An SOS pendant is an excellent way to ensure that your elderly loved ones are kept safe and are cared for appropriately in the event that something bad such as a fall, seizure or heart attack occurs. The SOS pendant allows wearers to request assistance should an emergency present itself, whilst also allowing them maintain their privacy and independence.If you are unsure on what an SOS pendant is or how it can benefit you and your loved ones, we are here to help. An SOS pendant is a great way to ensure assistance will be received rapidly when required, helping to reduce recovery times, improve the chances of a full recovery and helping to negate the chance of further complications.
What is an SOS Pendant?
An SOS pendant is a wearable personal alarm that allows the user to send an SOS signal to our dedicated 24/7 monitoring centre or to a designated contact. There are numerous variations of SOS pendant on the market, boasting a range of functionalities; the underlying principal remains the same however. SOS pendants are discrete devices, usually worn around the neck, that can be used to call for help at the push of a button.
The majority of personal alarm systems are for use within the home. They utilise the landline as the base unit, using this to send for help should it be required. This means that the wearer is only able to call for assistance, using the emergency button located on the pendant, whilst they are within range of the base unit. Our landline base Talking SOS pendants allow for two-way communication between the wearer and our 24/7 monitoring centre. This means that the responder can offer assurance to the wearer, assess the situation and thus take the most appropriate course of action. Other SOS alarms do not always allow for this communication unless you are speaking directly into the base unit.
At SureSafe we understand that maintaining an active lifestyle into old age is important for health and wellbeing. In doing this it is necessary to leave the house on occasion. We offer a ‘Go Anywhere’ range of SOS pendant alarms which utilise mobile technology to allow users to call for assistance no matter their location. This style of alarm also includes GPS tracking technology so that the wearer can be easily located in the event of a fall or emergency situation.
Many of our alarms also include automatic fall detection. If an elderly person were to fall or suffer a medical episode such as a seizure, they may be rendered unconscious or sustain severe injuries. This means it will not always be possible for users to press the emergency button for help. Our SOS pendants with automatic fall detection measure factors such as air pressure and speed in order to determine if a fall has taken place. On detecting a fall, the alarm will automatically alert the monitoring centre, meaning help is received almost immediately.
Benefits of an SOS Pendant
As outlined above, there are a few different types of SOS pendant available on the market. This includes fall alarms, talking pendants and mobile alarms. All of these alarm systems have one thing in common, they share many of the same great benefits for you and the elderly loved ones.
Not only does an SOS pendant offer increased chances of recovery and fewer repeat hospital visits from injuries, they also offer peace of mind to the wearer and their families. With an SOS pendant, you can be sure that your loved one will get the medical attention they need following a fall, epileptic fit, heart attack, stroke or any other event. Through this, elderly people are able to live alone and maintain an active lifestyle with confidence. This has been shown to positively impact the overall happiness and wellbeing of elderly people.
In addition to this, all of our personal alarm systems utilise simple to use functionality so that users can easily request assistance whenever they may need it.
Talking SOS Pendant Features
The Talking SOS pendant is a wearable pendant that goes around the neck of the wearer. This pendant is connected to a base unit that allows the wearer to talk to our response centre staff from anywhere in their house or garden by using the pendant.
If the wearer has fallen or is experiencing pain, shortness of breath or other worrying symptoms, they can get in touch in with us and we can ensure that appropriate medical attention is given in a timely manner.
Why Choose an SOS Pendant?
At SureSafe, we take the safety of our elderly citizens very seriously. Our 24/7 response centres allow full coverage no matter the time of the day, 365 days a year. Our excellent range of personal alarm systems, including the SOS pendant, are all designed to give an added layer of protection to elderly people living or spending prolonged periods of time alone. This allows wearers and their families added peace of mind and confidence.