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Deciding Whether To Get A Personal Alarm


Personal alarms can give you independence and the freedom to continue living at home for as long as possible. There are lots of different types of alarms, some that can help you only at home, others that work all over the country and even alarms for specific conditions such as epilepsy. An alarm that can work outside as well as at home can be particularly useful.

In our experience, there are a few different reasons why you may choose to get a personal alarm:

  1. If you are worried about living alone and want to remain as active and independent as possible.
  2. A social worker or a GP has recommended an alarm to you.
  3. If you are at a higher risk of falls. We have created a handy tool that you can use to work out whether you are at a higher risk of falls: The Fall Risk Calculator.
  4. Your family worry about you being at home alone and a personal alarm would give them peace of mind.
  5. You have come back from hospital and want to rebuild your strength and avoid being restricted to staying indoors.

Investing in an alarm early

We often find that people choose to get a personal alarm after the first time they have a fall or spend some time in hospital. They want to make sure if it happens again, they will have emergency help on hand as quickly as possible.

However, investing in an alarm early can ensure you have that help available from the start so you can stay independent and active for as long as possible.

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If you are not sure

Personal alarms are available to anyone, irrespective of age or condition. However, if you are not sure, guidance is available.

You can speak to your local council or GP to get advice. Alternatively, you could request an assessment from a occupational therapist. They may have other suggestions in addition to a personal alarm that could help you stay independent at home.

Our team is very happy to help give you advice too. Do give us a call on 020 3868 5575 or email us at if you would like to discuss.

More information

We have lots more information about personal alarms on our blog, whether that is about what you should do before you get a personal alarm or help in choosing the best personal alarm.

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