls
  • Improving recovery times due to fast response
  • Allowing independence to be maintained long into old age; proven to improve overall happiness and mental wellbeing

To help protect your loved ones, browse the SureSafe range of old people alarm products. Not sure which is the best option for you? Contact a member of our friendly and knowledgeable team for expert support and advice.