Emergency phones can connect you with the services you need to handle a household accident or a sudden illness. You can't always rely on traditional telephones for fast communication, especially if your mobility is limited. With an emergency bracelet or pendant around your wrist, neck, or waist, you can have peace of mind without worrying about the location of your telephone.
Cell phones are more portable than land lines. However, they are not always reliable; your battery may be too low for a call when you most need it or it may drop a call at your time of need. Installing devices in every room of the home isn't realistic either for most seniors. Lightweight portable telephones for older adults or disabled take the fuss out of urgent communications.
Be ready to get help quickly
with a push button at your fingertips
If you're having a sudden change in medical condition, you need help right away. The sooner you get treatment for a heart attack or stroke, the greater your chances of a good outcome. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, if treatment can begin within 60 minutes of stroke symptoms, you're more likely to make a complete recovery.
A few precious minutes can make a big difference when it comes to protecting your health. Whether it's a medical emergency or otherwise, you'll want to get help quickly.
If you've had the same land line for years or you're happy with your current mobile system, you probably wonder whether you really need another communication device. Emergency phones can offer several valuable features and are excellent to meet your special needs and also great for seniors.
Portability- New telecommunication systems may be equipped with a pendant that you can wear at all times, even when you're gardening, spending time with friends, or cleaning the house. If there is an urgency your emergency button is readily available for you to just push it, and help is just a push button away.
Speed- You can program your device to speed-dial medical services, the police department, the fire department, family members, or close friends. With an automated emergency dialer, you don't have to remember numbers or punch them into a complicated cellular interface.
Ease of use- The systems can accommodate the needs of the elderly. The components are easy to use, providing the benefits of high-tech communication without a lot of complicated installation requirements. Many phones are equipped with a simple red button that allows you to connect with support services or loved ones instantly.
Should I Worry About Accidents?
Even healthy, vital seniors should be concerned about household safety. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, an average of 1.4 million people over the age of 65 are treated for household injuries each year. Out of this group, seniors over 75 have the highest number of injuries at home.
Many of these accidents happen as a result of the products you rely on to make your life more comfortable or convenient, like kitchen appliances, heating systems, or electrical devices. With a call button at your fingertips, you can cook, clean, or do home improvement tasks with confidence.
Emergency phones can give you a sense of security and convenience that traditional telecommunication systems can't provide. Having help at the touch of a button lets you enjoy your friends, family, and activities without worry.
Consumer Product Safety Commission Publication 701;"Safety for Older Consumers: Home Safety Checklist"