Whether the alarm is for yourself, an elderly relative, a friend, or a family member who is adjusting to a new life at home, here are three must-have features that you should look for in your personal fall alarm:
- Automatic fall detection.
The best fall alarms have automatic fall detection technology, which is a must-have if you're looking to make a purchase.
These fall alarms activate when a fall is detected, so if the wearer is unconscious or disoriented, the alarm will generate a call for assistance even if they are unable to push the button themselves. The sooner help is called for, the sooner it arrives and the higher the chances are of recovery.
Whilst automatic fall detection shouldn't be used as a fail-safe feature (as devices cannot promise to detect 100% of falls - and you should always push the alarm button if needed, it's an excellent addition and Plan B that helps ease you and your family's peace of mind.
- Waterproof fall alarm pendant
People who buy fall alarms are looking to have greater independence in their homes, or are wanting to make sure that their loved ones are safe and secure.
As most slips and falls occur in the bath or shower, you want to feel safe in the knowledge that your fall alarm is fully waterproof, helping you to continue to live independently and live life your way.
- Going the distance.
When comparing fall alarms, it is important to look at how far you can go from the alarm hub and have your fall alarm pendant still work.
The general range for most fall alarms is 50 – 100m, so if you or your family member is a lover of the outdoors, they will be able to continue to enjoy spending time in their garden knowing that their fall alarm will still work to connect them to help and support if needed.
Of course additional features and benefits are offered by a number of personal fall alarm specialists, but these are our three must-have features to help ensure that you get the most from your fall alarm. Everyone deserves to feel safe in their own home and to be able to live their lives independently, knowing that 24/7 support and assistance is just the touch of a button away.
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