Panic alarms are the ideal solution for anyone with mobility or frailty concerns that wants to continue living safely and independently at home. These small, wearable alarm systems can call for help at the push of a button in case of injury, illness or falls.
If you are concerned about your safety or the safety of a loved one, here are 5 panic alarms for the older generation available in the UK that can bring much-needed peace of mind to your family.
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How Do Panic Alarms Work?
A panic alarm is a type of personal alarm that is usually worn around the neck or wrist. They are the ideal solution for older people or people living with disabilities that worry about slips and falls around the home.
If the wearer needs emergency support due to a slip, fall or illness, they can press the button located on the alarm. Most panic alarms are connected to a 24/7 emergency response centre that will communicate with the wearer through the unit’s loudspeaker to ensure they are safe. If help is needed, they can contact emergency services and stay on the line until help arrives.
The 5 Best Personal Alarms For The Older Generation
Lifeline VI Alarm and Pendant
The Lifeline VI Alarm is one of the UK’s leading alarm and pendant systems. It’s easy to use and set up. You simply attach the alarm unit to your existing telephone socket and wear the pendant around your neck or wrist.
If at any time assistance or help is required, you simply push the big red button. This will send an alert to their Response Team, who will then send you the help you need. For an additional monthly fee, a separate fall detector can be purchased.
The pendant has a range of 100m. It is also waterproof so that it can be worn in the shower or bath. The battery life can last for up to 40 hours.
The Lifeline Pendant and Alarm comes at an initial cost of around £70.00 for the system and then after three months, it becomes around £13.00 per month.
Telecare24 offers affordable pendants and fall alarms. Some models can be worn around your wrist like a watch while others are pendants you wear around your neck.
Their pendant alarm allows you to get help at the push of a button. The fall alarm automatically calls for help when the sensors detect that the user has slipped or fallen.
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There are monthly or yearly plans available. After an initial set-up fee of around £45.00, you can choose between an annual cost of around £120.00 or a quarterly cost of around £42.00.
Taking Care Mobile Personal Alarm Watch
Taking Care is a personal alarm that can be worn both inside and outside the home. It features a modern and stylish design that looks similar to a wristwatch.
The watch works as a personal alarm, GPS tracking device and pedometer so you can track how many steps you have taken.
You can receive help 24 hours a day from their Emergency Resolution Team at the press of a button, just like a traditional personal alarm pendant device.
You can try out the Taking Watch alarm on a risk-free trial for 30 days. After the free trial period, you can choose between an annual cost of around £185 or a monthly cost of around £17.00.
MyAmie Pendant Alarm
The MyAmie Pendant Alarm gives you or a loved one the ability to easily call for help should you ever need it. It is a small pendant alarm system that can be worn around your neck or wrist. To reach the emergency response centre, you simply press the red button on the pendant.
The MyAmie Pendant has a 7-year battery life so you don’t need to worry about charging it. When the battery life is low, the company receives an automatic update and will send you a new pendant, free of charge.
The MyAmie Pendant uses the 869MHz European Social Alarm Frequency. This means that it will not interfere with any other medical equipment that you may have in your home.
Enjoy independence and peace of mind with the SureSafe Personal Alarm. They provide a variety of different panic alarms at different price points. All their models are waterproof and many can even be used outside of the home.
To sound the alarm, you just need to activate a button on the pendant. A UK-based emergency response team will respond 24/7. The responder will stay on the phone with you until help arrives.
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