It’s one of the most iconic advertising icons ever created. An elderly lady, having tripped or fallen, lies on her back and desperate cries for help to anyone within hearing distance, “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” Who hasn’t seen it? Comedy shows have even done parodies of it, such as “Help, I opened my refrigerator and I’m out of beer.” But to the thousands of men and women trying to live alone rather than move into a nursing home as they age, elderly monitoring devices are hardly a laughing matter, but rather they are a critical factor in whether an elderly parent or loved one can safely continue to live in their own home or not.
Falls, a fact of life for the elderly
A Uk government publication at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/falls-applying-all-our-health/falls-applying-all-our-health points out that a third of individuals over 65 will fall down at least once per year, and that number increases to half of the individuals over 80. Falls are just a fact of life for the elderly, and once an elderly person falls, getting help as soon as possible can be critical to their long term recovery. If, in the case of a fall in the shower, for example, calling an ambulance or your son or daughter, or friend for help may become extremely difficult if your telephone is in the other room.
Getting an elderly monitoring devices
The idea of investing in an elderly monitoring device may come from your worried son daughter or friend, or it may originate with yourself. Perhaps your most recent fall was a mild one, but it got you thinking, “What if next time I was flat on my back, with no chance to make a telephone call.” Wow, that’s a scary thought.
Getting over the initial embarrassment of having a monitoring device
Of course, many elderly people stubbornly cling to their independence and the thought of adding a medical monitoring device feels a bit like you are proposing a baby sitter. However, when they see the limited and discrete size of a monitoring device such as a talking pendant that is worn discretely around the neck, or a device that resembles a wrist watch, most elderly soon give in to the safety and assurance that a medical warning device gives.
One of the UK’s largest medical emergency services is Lifeline Telecare. In business for over 26 years, the service up to 35,000 calls from help per year from their state-of-the-art, twenty-four hours per day call center. Not only is Lifeline Telecare a trusted professional in the art and science of medical emergency services, but they are at the forefront of offering the finest monitoring devices at a fair and reasonable price.
An example of innovation is fall detection. Modern medical devices can detect a fall and alert Lifeline Telecare even if you are unconscious. They don’t depend upon you calling them to let you know you’ve experienced a problem.
Mobile Alarm Systemes
Older medical alert systems depend upon you being near a device that plugs into your telephone. Step out in your front yard or garden, or have a fall crossing the street and you are out of range. Not so Lifeline’s Telecare’s mobile devices which operate more like a modern cellphone, so that you are always in range of getting help instantly. Lifeline Telecare has a very imformative website at: https://lifelinetelecare.co.uk/ including testimonials from other, satisfied customers. The company also has telephone operatiors, standing by 24-hours per day at 0800 061 4501