The lifeline pendant can be worn around the neck or wrist, and allows the wearer to press a button to generate an alarm call when they need help from anywhere in their home, 24 hours a day.
A small and discreet pendant it’s ideal for those who have concerns about their safety or security or that of a loved one. It operates using a frequency which means that it doesn’t interfere with other medical equipment. The lifeline pendant is ideal for:
- Older, infirm or disabled people
- Individuals who have been discharged from hospital
- People at risk of domestic violence, racial harassment, repeat victimisation or distraction burglary
- Those living in high crime areas
How does it work?
The lifeline base unit is supplied with the pendant and is pressed when the person needs assistance. It raises a call at the 24-hour contact centre where caller details, (caller’s name, address and relevant medical conditions), are displayed on-screen. The operator is able to communicate with the caller through the lifeline unit’s loudspeaker/ microphone and decide upon an appropriate course of action
Why is it needed?
A lifeline pendant and base unit allows the user to remain living in their own home for longer, safe in the knowledge that if they need help it will be there at the touch of a button. It also allows carers to leave the house, or get a good night’s sleep, confident that they will be informed if an emergency occurs.
What is telecare?
Telecare helps to manage risk and support independence by means of unobtrusive wireless sensors placed around the home which detect possible problems such as smoke, gas, flood or a person falling.