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Alarm pendants

Discussion in 'Equipment and technology' started by Mands68, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. Mands68

    Mands68 Registered User

    Jul 29, 2017
    1
    Hello, looking for recommendations for Fall alarm dectors. Plenty companies on the market. I have 82year mum who was diagnosed with early onset dementia /alzheimer's.shes reasonable fit however she had a fall, luckly only a sprained ankle..so I'm looking at an alarm to be fitted.
    Anyone happy with their alarms??

    Thank you Amanda.
     
  2. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    7,766
    London
    Your first port of call should be social services. Their teleare team have a range of trackers and alarms, and if he is assessed as needing one, he should get it free of charge.
     
  3. cragmaid

    cragmaid Registered User

    Oct 18, 2010
    8,014
    North East England
    Hello and welcome to TP. My late Mum had a call care system ( with door alarm and neck pendant) supplied for a moderate rent from her Local Adult Social Care Dept. Ask your Social Worker for advice.
     
  4. Pickles53

    Pickles53 Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    2,422
    Radcliffe on Trent
    Would your mum know what to do with the button on the alarm pendant/wrist thingy?

    My mum had a wrist gadget which was supposed to trigger automatically if she fell. It didn't, and she didn't press the call button manually so was found by her morning carer on the floor. No fracture or any other sprain/bruise so the only explanation was that she kind of slid down rather than falling direct from a height or fainting.

    Make sure you understand how any system is supposed to work and get your mum to practice with it regularly by making a test alarm call. The operators in mum's local area actively encouraged this. Maybe there is a better chance then that she'll be able to use it when needed for real.
     
  5. Toony Oony

    Toony Oony Registered User

    Jun 21, 2016
    79
    When Mum lived on her own she had an alarm pendant - but when she fell in the evening and fractured her pelvis in 3 places she: 'didn't want to be a bother as it was in the evening'. Several sources have told me that this is a very common phenomenon and my MIL is just the same.

    Once she was in Assisted Living with all the pull cords etc - she rarely used the system and poked all the cords out of the way ... each visit I made them all accessible, only for her to put them all back again as soon as I left.

    Now in a CH she still is vague about the push button call system, although we have talked her through it umpteen times ...

    These things are great - but only if they are used!
     

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