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Neck Alarms for the Elderly

Nothing is more important than the safety of our loved ones. Our elderly loved ones in particular can be at most risk of injuring themselves or falling ill, especially if living alone. This can be a big source of worry for many. By encouraging the use of a neck alarm for the elderly, you can help to put your mind at ease and help those living alone to feel safer and more secure by providing a simple way to call for help in the event of an emergency. When faced with an emergency such as a fall, a loss of consciousness, or a stroke, it may not be possible to reach or use a phone in order to gain assistance. With a neck alarm for the elderly, help is just a button press away.

Why do I Need a Neck Alarm for the Elderly?

If your elderly loved one lives alone, it is important to ensure they are able to gain assistance quickly should they need it. More and more of our older generation are opting to live alone, this can mean that they are often isolated for prolonged periods of time. It is therefore vital that they have a way to raise the alarm in the event of an emergency. 

The most common cause of admission to hospital for people over the age of 65 is falling over. Around a third of all people over the age of 65 will fall at least once per year, this rises to 50% for those over 80. The unfortunate reality of this is that when somebody has a fall, they are not always able to use a phone in order to call for help. This could result in worsened injuries, distress, and could even be fatal in some cases. Falls are the largest cause of injury-related deaths in those over 75 and 47% of falls require assistance to get back up. A neck alarm for the elderly can ensure that the necessary assistance is gained rapidly, helping to improve the safety of your elderly loved ones. 

Our neck alarms for the elderly not only put their minds at ease but also your own, knowing that they are being looked after 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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How do Neck Alarms for the Elderly Work?

Our neck alarms for the elderly work via a telephone-based system, allowing the user to immediately call for help in the event of an emergency. The user wears the alarm pendant around their neck; the pendant contains an emergency button which allows the wearer to call for help should they fall, feel unwell or require assistance. Many of our neck alarms for the elderly also include automatic fall detection to ensure assistance can be gained even if the user is unconscious and unable to press the emergency button themselves.

In order to send out the alert, the neck alarm pendant is linked to a base unit; this base unit is usually the telephone landline in the home. We do however offer mobile neck alarms for the elderly which utilise mobile technology in order to allow the alarm to be used both inside and outside of the home. Mobile alarms are ideal for elderly people who wish to stay active and are often away from the house. Nevertheless, in both mobile and landline alarms, the result is the same. When the alarm button is pressed it activates the base unit, this in turn alerts a designated responder (usually a friend or family member), or alerts the SureSafe 24/7 response centre, who will be able to arrange the necessary assistance immediately.

The Benefits of a Neck Alarm for the Elderly

Neck alarms for the elderly have a wide range of benefits. The first and arguably most important benefit is helping to prevent sustained and more severe injuries. Studies in the UK have shown that the longer a person stays on the ground following a fall, the longer the recovery time will be. Lying on the floor with an injury for a prolonged period of time can result in further health complications, often causing lifelong ailments. This highlights one of the main benefits of personal alarms for the elderly. They allow immediate help to be requested. Studies also show that by gaining help immediately, the chance of making a full recovery increases to 80%. This shows how neck alarms for the elderly can be potentially life-saving devices in the event of an emergency.

In addition to this, neck alarms can help to reduce both worry and risk. It has been shown that those who are less confident and worry more about injuring themselves are more likely to. This is because they may be less keen to move around in fear of falling, however reducing movement also reduces mobility making falling more likely. Confidence is therefore key in helping to protect your elderly loved ones living alone. A neck alarm for the elderly can be paramount in helping to restore this confidence, knowing that assistance is just the press of a button away.

Here at SureSafe, we offer a range of neck alarms for the elderly that can help individuals to live worry-free in the safety of their home whilst providing comfort and peace of mind for friends and loved ones. They help elderly people to maintain independence for longer and live a more fulfilling lifestyle. 

To find the perfect option for your elderly loved ones, browse our full range of alarm devices for the elderly.