What is special about pendant alarms?
Pendant Alarms for the Elderly - How do they work?
Pendant Alarms are Saving Lives.
Pendant Alarm plan
- 100m range
- Waterproof pendant
- 24/7 monitoring for 12 months
- Neck and wrist strap
- Plug and play
Fall Alarm plan
- 200m range
- Waterproof fall detector
- 24/7 monitoring for 12 months
- Neck or wrist worn
- Plug and play
What are the benefits of elderly people having a pendant alarm?
A pendant alarm for the elderly offers many benefits, including:
Pendant alarms for the elderly are designed as wearable devices with an easily accessible emergency button. It can be worn around the neck on a lanyard or around your wrist.
They are designed to be lightweight and unobstructive, making them easy and convenient to wear. The emergency call button can be pressed in an emergency, and this will trigger an alarm that alerts the monitoring centre who will then attempt to notify your emergency contacts, or the emergency services if required.
With a pendant alarm, which is always with them, an elderly person can get fast access to emergency services.
This can be crucial in case of an emergency or a medical situation when rapid assistance is needed.
Before the pendant alarm is shipped we make the necessary configuration for you. So when the equipment arrives, it is ready to use straight away and all you need to do is turn it on using the instructions we provide.
We will have set it up for you before we dispatch your order.
Pendant alarms for the elderly can be a cost-effective option for ensuring the safety and well-being of elderly or vulnerable people, especially when compared to alternative options such as assisted living facilities or in-home care services.
It can be a more affordable way to maintain a high level of care while allowing the elderly person to remain in their own home.
Telecare24 offers waterproof pendants, which can be useful for individuals who want to wear the alarm in the bath or shower, as it can provide added peace of mind and security for those who are at risk of falls or other accidents in these environments.
Pendant alarms for the elderly can give elderly people the freedom to live independently in their own homes or move around without having to rely on family members or caregivers for constant supervision.
This can boost their confidence and provide them with a greater sense of control over their lives.
Pendant alarms for the elderly can be a companion for enhancing their safety and quality of life.
Peace of mind with Pendant Alarms for the Elderly.
Pendant Alarms become a basic requirement for the elderly.
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Who can use Pendant Alarms?
Pendant alarms are primarily marketed towards elderly individuals, but they can be suitable for anyone who may benefit from quick and easy access to emergency services or designated caregivers.
Here are some points explaining why pendant alarms may be suitable for individuals other than the elderly:
They can be useful for people with disabilities who may have difficulty accessing a phone or otherwise communicating their need for assistance.
Pendant alarms can provide an added layer of safety and security for children who may be walking home from school or spending time alone at home.
Pendant alarms with GPS can be useful for hikers, campers, and other outdoor enthusiasts who may become lost or injured in remote areas.
They can be helpful for vulnerable people who may experience different types of emergencies including falls, sudden illnesses, accidents, domestic violence and other emergencies.
Individuals with medical conditions that may require urgent attention, such as heart conditions or severe allergies, may benefit from a pendant alarm.
Pendant Alarms for the Elderly FAQs.
A pendant alarm is a wearable personal alarm device that can be worn around the neck like jewellery or like a watch around the wrist. When a fall occurs, you can get immediate help with a simple press of a button.
Within 9 seconds, our highly-trained care team will begin speaking to you. Then we’ll get you the most appropriate help.
We have different variations of pendant alarms. On our pendant alarm and fall alarm plans, the wearable device connects with a base unit. The base unit stays at home, and is connected to a 24/7 monitoring service via either your landline telephone or using advanced mobile technology.
Telecare24’s fall alarm plan is a type of an alarm that also has built-in fall detection, meaning it can activate automatically if it detects a fall. We also have a standard pendant alarm plan – this does not have a fall detection feature and needs to be manually activated during an emergency by pressing the panic button on either the wearable device or the base unit.
We also have a GPS pendant alarm. This is an ‘away-from-home’ pendant alarm which depends on mobile network signal and can be freely used outside the home, anywhere in the UK where there is a mobile signal.
Pendant alarms come with a built-in speakerphone, enabling direct two-way communication between the wearer and the careline service responder.
If the person cannot speak, the monitoring centre agent will assume it is an emergency and contact emergency services or their key holders immediately.
The range of the pendant alarm varies depending on the specific device.
Most ‘at-home’ pendant alarms have a range of up to 200 metres from the base unit, which should be sufficient for use in and around the home.
Some pendant alarms such as the GPS alarm from Telecare24 do not have a base unit. Instead, they have built-in GPS technology that lets our team know where you are, making it ideal for somebody who goes out and about most of the time.
Some pendant alarms are waterproof or water-resistant, but it is important to check the specifications of the particular device.
Telecare24 provides waterproof pendant alarms which are suitable to wear in the shower or bath.
The battery life of Telecare24’s ‘Smile’ pendant alarm is 18-24 months, depending on use. In the event of a power cut, the ‘Novo’ base unit features a 48 hour battery backup.
If the pendant alarm is accidentally activated, the monitoring centre will contact the individual to ensure that everything is okay. If they cannot reach anyone, they may contact emergency services as a precaution.
Our team is trained to respond to any and every call for help, even those that are made by accident. You should not worry about calling for help accidentally.
At Telecare24, we don’t mind accidental calls because it lets us know that your device is working properly should you ever really need us.
The cost of a pendant alarm varies depending on the specific device and the features included. Compare our prices for more details.
Yes, pendant alarms come with a strap or wrist loop that can be worn around the neck or wrist, as desired.
Pendant alarms are recommended for older people who live alone, have limited mobility or have a medical condition that poses a fall or emergency risk.
They can also be beneficial for people with cognitive impairments or disabilities.