How Personal Alarm Systems Benefit the Elderly

Personal alarms are an excellent way to help people who live alone to feel safer and more secure. They provide family members, and the elderly person, with the peace of mind that they would be contacted in the event of an emergency. There are several different types of personal alarm systems available, including the Assure®, so it is important to make the right decision for you. 

Why are personal alarms so important? 

Many accidents often happen in the bathroom or on overnight visits to the toilet, which is you should choose a system are designed to be worn at all times. Falls are the most common cause of injury-related deaths in people over the age of 75. Studies show that longer a person stays on the ground following a fall, the longer the length of their recovery time and the lesser the extent of their recovery – which can be detrimental to a person’s life. However, by receiving immediate help, this dramatically increases the chance of a full recovery.

How do personal alarms give the elderly greater independence? 

  • They can live by themselves

Having a personal alarm system allows the senior to call for help when they require assistance. They are free to live in the comfort of their own home, with the confidence that help is available if required. With automatic fall detection, the alarm can generate a call if the wearer is unable to push the button for any reason, perhaps because of loss of consciousness or disorientation from an accident. 

  • No heavy technology 

Fall alarms are portable, lightweight devices which are a comfortable accessory for the elderly wearer. For example, the Assure™ is a wristband design that fits with a modern, vigorously independent lifestyle. This wristband is designed to be worn all the time and it allows you to call for help by simply squeezing the band and can monitor for falls, while still allowing regular No Response checks at times of your choice during the day. Some are designed for use in the home, some for outside whilst the Assure can do both.

  • Un-assisted showering

As many personal alarm systems are waterproof, including the Assure®, this allows for elder family members to still continue with their daily routine. Slips and falls commonly occur in the bath or shower, which can cause concern about calling for assistance without having in-house care. This system avoids that level of worry, as should an accident happen, the alarm is still able to generate a call for aid.

How can the Assure® help you? 

Here at Acticheck, we have developed the Assure® wristband which is a must-have for anyone who spends a significant amount of time alone – especially the elderly. It is a very intelligent system which utilizes automated calls, emails and texts, giving those who care the information they require when they need it. It is waterproof and has a battery that lasts for over one year so there is no recharging. The online dashboard system allows anyone, with permission, to set up and manage the Assure® and its optional settings from anywhere with internet access.

If you would like to purchase our excellent Personal alarm and monitor for the elderly, please feel free to visit the shop on our website. However, if you would like to have a chat with a member of our team – give us a call on 0345 25 75 080. Alternatively, send an email to and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

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