How Personal Alarms For The Elderly Can Help
We give the wearer confidence with an added layer of security to help them remain in their homes for longer. Our vast range of personal alarms for the elderly work via a telephone-based system allowing the user to call for help immediately in the unfortunate event of an emergency. Knowing that your loved ones are being looked after 24 hours a day 7 days a week, 365 day a year, will also ease your own mind and give you ultimate reassurance.
How do Personal Alarms for the Elderly Work?
There are many different types of elderly alarms, however, they all work in a similar fashion by utilising telephone-based technology and usually consist of a base unit and a remote alarm being your pendant or wristband. This the user will wear at all times. In the event of an emergency, the elderly user will be able to press the remote alarm in order to signal for help and request assistance. When the emergency button is pressed, it will send a wireless signal which is transmitted to the base unit; this will then automatically alert SureSafe’s 24/7 monitoring centre or a predetermined, designed contact that has been set by the user, family or friend.
At SureSafe we offer an extensive range of personal alarms for the elderly, with a variety of features to suit almost any need or circumstance. By choosing our help the aged personal alarms, we are able to offer the wearer’s instance assistance, when it matters the most.
The Benefits of Personal Alarms for the Elderly
One of the main benefits of a Personal Alarm for the Elderly is the fall detector. They allow immediate help to be gained after a fall as it automatically detects the sudden movement making the response instant. According to studies, this increases the chance of a full recovery to 80% and makes a personal alarm a potentially life-saving piece of equipment which is needed for any elderly living alone.
Because of this, personal elderly alarms are known to improve the quality of life drastically. Studies show that an alarm for an old person can have positive health benefits due to an improvement in confidence. This confidence stems from the knowledge that should they fall, become ill or feel in danger, they are able to call alert the 24/7 monitoring centre, or a designated contact, at the push of a button. This results in many wearers staying active and maintaining their independence long into old age. When a person stays active their bodies remain more mobile and responsive, thus reducing the likelihood they will lose balance or strength. In effect, using an elderly alarm can actually help to reduce the chance of a fall occurring and improve their mobility long-term.
UK Fall Statistics
If your elderly loved ones live alone or spend prolonged periods of time alone, it is important to ensure they are able to gain assistance quickly should they need it. Recent UK fall statistics highlight the need for elderly alarms, with the aim of protecting your loved ones.
- 1 in 2 people over the age of 65 fall each year
- In people over the age of 80, this figure increases to 3 in 4 people experiencing a fall each year
- 47% of those falls result in the injured person requiring assistance in order to get up
- 76% of falls result in admission to A&E and subsequent release
- 24% of falls result in admission to A&E and subsequent hospitalisation
It has also been shown that the more quickly a person receives assistance after a fall, the more likely they are to make a full recovery. Lying on the floor with an injury for a prolonged period of time can result in further health complications, often causing lifelong ailments.
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Different Types of Personal Alarm for the Elderly
As mentioned above, studies in the UK have shown that the longer a person stays on the ground following a fall, the longer the length of their recovery time will be and the lesser the extent of their recovery. This highlights one of the best selling types of personal alarms for the elderly.
We stock an unrivalled range with different pensioner personal alarms boasting different features, such as automatic fall detection, to suit the user’s specific needs and circumstances. Our help the aged personal alarms can be broken down into two main areas: landline-based alarms and mobile personal alarms.
Landline Based Alarms
Landline based old person alarms are made up of a base unit and an emergency button. The base unit connects to the user’s landline, using this to call for assistance if the emergency button is pressed. We currently offer three different types of personal alarm for the elderly which use the wearer’s landline telephone to call for help when needed – the SureSafe 24/7 Connect Personal Alarm, the TalkSafe 24/7 Connect Personal Alarm and the Family & Friends Personal Alarm. In addition to these, we also have our Elderly Fall Alarm products. To discuss the specific features of each alarm and find out which is the best option for your loved ones, contact our team of experts today.
Mobile Personal Alarms for the Elderly
If users do not have access to a landline or are often ‘out and about’ there is a solution. Our mobile elderly alarms offer the protection of a personal alarm regardless of location, providing a mobile signal is available. Mobile personal alarms utilise mobile technology, in order to send an alert signal to the response centre, or to a designated contact, in the event of an emergency. This style of personal alarm allows wearers to maintain an active and independent lifestyle, safe in the knowledge they are being looked after. Our mobile alarms also include GPS trackers that allow wearers to be easily located if assistance is required. Our range of ‘no landline’ personal alarms for the elderly can either be linked directly to our 24/7 response centre or can be programmed to call your family and friends at the push of a button. To discover more about our mobile personal alarms, our team of experts are on hand to answer any questions and offer advice.