Personal Alarms for the Elderly
At SureSafe we provide an extensive range of personal alarms for the elderly, designed to help keep your loved ones safe. Our elderly alarms allow peace of mind to our customers knowing that assistance is merely the push of a button away. This added layer of security gives wearers the confidence to maintain their independence and remain in their own homes for longer. Our range of personal 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. Our alarms for the elderly do not only put the mind of your loved ones at ease but also your own, knowing that they are being looked after 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
How do Personal Alarms for the Elderly Work?
There are many different types of alarms for the elderly however, they all work in a relatively similar fashion. For the most part, elderly alarms utilise telephone-based technology and usually consist of a base unit and a remote alarm button. The remote alarm button should be worn around either the neck or wrist at all times. In the event of an emergency, the elderly user is able to press the emergency button in order to request assistance. On pressing the button a wireless signal is transmitted to the base unit; this 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.
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. The end result always remains the same however; by choosing any of our personal alarms, we are able to offer wearers instant assistance when it matters most.
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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.
The Benefits of Personal Alarms 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 main benefits of personal alarms for the elderly. They allow immediate help to be gained after a fall. 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.
In addition to this, personal alarms are able to drastically improve overall quality of life. Studies show that personal alarms for the elderly 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 alert the 24/7 monitoring centre, or a designated contact, at the push of a button. This results in many users staying more 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.
Different Types of Personal Alarm for the Elderly
We stock an unrivalled range of personal alarms for the elderly, with different alarms boasting different features, such as automatic fall detection, to suit the user’s specific needs and circumstances. Our personal alarms can be broken down into two main areas: landline based alarms and mobile personal alarms.
Landline Based Alarms
Landline based elderly alarms are made up of a base unit and an emergency button. The base unit connects to the users 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 wearers 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. 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.