Why upgrade to our Fall Alarm plan
Here are three reasons why you should think about upgrading to a fall alarm if you are already considering ordering a personal alarm.
- Falling is the most common cause of admission to hospital for the over 65s, with 1 in 3 people in this age bracket falling each year.
- If you are over 80, there is a 50% chance you will have a fall this year.
- If you have already suffered a fall, you are very likely to experience another fall again this year.
If you or a loved one are unsteady on their feet or prone to suffering a fall, then a fall alarm would be definitely worth considering. You get that extra peace of mind knowing that the fall sensor will raise an alert even if you cannot.
How Does a Fall Alarm Work?
Fall alarms work in exactly the same way as a pendant alarm, with a small button that can be pressed to summon help if you need assistance. However, fall alarms contain an inbuilt accelerometer that can detect if you have fallen, and will automatically raise an emergency call to our care team. As with our standard pendant alarms, our fall alarms work anywhere around your home or garden, however you get an extended range of up to 200m from the base unit.
Once our care team receive the alert, they will know that your fall alarm has activated the call and will immediately arrange to get you the most appropriate help. Whilst not preventing a fall, a fall detector helps you get assistance faster, reducing the time you could be left on the floor alone – and hopefully reducing the costs involved in aftercare. You don’t have to worry if it’s a false alarm – the inbuilt delay enables you to cancel the emergency call within a few seconds.
How our Fall Alarms Work
Using your fall alarm The sensor will detect when you take a fall and automatically contact our care team within seconds.There are also SOS buttons you can press both on the sensor and on the base unit itself.
We answer Moments later, our care team will begin speaking to you through the loudspeaker on your base unit. We will assess your situation so that we can get you the help that you need.
Help is on the way We’ll organise the most appropriate help for you based on your situation, whether that means contacting somebody you elect, or even the emergency services.
Frequently Asked Questions about Fall Alarms
- Who can use a fall alarm?
Fall alarms can be used by anybody, but are most popular with older people who are prone to falling while at home or in the garden.
- How do you wear a fall alarm?
Our fall sensors can only be worn on your wrist or around your neck. It’s very comfortable and looks a bit like a smartwatch.
- Can I wear my fall alarm in bed?
Yes, you can wear your fall sensor in bed.
- Can I order an extra fall alarm?
Yes. Extra fall alarms can be added at the checkout if you’re ordering your alarm on our website. If you prefer to order by phone, just let us know you’d like an additional alarm when you speak to us.
You can also order an extra fall sensor for somebody else to use, but that person must be at the same address.
- Can I wear a fall alarm in the bath or shower?
Yes. Our fall alarms are rated as IP67 water resistant so that you can comfortably wear your alarm whenever you take a bath or shower. The IP67 rating means that the alarm can be dropped into a body of water up to a meter deep for as long as half an hour.
- Will the fall sensor activate if I throw or drop it on the floor?
No. The device is not designed to trigger if it's thrown on the floor or dropped.
Request Your Free Info Pack Today
Our careline information pack outlines all the important details you need to know. We also include an easy application form and a freepost envelope so you have the option of either ordering online or through the post.