Call bell alarm systems for the elderly
We all want the elderly to remain at home for as long as viable. Often an elderly person living alone feels isolated and vulnerable. The risk of a fall or an accident or suddenly feeling extremely unwell is a worry to them. A Community Alarm ensures that help is literally a button away. These systems are often provided by local councils or private organisations such as Age UK for a monthly fee.
How do they work ?
The main monitoring unit is installed using a telephone socket, and the user wears a neck or wrist pendant housing the call button. In the event of a fall or incident where the user needs assistance they simply press the button. A call is generated through to the call centre, they speak to the person requiring help and alert the nominated people the service user has chosen.
In the event of there being no relative, friend or neighbour to call, the emergency services will attend. My Mother in Law had one of these call bell systems and it meant I was alerted as soon as she had a fall and I was able to go and help her. It not only gave her peace of mind but also us as we knew in an emergency we would be contacted even if she couldn’t get to a phone.