A personal alarm allows the user the freedom to live independently in their own home, secure in the knowledge that if there is an accident, or they have a fall, they can get help quickly.
At the touch of a button friends or family can be alerted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, offering peace of mind and reassurance. Personal alarms allow people to call for help if they have a fall or accident at home. They can also help the elderly and less mobile feel confident and safe in their own home.
Personal alarms and the elderly go hand in hand together, offering peace of mind to family and friends when they are not around to help, such as living a long distance away, or when they are on holiday.
Types of Alarms
There are many types of panic alarms for the elderly that can be used in the home, or travelling about outside. These include –
Motion detector alarms
Pendant Alarms for the Elderly
Pendant Alarms are the perfect answer for the elderly or disabled person living on their own. They offer peace of mind with minimal intrusion. If you are worried about your own safety, or that of a loved one, a Lifeline Pendant Alarm is perfect for you.
Despite its name, a personal alarm pendant can be worn around the neck or the wrist. They are ideal for the elderly, disabled, chronically ill or people who just need a little bit of reassurance to remain independent at home.
How a Pendant Alarm Works
The user of the alarm needs help, so they activate the pendant they are wearing.
An alarm call is received almost immediately by a 24 hour monitoring centre.
The monitoring centre try to communicate with the alarm user by speaking to them over the base unit’s loudspeaker.
The monitoring centre then arrange help in the form of family, friends, neighbours or the emergency services.