Pendant alarms for seniors can provide a sense of safety and independence, potentially even saving your life in case of a fall.
They can be connected to a base unit that links to an 24 hour monitoring centre manned by a trained team of staff members. Through communication and arrangement of help from family, neighbors or emergency services, these professionals are able to communicate with you and coordinate assistance from family, neighbours or the police.
Peace of mind
An alarm in the home can offer senior citizens peace of mind, allowing them to continue living independently in their own homes. Many find the thought of moving into a care home distressing, so having access to an alarm gives them an actual alternative.
Personal alarms can also provide protection for those with medical conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes or heart issues who experience sudden weakness, disorientation or fainting that could prove fatal. Personal alarms serve as a lifeline to these vulnerable individuals by alerting friends, family or the NHS in case of an emergency.
Personal alarms come in a range of sizes and designs – some discreet, others large and visible, while some feature an SOS button to make them stand out. The best ones for seniors have automatic fall detection which means they will sound an alert if someone falls or stops moving.
To select the ideal alarm for you and your loved ones, it’s essential to take into account their individual needs and seek professional advice from a doctor before purchasing anything.
Help when you need it
Our pendant alarms are designed for easy use even if you’re not tech-savvy. In case of an emergency, simply press the button on your pendant and be connected to our 24-hour help centre.
If you or someone close to you has a health or disability condition, having access to an accessible safety device that’s easy to reach when needed is essential. Our selection of pendant alarms can be worn around the wrist or neck for easy access when needed.
Each year, one in four elderly people experience falls. Personal pendant alarms offer peace of mind to both the user and their family or care givers, helping them remain independent for longer.
Pendant alarms are small, discreet devices attached to a lanyard or pendant necklace. They’re then connected to a 24-hour monitoring service with trained personnel 365 days a year.
Detection of a fall
One in three people over 65 will experience a fall at some point during their lifetime, but falls don’t need to be an inevitable part of getting older. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to help avoid them.
If you’re feeling unsteady on your feet, talk to your health and social care trust about a fall risk assessment (or take our online quiz). These assessments can provide advice about making small changes around the home like installing handrails in bathrooms or gardens.
Our pendant alarms can automatically detect falls – simply press the button to call for assistance. This is an ideal feature if you’re concerned about becoming injured at home, or don’t want your family members calling emergency services on your behalf.
Talking pendant alarms are connected to our 24/7 monitoring centre or nominated contacts, enabling you to speak directly from the pendant itself. This means you can do this from any room in your house – including bedrooms and the bath/shower if you’re out and about!
Two-way communication between an individual who is experiencing an emergency and a trained responder can offer comfort. This is especially helpful if the user cannot hear or speak to staff members; it allows them to express their needs and give the responder a comprehensive picture of what has transpired.
Pendant alarms work by dialing a 24/7 response centre when a button is pressed, usually worn around the wrist or neck as a pendant. The response centre can then contact up to 8 preprogrammed contacts – friends and family who live nearby – in order to discuss the situation and arrange help.
This is an effective way to provide comfort for the elderly and vulnerable. It’s cost-effective, keeping people out of hospitals and in their own homes; hopefully reducing pressure on the NHS by avoiding unnecessary bed blocking and decreasing patient needs for home care.