|Personal Alarms for the Elderly in Ireland|
|Wednesday, 16 January 2013 10:00|
Personal and Panic Alarms for the Elderly
The 2013 new year has not gotten off to a great start for many of the elderly living in Ireland. First the government reduced funding for personal alarms for the elderly followed by the news of break-in's, robbery and assaults on elderly people living alone.
Thankfully the government changed their minds and have confirmed that funding for personal security alarms for the elderly in Ireland will not be cut. But these unfortunate events have served to highlight the need for the elderly and vulnerable to have adequate security at home.
We have seen a considerable increase in enquiries for personal alarms for the elderly and disabled in January 2013 from those concerned about security and safety for family members living alone. Many are concerned about the cost of installing and maintaining a monitored alarm service, so here we've outlined some alternative options which:
Panic Alarms for the Elderly
The latest range of panic alarms and alarm pendants are inexpensive, easy to set-up, easy to use and give both the carer and their loved ones the comfort they need to know they are safe and help is only the press of a button away.
Panic Alarms like the Amplicom Powertel 50 are a feature packed telephone with panic button / pendant alarm to alert their carers should an incident arise. The system connects to a regular landline and is pre-programmed to dial nominated carers when the panic button is activated. The system automatically dials their carers until a response is received and is able to recognise "line busy" or "voice mail" to ensure a fast response is received from the first available nominated carer.
Doubling up as a regular telephone system, these personal alarms for the elderly include:
So if you've been concerned about caring for a loved one living alone and would like to have a reliable system to help both them and you feel confident they are safe, there is a wide choice of personal alarms for the elderly in Ireland from as little as €99 with no on-going costs.
Talk to one of our Independent Living experts today by calling 1890 480 480 or contact us here with any questions you have.