5 reasons fall alarms give the elderly greater independence

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You may be thinking about care options and might be unsure as to whether fall alarms are the right choice; well we’ve come up with a list of reasons that fall alarms could be the key to you or your loved on living life with the comfort of knowing that help is at hand.

Here are five reasons why a fall alarm could give you or an elderly relative greater independence.

  1. You can live by yourself.

A fall alarm allows you to call for help when you need it with just the touch of a button; this sends out an alert to let someone know that you're in need of assistance. By having a fall alarm, you are free to live in the comfort of your own home with access to 24/7 support and care if it's required.

  1. Peace of mind with automatic fall detection.

Knowing that your fall alarm can call for assistance if you need it is a great comfort to yourself as well as your friends and family. With automatic fall detection, the alarm can generate a call if the wearer is unable to push the button for any reason, perhaps because of loss of consciousness or disorientation from an accident. This means that help is on its way even if the button cannot be pushed manually, which offers yourself and your family peace of mind knowing that assistance will be called as soon as possible.

  1. No heavy technology to carry around.

Fall alarms have come a long way, and you don't need to worry about being encumbered by heavy technology. Fall alarms come with portable, lightweight pendants which can be worn around the neck, wrist, or clipped onto a belt making it a comfortable accessory for the elderly wearer. You can simply wear the fall alarm and go about your day as normal.

  1. Un-assisted showering with waterproof alarms.

Most slips and falls commonly occur in the bath or shower, and if you're living on your own or you have elderly relatives, you may be worried about being able to call for assistance without having in-house care. 

Most fall alarm pendants are waterproof, allowing you to continue with your daily routine by taking your fall alarm pendant into the bath or shower. You can benefit from independent living whilst feeling comforted knowing that, should an accident happen, your fall alarm is still able to generate a call for aid to come and assist you.

  1. You can still enjoy the garden.

A common misconception about fall alarms is that the wearer will need to stay indoors and won't be able to venture outside. Many fall alarms have a great range and work up to 50 - 100m away, so you can still enjoy that cup of tea in the garden on a lovely day.

These are just five reasons why a fall alarm is a great tool for the elderly friend or family member who wants to keep their independence whilst enjoying peace of mind knowing that help is at hand if needed.

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