1) Those Living Alone
Accidents can happen to any of us, but if we live alone, we are at high risk of not getting the help we need in an emergency. Falling off a ladder, tripping down the stairs, or a sudden medical condition – a mobile personal alarm can give you peace of mind that should the unexpected happen, assistance is available at just the touch of a button. Some personal alarms also feature fall detection, which activates a call to a monitoring service automatically.
2) People living with dementia
If someone has dementia or is beginning to lose track of where they are, a personal alarm device can help alleviate a lot of the worry about them wandering and getting lost. Some personal alarms (including the Rosie pendant and Rosie watch) are equipped with GPS tracking to pinpoint a client’s or loved one’s location. The Rosie alarms also have two-way voice communication between the device and our dedicated professional care team, who are available 24/7 to speak with the wearer and determine whether to send help.
3) People with medical conditions
Some health conditions may make you feel suddenly unwell and in need of urgent help. A personal alarm can bring help quickly with the push of a button (without having to struggle to get to a phone and make a call). Monitored alarm services also retain information about an individual’s medical conditions and requirements to share with emergency services if required.
4) People living with a disability
A mobile personal alarm supports people living with a disability whether they’re at home or out and about. The Rosie personal alarms work anywhere within Australia – wherever there is a Telstra mobile signal – without the need for a mobile phone plan or “at home” device. This provides a safety net that gives people the confidence to enjoy an independent and active life – with help available at the press of a button.
5) Family members who cannot be available 24/7 to assist loved ones with extra support needs
A monitored personal alarm can provide valuable reassurance to family members who may not be available as needed due to distance, work commitments or travel. If their loved one has begun to show signs of needing more regular care (whether due to an abrupt change in health or a gradual decline) it is a relief to know that help will come quickly should they need it – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
6) People prone to fainting or falling
1 in 3 people who are over 65 years, fall each year, and the risk continues to rise with age. Falls are the leading cause of death from injury in older people. It’s a frightening experience. And it changes people. A person who has fallen may lose confidence and be very concerned about falling again. A personal medical alarm can’t prevent a fall, but it can detect if one happens and brings help fast. Knowing that can help you feel safer and restore confidence.
Often, caregivers are not available 24/7 to support their client or family member’s needs. A personal alarm can add a valuable safety net beyond the regular network of formal or informal carers to ensure the person being cared for is always supported.
8) Lone workers or at-risk workers
In regular work duties, it is not always possible to have a mobile phone at hand. In case of an emergency, a wrist-worn or pendant personal alarm can provide essential security and safety for those working alone or in high-risk situations.
If you would like to chat with one of our friendly team to learn more about how a personal alarm may be able to help you, please give us a call. We’re always here to care. 1800 476 743