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As people age, they need additional care. The traditional ways of delivering care are usually hiring a caretaker or institutionalising. However, not many can afford a dedicated caretaker, and some people may not like to go to old age homes. In such case, another option is to move to a relative’s home. However, some elderly people may prefer to live in their old homes independently. For such seniors, personal alarms are great gadgets to have. This piece of technology can give great peace of mind to loved ones. It can ensure that in case of any medical emergencies such as a seizure, cardiac arrest or a fall the elderly person can always call for help. These are tiny devices that can be used to remotely alert a neighbour or call for emergency services when reaching for the home telephone may be difficult, such as in case of a seizure or a damaging fall. Thus, even if the elder person chooses to live independently or alone, or even if they are away for a while, they can have the assurance that the elder person will be able to access help if needed in an emergency. Here are a few reasons why the decision to purchase personal alarm systems is generally a no brainer.
Personal alarms have gotten smaller and more robust
In the early days of personal alarm devices, they used to be quite bulky and required frequent charging. The technology of the time was not as advanced as today, and hence large and complex electronic circuits were required. These required a lot of power, and today’s lithium-ion batteries were also not invented yet. This made the devices quite cumbersome, and the complexity meant that it required significant care. However, today many alarm systems have a small electronic system that integrates all the components and a small lithium battery the size of a large button. This allows the devices to be a lot smaller and lighter. It is also easier to build sturdy enclosures which are water and dust resistant. Hence, small alarm pendants and wristbands are quite common.
The technology is quite reliable
Many of the medical alarm systems operate on a reserved 869 MHz European Social Alarm radio frequency band. There are also regulations stipulating reliability standards for medical devices. If you are worried by the frequent bugs, poor quality and failures in many consumer grade devices, you don’t have to worry about the same issues with medical devices.
They are quite inexpensive
Many services offering medical alert devices have their pricing under £20 per month. These devices are also often exempt from VAT and some elderly people may also qualify for financial assistance to help purchase these devices. Hence, these are affordable even with reduced pension income. Also, you will have a lot of different systems on offer and you can choose according to the functionality you want. You can also get some basic systems with one time payment, though they don’t have call centre assistance included with monthly plans.