Why Your Elderly Loved One Needs a Personal Alarm

The healthcare industry is constantly evolving due to innovations in technology; it has played an extensive role in the enhancement of the sector, in areas such as patient care and rehabilitation.
One such type of technology, that has been transformative to the healthcare industry, is Telecare Equipment. Telecare equipment allows the user to immediately call for help should they fall, become ill or feel at risk, usually via the push of a button. The importance of personal safety alarms is ever-increasing as the population of the UK ages. According to a report published by ONS, the population of the UK was a reported 65 million in 2016; amongst this 18% of people were from the 65+ age group Elderly people are much more vulnerable to injury or illness, with approximately a third of people over the age of 65 falling once per year and half of all people over the age of 80. Due to this a large portion of households within the UK could greatly benefit from the assistance provided by a personal alarm system.

How can a personal alarm system help you?

There is a long list of circumstances in which a personal alarm can be of assistance, therefore the benefits of having such a system are extremely wide-reaching. Below we explore the circumstances and advantages of a personal alarm system.

Serious Medical Conditions

Personal safety alarms are often recommended by medical professionals for use by people suffering with serious medical conditions such as Epilepsy, Dementia or seizures. According to a report published by the Alzheimer’s Society, there are over 850,000 people living with different stages of dementia in the UK. There are also approximately 500,000 people suffering with epilepsy in some form, according to the Epilepsy Society. Illnesses such as these can make people more susceptible to injury, causing confusion or seizures, resulting in a fall.  Fall Detection Alarms by SureSafe have highly-functional inbuilt sensors that can detect a fall, and call for assistance, as well as notify the loved ones of the wearer.

For Independent Living

Living independently can become increasingly difficult in old age. Not only are people more susceptible to injury, but other factors such as a lack of confidence and confusion can prevent independent living. It has been shown in many cases that independence massively contributes to happiness and life satisfaction. It is therefore something that should continue to be encouraged long into old age, where possible.  One method of encouraging this is via a personal safety alarm for the elderly. Alarms come in many formats such as mobile GPS tracker alarms, pendant alarms and more. 

Arguably the most appropriate choice for independent living would be a mobile GPS tracker alarm. The SureSafe ‘Go Anywhere’ alarms allow the wearer to remain connected to a designated contact or to the 24/7 monitoring centre regardless of their location. Using highly advanced GPS tracking technology, should the wearer require assistance, their location can be quickly identified so that help can be provided. In utilising this style of alarm, wearers are able to live a normal life i.e. visit the shops, go for a walk etc. without worry, enabling the wearer to move around safely both inside and outside of the home.

For Peace Of Mind

Looking after your elderly loved ones is a huge responsibility and one that should not be neglected. Ensuring you are doing the best by them, to maintain their safety can weigh on your mind. A personal safety alarm can offer  peace of mind, not only for yourself, but also for your elderly loved ones. With an added layer of security, elderly people living alone are able to do so with confidence. With greater confidence comes a higher quality of life and reduced vulnerability.

At SureSafe we offer a wide range of personal alarms including the Suresafe 24/7 Connect alarm, talking pendant alarms, and many more. With access to help at just the push of a button, you can rest easy knowing that your loved ones are being looked after. Should an emergency situation presents itself, the designated contact or 24 hour monitoring centre will be immediately notified. Our alarms boast an easy-to-use interface, high sensitivity, and quick response time.

At SureSafe we are committed to improving the quality of life of elderly people. A personal alarm system can go a long way to doing this. To ensure the safety of your loved ones, it is important to choose the right provider.

SureSafe is one of the top providers of personal alarms for the elderly in the UK. We offer a comprehensive selection of telecare equipment, from mobile GPS tracker alarms to fall detection and pendant alarm systems.  Call us at 0800 112 3201 in order to discuss your specific needs with a member of our expert team.

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