Neck Alarms for Elderly
Nothing is more important that our loved one’s safety. Providing a neck alarm for elderly loved ones can help those living alone to feel safer and more secure by providing contact to the outside world in the event of an emergency. They can also offer peace of mind to family and friends. When faced with an emergency like a fall, losing consciousness or having a stroke, a mobile phone isn’t always within reach to call for help. With neck alarms, that help is just a button press away.
Are neck alarms for the elderly necessary?
If your elderly loved one lives alone, it is important to ensure they are able to gain assistance quickly should they need it. As many of the older generation isolate for prolonged periods of time it is vital that they have a way to raise the alarm in an emergency. The most common cause of admission to hospital for people over sixty-five is falling over, and the unfortunate reality is that when somebody has a fall, they are not always able to use a mobile phone to call for help. 47% of falls require assistance to get back up, a neck alarm can ensure this assistance is one button press away.
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 unfortunate event of an emergency. The alarm user wears their pendant around their neck, and an emergency button allows them to call for help should they fall, feel unwell or require assistance. This pendant is linked to a base unit operating through the telephone landline in the home. When the alarm bracelet is pressed it activates the base unit, this in turn calls through to SureSafe’s 24/7 Response centre who will arrange assistance immediately.
Alternatively, we have a range of ‘Go Anywhere‘ alarms that work using mobile phone signal, do not require a landline and can be used both at home and away from it.
The benefits of neck alarms for the elderly
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. According to studies, this increases the chance of a full recovery to 80% and makes a neck alarm a potentially life-saving piece of equipment.
In addition to this, neck alarms can reduce worry and risk. Nothing is more important than safety and a neck alarm means that loved ones will worry less about welfare knowing that assistance is a button press away.
SureSafe offers a range of neck alarms for the elderly that can help individuals live worry-free in the safety of their home whilst providing comfort and peace of mind for friends and loved ones.
See our full range of fall detection devices here.