A fall pendant could really help either yourself or a loved one, even to the point of saving a life. One in three people over the age of 65 who live alone in the UK will have at least one fall a year – with around half of these people suffering from multiple falls. This means that if you do know someone who is elderly and lives alone then they would almost certainly benefit from Careline’s fall pendants.
How does a Fall Pendant Work?
When you receive your fall pendant all you need to do is wear it around your neck with the cord provided. The pendant is water resistant which means you can wear it in the shower or in the bath – which are two occasions where falls can become very common due to the slippery surfaces.
A fall pendant alarm automatically detects when the wearer has suffered from a fall. This will automatically trigger your Careline alarm and alert our care team that you require help. They will speak to you over the loudspeaker system and react depending on the situation, either by contacting your emergency contacts or the emergency services.
If your fall alarm doesn’t make any movement for seven days then it will send an automatic message to the care team – just so we can make sure that everything is okay. Don’t worry if you accidentally press the help button on the pendant either as we are always happy to hear from you and it will go down as a useful test of your device.
Most falls don’t result in an injury of any kind, but even if they don’t they can result in an elderly person losing confidence in themselves whilst they are in their own home.
By having access to a fall alarm the user gains confidence in themselves and their ability to live independently, as they know that help is always there should they suffer from a fall in their home.