How can a personal alarm help the elderly in their daily life? Here’s how CPR Guardian helped a woman in her 90s.
A personal alarm is a device that may notify assistance if you or a loved one has an accident, medical emergency, or security issue at home. They may contact a variety of individuals to assist you, ranging from a family member or friend to a care team or the emergency services.
One of the most popular personal alarms is a fall detector watch. Here’s a story from one of our clients.
How Personal Alarm Help an Elderly?
My mother is in her mid-90s and lives alone with her two Shih Tzus. She is very independent and manages most things for herself. I go in daily to check she is ok, walk her dogs and get any shopping she may want.
Late one night in January 2021 she got up to let one of the dogs out. It was pouring rain and after opening the door fell over and broke her hip! She was able to call me from her watch and we called an ambulance to attend. We were able to reassure her whilst driving to her house.
Without the ability to call, she would certainly not have survived lying on the conservatory floor for probably about 8 hours with the door open and rain coming in.
On another occasion, she had an intruder break into her house in the early hours. They fled when the security lights came on and the dogs barked, but again she was able to call for help and reassurance.
This year she suffered a mild heart attack and again we were able to call the ambulance without delay.
We upgraded to the Fall Detect watch and although this occasionally gives a false alarm it has been invaluable. We have installed cameras in her bungalow and are able to check she is ok before making a call.
I cannot praise CPR Guardian enough and would recommend the watch to anyone with an elderly or vulnerable relative. It offers complete peace of mind to the wearer and the family.
How Can CPR Guardian Personal Alarm Watch Help
We're not sure why these powerful tiny gadgets were missed for so long — maybe it's because of their diminutive size. But we believed personal alarms needed more attention, so we compiled a list of their advantages.
Get help fast
The biggest benefit of having a personal alarm is being able to instantly contact for assistance. Unlike a phone, they may be worn all day and will immediately sound an alarm if you fall. If your older loved one has a long-term health problem, a personal alarm might be the difference between life and death in an emergency.
Personal alarms have been shown to minimize the time it takes for elderly individuals to obtain medical assistance and are very useful in the case of a stroke or heart attack.
Personal alarms assist the elderly in maintaining their independence. They are an excellent option to live-in care, and many seniors prefer them over moving into a home. Some elderly folks are concerned that utilizing a personal alarm would reduce their independence. However, the exact reverse is true.
Personal alarms are intended to increase your self-confidence and decrease your dependency on others.
Personal alarms are fairly affordable in compared to care services such as home assistance and residential care.
Peace of mind for the whole family
We've all been concerned about a family member. Anyone, young or old, might be in an accident, and it's reasonable to be concerned about people we care about when we can't be there to keep them safe.
The major worries for older relatives are falls and medical problems. By acquiring a personal alarm, you may provide your older relative with a quick and efficient means to contact you and soothe their concerns.
Improve your chances of making a full recovery
When we are ill, the sooner we obtain assistance, the better. Personal alarms shorten the time it takes to acquire medical aid, increasing our chances of complete recovery.
In the event of life-threatening situations, every minute matters. If you have a 24-hour personal alarm system, the emergency services will be notified as soon as you feel sick and will be aware of your medical information before they arrive.
The CPR Guardian Personal Alarm Watch with Fall Detection is an easy-to-use standalone mobile phone watch with an integrated SIM card. It’s a personal alarm that contacts family. They can view the location and well-being of the wearer remotely by using the Guardian mobile APP for Android and iOS. Carers can call the fall detection watch just like a mobile phone. Please contact us if you need assistance.