The fall detector is worn on a cord around your neck or wrist and automatically trigger an alert to our monitoring centre if they detect you’ve fallen over.
Lightweight and discreet with a range of wearing options and adjustable sensitivity, the falls detector provides constant care automatically for you or a loved one. The falls detector is ideal for:
- Older or disabled people who are becoming less stable
- Individuals discharged from hospital and require additional support
- People living alone
- People with medical conditions such as epilepsy or diabetes
How does it work?
There is a range of fall detector depending on the individual’s needs but they are all small and lightweight and will automatically alert the contact centre if a fall is detected. The user does not have to worry about pressing a pendant.
Why is it needed?
Falls are the largest cause of hospital admissions for older people, and significantly impact on long term outcomes such as being able to return home. Hip fractures, the most common serious injury resulting from a fall, affect 75,000 people each year in the UK and one in twelve of people affected die within a month. (Source: Later Life in the United Kingdom, August 2016)
How does the personal alarm service work?
The fall detector works in combination with the personal alarm service and helps individuals to live more independently, and have an improved quality of life.
Discrete wireless sensors throughout your home can automatically raise a local, audible alarm, as well as alerting a carer, key holder or the monitoring centre as appropriate.
Press the button
Simply press the button on your pendant or alarm unit when you need assistance.
Speak to our staff
Our staff will respond and speak to you via the alarm unit. If they cannot get in touch they will summon help.
Help is on the way
We will summon help by contacting the nominated key holder (relative, friend or neighbour) or the emergency services.