Personal alarms for the elderly are an established method of keeping older or disabled people safe in their own homes. However, they are subject to a few misconceptions. We don’t want anyone to be hesitant about this life-saving service so to help here is a list of the top 5 myths about personal alarms.
Myth 1: The Lifeline Pendant is ugly/heavy/uncomfortable
This may have been true in the past but certainly isn’t anymore. 20 years ago the lifeline pendants were very bulky, much like the other electronics of the day (mobile phones are perhaps the best example). Modern pendants like the Tunstall MyAmie are the exact opposite of this. The MyAmie weighs 7 grams, is about the size of a watch face and can we worn comfortably around the wrist or as a necklace. Most people forget they are wearing it!
Myth 2: The Lifeline Pendant can’t be worn in the shower
This is another hang-up from days gone by. The MyAmie is waterproof so can be used in the shower, while washing up or even in the bath. This means that there really is no reason to ever take it off. Although some people still believe that…
Myth 3: The Lifeline Pendant can’t be worn in bed
The Tunstall MyAmie pendant has a concave design. The button on the pendant is in a recess so that it is very hard to activate accidentally. This means that when worn on the wrist, the pendant can be worn in bed. Perfect for peace of mind during those midnight trips to the bathroom.
Myth 4: Personal alarms for the elderly don’t work outside
The MyAmie has a massive range of 50 – 100 metres – this is more than enough to cover most people’s entire house and garden. This means the alarm user is covered even when doing things like gardening, emptying the bins and collecting the post.
Myth 5: Personal alarms for the elderly are difficult to install
Once again, modern technology has come to the rescue. The Tunstall Lifeline Vi alarm is as easy to install as a telephone. It simply plugs into the phone socket and the power socket. Most people, even the elderly, can do this within minutes but Lifeline24 are always there to help if needed.
As you can see, personal alarms for the elderly are a hassle free way to give peace of mind to older people and their families. So don’t let misconceptions prevent you or your loved one from living independently, in complete safety, in their own home.