What are the Top 5 Alarm Pendants for Older People?

"Around 1 in 3 adults over the age of 65 who live at home will have at least 1 fall a year."

NHS

Alarm pendants are a brilliant way of providing older people with peace of mind that if they run into a medical emergency, or have a fall at home, they have a way of calling for help.

View TrustedCare's top 5 alarm pendants for older people on the market right now below.

Top 5 Alarm Pendants

1. SureSafeGO

Key Features:

  • Fully Mobile Alarm – This alarm uses mobile phone technology so that it provides safety and peace of mind wherever you go. This alarm can be used at home, in the garden or ‘out and about’.
  • Automatic Fall Detection – The pendant is designed to detect falls and call for help, even if you have lost consciousness or are immobilised following a fall. Sensors built into the pendant detect a fall and call for help when needed. With 1 in 3 over 65’s having a fall each year, fall detection is a must!
  • Talking Pendant – There is two-way communication through this alarm so you can talk to the respondent directly through the pendant itself. Unlike traditional alarms where you need to be near the base unit, speak from wherever you are – in the living room, bathroom, kitchen, garden or anywhere.
  • Option for 24/7 Monitored or Family Monitored – Choose between SureSafe’s 24/7 Response Team to answer your alarm calls, or set up the alarm to call your family and friends directly. The choice is yours.
  • GPS Tracking – Get the help you need, where you need it. The pendant tracks its location and sends a link to a map showing where you are to the people who will be helping you. Family Monitored SureSafeGO alarms can even request the location with a single text.

How does it work?

This fully mobile alarm is a pendant that is designed to be worn anywhere – at home, in the garden or ‘out and about’. Wear the pendant wherever you go and get the help you need, wherever you need it. You can have safety and peace of mind in your home, at the shops, walking the dog, anywhere!

Press the SOS button on the pendant and the alarm will call through to SureSafe’s 24/7 Response Centre (where you have chosen the 24/7 Monitored option), or directly to friends and family (where you have chosen the Family Monitored option). The alarm will also send your location so the person the alarm calls knows where to send help to. When the alarm connects you can talk to the respondent directly through the pendant. This is invaluable to let the respondent know what type of help you need, and gives you reassurance that help is on the way.

In addition to the SOS button, the SureSafeGO can also detect falls and call for help automatically, without you needing to push the button. This can be vital if you have lost consciousness following a fall, or you have been immobilised where your fall is due to something like a heart attack, stroke, or similar.

How much does it cost?

SureSafeGO 24/7 Monitored

SureSafeGO Family Monitored

Alarm Purchase - £149.95
Alarm Purchase - £149.95
Monthly Fee - £18.99
PAYG Credit - £45 per year

SureSafe offers visitors to TrustedCare’s website a special offer of £10 off any alarm purchased! Call SureSafe now on 0800 112 3201 and quote Trusted1 for a £10 discount. You can also visit their website and enter Trusted1 at the checkout. Visit SureSafe’s website here.

2. SureSafe 24/7 Connect Alarm Service

Key Features:

  • 24/7 Safety & Security – The SureSafe team is there day and night should you need help.
  • Covers Home & Garden – 100m pendant range means you a protected in your home and garden.
  • Waterproof button - The personal alarm comes with a waterproof button that can be worn on the wrist or around the neck.
  • Easy to setup - Plug in and you're ready to go!
  • Emergency contacts - You can save emergency contacts to the alarm unit and these people will be notified if you press the panic button.

How does it work?

When the panic button is pressed on the alarm pendant, which can be worn on your wrist, around your neck or hung around the house, you will be connected to the emergency response team who will be able to help you by finding out what your situation is and arranging for appropriate support to be provided whether that be from the emergency services, or someone on your emergency contacts list.

How much does it cost?

  • SureSafe's pay monthly plan costs £14.99 per month. There is a £45 set up fee and you get your first 3 months FREE!
  • SureSafe’s pay annually plan costs £134 per year.
  • SureSafe’s Fall Detector plan costs £207 per year.

There are no installation costs.

SureSafe offers visitors to TrustedCare’s website a special offer of £10 off any alarm purchased! Call SureSafe now on 033 0175 2553 and quote Trusted1 for a £10 discount. You can also visit their website and enter Trusted1 at the checkout. Visit SureSafe’s website here.

3. Yepzon Freedom Personal Safety Alarm with GPS Locator

Key Features:

  • User-Friendly - The app is easy to use and work on any smartphone
  • GPS tracker and SOS alarm - Allows family members to see where their loved one is located
  • 3G, wifi and GPS - Allows for accurate tracking both indoors and outdoors

How does it work?

The person in possession of the Yepzon Freedom Personal Safety Alarm's activity can be tracked via a free smartphone app. The device can be tracked by multiple smartphone's and when the person presses the alarm button, each of these smartphone users will receive a notification. The app will allow people close to the person to view their exact whereabouts, allowing them to respond.

The battery of the safety alarm has a long-life, normally lasting several weeks. Conveniently, the pendant is small, has an easy to use attaching mechanism, is shock resistant and spill resistant. Not only this, it is also very stylish!

How much does it cost?

You can purchase the Yepzon Freedom alarm pendant for £87.90 from their own website. The pendant will come with a built-in SIM as well as 5MB of data which is likely to last around 1 month. The ongoing data cost is approximately £4.95 per 5MB but the app is free to use & download.

4. Age UK Personal Alarm

Key Features:

  • Can be used within 75m of the persons home - Works in the home and the garden
  • Pendant -  Can conveniently be worn around the wrist or around the neck
  • Quick response - 98% of calls are answered within 60 seconds

How does it work?

Age UK's Alarm pendant can be worn around the neck or on the wrist and aims to give users the freedom to feel independent in their own home. In the instance the person has an accident at home, they can press the button on the pendant which will call the 24-hour Emergency Resolution Centre for help.

Friends & family of a person will be alerted when they press the button which provides them with peace of mind that if something happens to their loved one and they press the alarm button, they will be alerted.

How much does it cost?

There are two different options for payment of the Age UK Personal Alarm:

Self-Connect We-Connect
Initial monthly cost - £19.78 (inc VAT) Initial monthly cost - £19.78 (inc VAT)
Setup fee - £82.80  (inc VAT) Setup fee - £201.60  (inc VAT)
Pay today - £102.58  (inc VAT) Pay today - £221.38  (inc VAT)

5. Telecare 24 Pendant Alarm

Key Features:

  • Response Team - Highly trained staff members
  • Speedy response - Fastest response in the UK - calls are answered within 9 seconds!
  • Latest equipment - Including a pendant and a base unit that plugs into your phone line.
  • The loudspeaker -  This is located on the base unit so that you can communicate with the response team effectively no matter where you are in the house.

How does it work?

Press the button on the pendant, or the red button on the base unit to be connected to the response team.  The response team will ask you some questions about your current situation so that they know how to help you. They will be able to either contact the emergency services on your behalf or contact your chosen emergency contacts which may be family members or friends.

How much does it cost?

There are three different payment plans available for the Telecare 24 Pendant Alarm. Optional extras are available which incur additional costs.

Quarterly Annually Fall Alarm Plan
£41.97 £120 £190
£45 one-off set up fee £45 one-off set up fee £45 one-off set up fee
Pay £86.97 today Pay £165 today Pay £235 today

Alarm pendants can provide a sense of security for older people, particularly those who are living alone and would like to stay independent for as long as possible. However, if you know of someone who could do with a bit more support than what an alarm pendant can provide, home care may be a suitable option. Read our article 'Why Choose Home Care' to find out more about the kind of support home care can provide.

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