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Emergency Alarms for Elderly People

Encouraging your elderly loved ones to use an emergency alarm can help them stay safe in their own homes and help them to maintain their independence for longer. Here in the UK, we have an aging population and the elderly are continuing to live longer thanks to medical and technological breakthroughs. The number of people over the age of 65 is predicted to rise by 40% in the next 15 years. It is therefore essential that we ensure they are looked after and can get help quickly should they need it.

Our emergency alarms for elderly people do just that. With help merely the push of a button away, both you and your loved ones can be confident that they will be well looked after, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Why are Emergency Alarms for Elderly People Necessary?

If your elderly loved ones are living alone it is important to ensure they are able to gain assistance quickly in the event of an emergency. Living alone can place elderly, disabled and vulnerable people at risk, especially as they are more prone to falls than those under the age of 65. Approximately 51% of people over the age of 75 live alone. A third of people over the age of 65 will fall at least once per year and nearly 1 in 2 people over the age of 80 will suffer a serious fall this year (Campaign To End Loneliness). The numbers are harrowing and it has never been more vital to ensure they have a way to raise the alarm in the event of an emergency. Our emergency alarms the elderly offer a life-changing solution to provide both you and your elderly loved ones with peace of mind.

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How do Emergency Alarms for the Elderly Work?

There are different types of emergency alarms for the elderly, however they all work in a relatively similar fashion. For the most part, emergency alarms utilise telephone-based technology and consist of a base unit and a remote alarm button. The remote alarm button is worn around either the neck or wrist and should be worn at all times. If the wearer falls, becomes injured, ill, or feels at risk they are able to press the emergency button in order to request assistance.

On pressing the button, a wireless signal is transmitted to the base unit; which will then automatically alert the SureSafe 24/7 monitoring centre or a predetermined, designated contact. This would usually be a family member or close friend. Whilst most emergency alarms for the elderly use a landline as the base unit, we also offer a range of mobile personal alarms. This style of alarm is perfect for elderly people who like to remain active and spend large portions of time away from the home. Utilising mobile technology, the alarm can be used anywhere providing a mobile signal is available.

At SureSafe we offer a comprehensive range of personal alarms for the elderly, with a variety of features to suit almost any needs or circumstance. By choosing SureSafe you can be sure your elderly loved ones can get instant assistance when it matters most.

The Benefits of an Emergency Alarm for the Elderly

The main benefit of an emergency alarm for the elderly is that it allows your loved ones to gain help immediately in the event of an emergency. 17% of older people are in contact with family, friends and neighbours less than once a week, even less-so during the current prolonged isolation period. If an accident were to occur, it could be hours, or even days before somebody is able to help. Emergency alarms can alleviate this risk. This is also important as studies show that the quicker help is gained after a severe fall, the likelihood of making a full recovery is significantly improved. 

In addition to this, by allowing them to maintain their independence long into old age, an emergency alarm for elderly loved ones can drastically improve quality of life. Confident in the knowledge that should they fall, become ill or feel in danger, they can request assistance at the push of a button, users are more likely to stay active and sociable.

Here at SureSafe, we offer a range of emergency alarm systems for elderly people living alone, which can help individuals to stay safe and independent in their own homes for longer. Browse our full range of personal alarm systems.