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Pendant Alarm Systems

The Pros And Cons Of Pendant Alarm Systems

There are many different alarm systems available for elderly people who are determined to continue living independently despite their advancing years. So, it can be quite difficult to select the most appropriate device for your loved one. Many older people are reluctant to even consider having an alert system in place at all, since they are unwilling to admit that they may need a little extra support and assistance in their golden years. However, with so many different options available, you’re sure to find one that both you and your aging relative find acceptable. One popular choice is pendant alarm systems. They offer many benefits but there are a few drawbacks too. Here, we take a closer look at why you may want to consider a pendant alarm for your elderly relative and why you might want to consider a different option.

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The Pros

Unlike other types of alarm which are worn around the wrist like a bracelet, pendant alarm systems are considerably more accessible. They can be reached easily, even when the wearer cannot move or lift their arms. This makes them a safe choice in an emergency. Some pendant alarms even offer two way talking capabilities, so the wearer can actually talk to a responder and listen to their responses in return. With the latest advanced microphones embedded into the system, these devices are extremely reliable and are a great choice for active older people who want to have the freedom to get out and about and explore but still have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that help is just the press of a button away. Elderly people can stay constantly in touch with a response centre so they can enjoy complete peace of mind. You, too, can rest assured that your loved one will have added protection in the event that they slip, fall or suddenly become ill and you aren’t there in person to help.

The Cons

There are a few downsides to choose pendant alarm systems. Some require a working mobile phone signal and therefore, your loved one will be reliant on having network capabilities for their device to function. Luckily, 98% of the country has excellent mobile coverage so it shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Another issue could be that they are quite noticeable, and some elderly people feel self-conscious while wearing one outside their home. If they feel this way, you could suggest a wrist alarm system instead which is a lot more discreet since it looks similar to a watch or bracelet.

Choosing Pendant Alarm Systems For Your Loved One

If you’re ready to invest in the best and most reliable pendant alarm systems for your elderly relatives, you should contact the team here at Lifeline Telecare today. We have a great range of high-quality alarm systems suitable for all kinds of older people’s needs, from fall detectors to two-way alarm devices, so you’re sure to find something that works well for your relative.


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