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Wrist Alarms for the Elderly

Wrist Alarms for the Elderly

One of the most important factors in the recovery of elderly people after a fall is immediate attention and medical assistance. It has been proven that those who receive immediate assistance following a fall have an 80% chance of making a full recovery.  This is a huge percentage considering that 24% of falls, in people over the age of 65, result in hospitalisation. Whilst it may not be possible to negate the risk of falls altogether, you can ensure that your elderly relatives are well looked after. A personal alarm device, such as an alarm wristband, is the perfect way to do this.

What is a Wrist Alarm for the Elderly?

A wrist alarm for the elderly is a personal safety device designed for elderly people living alone. It is an emergency alarm, worn around the wrist like a bracelet that can be used to call for assistance if necessary. As the device is located on the wrist, it is easily within reach at all times. Users are able to press the emergency button should they fall, injure themselves, become ill or feel in danger. This allows them to alert a designated contact or 24 hour monitoring centre, in order to gain rapid assistance should it be required. 

Our alarm wristbands can also include accurate fall detection technology, allowing users to gain assistance without having to press the emergency button. By measuring changes in air speed and pressure, falls can be automatically detected, ensuring help is gained even if the user is unable to request it themselves. They are an innovative and ground-breaking step forward in technology that can result in a happier and more independent lifestyle for your elderly loved ones.

The Benefits of Using an Alarm Wristband

Using an alarm wristband has many benefits to both the wearer and their friends/family or caregivers. By allowing assistance to be gained at any time of day, should an emergency occur, you can rest easy. It can be an essential lifeline for someone suffering with conditions such as epilepsy. In cases of epilepsy, an automatic fall detection system means that any injury sustained during a seizure can be dealt with almost immediately. The same is true for falls, heart attacks, strokes, or any other incident that could cause a fall or injury.

With immediate medical attention, chances of full recovery are greatly increased. This therefore, gives an added layer of security for elderly people living alone. As well as the safety benefits of an alarm wristband, it can be a massive confidence boost to old people wishing to remain independent. 

It has been proven that independence promotes happiness and a healthier lifestyle. With this added protection, elderly people are able to maintain their independence for longer, stay in their own home and enjoy an active lifestyle.

While not available in our wristband range, our GO 24/7 neck worn alarms should be considered as they also contain in-built GPS tracking.  This allows the wearer to be easily located in an emergency situation. The use of  mobile-based technology means that no landline is required in order to alert a designated contact or our 24/7 monitoring centre. This means that the wearer is able to socialise away from the home without losing the protection of their personal alarm.

WRIST ALARMS FOR THE ELDERLY

Features of an Alarm Wristband 

  • Discreet technology that can include automatic fall detection means that the elderly wearer can be as independent as they wish
  • Securely fastened to the wrist, the wristband alarm is unlikely to be lost, misplaced or cause injury
  • Allows immediate assistance to be given at the push of a button, anytime, thus increasing the chances of a full recovery after a fall or injury

If you are interested in purchasing an alarm wristband for yourself or your elderly loved ones, browse the product range. For additional support or information, contact a member of our expert team today.