Personal alarms for the elderly were first introduced in the UK in the early 1980s. They are often worn as a necklace or wrist band allowing the user to press a panic button for assistance. There is a still a big need for personal alarms for the elderly in today’s society with more elderly and disabled people requiring home care.
We’ve compiled this useful resource of some of the best personal alarms for the elderly on the market.
Personal Alarms for the Elderly
2. Telecare 24
Telecare 24 is a dedicated national personal alarm provider that provides a low cost pendant alarm service for the elderly and disabled. Offering a wide range of products to help your elderly parent stay safe in the home. Telecare 24 is a leading careline service specialising in personal alarms for the elderly. To help your elderly parent stay safe at home, Telecare 24 offer a range of waterproof, wireless personal alarms connecting through to a UK control centre that provides immediate support to your elderly parent. The careline alarm is easy to use; all your elderly parent has to do in their moment of stress is to press the button on the pendant. The care team will quickly assess the situation and then contact the emergency services or family and friends. The Telecare24 service is available throughout the UK. They offer next day delivery, and you can cancel the service at any time with no penalties. The service is endorsed by Dr Hilary Jones, a popular GP and TV presenter. Telecare24 is dedicated to supporting your loved ones and they supply only the most technically advanced and reliable careline alarms. For more information and payment plans, check out the website. Price Range: from £13.99 monthly / £120 annually.
3. PPP Taking Care
PPP Taking Care, Which Trusted Trader’s only approved personal alarm service in the UK, is also the exclusive provider of the Age UK alarm. With over 30 years’ experience, PPP Taking Care’s 24-hour alarm service is supported by trained and friendly staff who will help with any emergency, day or night, from three UK-based Emergency Resolution Centres. The service provides support if the user has fallen, feels unwell, or in the event of a fire or an intruder. PPP Taking Care are members of the Telecare Services Association (TSA). They offer a range of monitored devices at different budgets to suit different lifestyles, starting from £16.48 per month (£19.68 including VAT) for a personal alarm and pendant. Additional products include Fall sensors, as well as trackers for those living with, GPS and personal alarm wristbands/watches to give older people confidence to continue with their daily lives.
4. LifeLine 24
Lifeline 24 is a dedicated national personal alarm provider with a single-minded focus on delivering a low-cost service while maintaining the highest levels of customer satisfaction and safety. Their results speak for themselves with a significant number of customers who have left over 5,000 very positive reviews across Reviews.co.uk and Trustpilot, both of which have always maintained an ‘Excellent’ rating. Lifeline24 remains a family owned and managed organisation and their advanced UK-based 24/7 response centre is fully accredited by the Telecare Services Association. Alarm users can call for help at the push of a button on their lightweight waterproof pendants and will immediately be in contact with a highly trained and friendly member of their Care Team. After a quick assessment they will be able to contact friends, family, carers or the Emergency Services to ensure help is on its way. Lifeline24 offers a wide range of personal alarms, pendants and peripheral linked devices to suit any lifestyle and need. Price Range: £12.49 monthly plan (plus a one-off setup fee of £42), £134 annual plan (includes £42 setup fee), or £269 annual fall detector plan (includes £42 setup fee). You can call Lifeline24 on 0800 999 0400 and quote discount code AS10 to save £10 or follow the link to their website below.
Helpline has been around for a long time, making a great name for themselves. They have an outstanding reputation for their response to emergency calls and great customer service.
The safety of customers is their priority and they are determined to help keep them safe at all times. If you’re worried about an elderly relative being home alone or falling ill, then Helpline’s products can put your mind at rest. Helpline offer a range of products and personal alarms, including single and double pendant systems for not just one person but two!
The pendants can help when the wearer is feeling ill, has a fall or requires immediate assistance – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Statistics suggest that one in two people over the age of 75 will suffer a fall each year. Helpline are giving elderly people their independence back in the home.
Prices vary depending on equipment preference, but start at just £12.99 per month (plus set up cost).
6. Buddi GPS Fall Detector Alarm
Buddi is a revolutionary GPS alarm, with an integrated automatic fall detector and a button to trigger all other types of emergencies. Once the alarm is raised, the Buddi wrist band will send a signal to the clip, which dials through to a TSA approved 24/7 monitoring centre. Here, the highly-trained operator will attempt to communicate with the user via the microphone in the clip. If the user is outdoors and away from home, the operator will have a GPS location to pass on to designated caregivers or emergency services. Wristband: the user wears the comfortable, lightweight strap made of silicone around the wrist. The wristband houses the fall detector. There are also two buttons on either side of the wristband that is squeezed to activate an alarm. Clip: the clip acts as ‘the base unit’ for the Buddi device. It holds the GPS technology, as well as the microphone to speak with an operator. The clip is small and lightweight and can be clipped onto clothing, or attached to keys or handbags with ease. Buddi can be purchased for £203 with a monthly on-going subscription fee of £22.
Your Personal Alarm can be a life saver for your elderly parents so it’s well worth investing in one for peace of mind. If you found this useful, you may also find out piece on Keeping Elderly Parents Active quite handy too.