Senior Medical Alarms Reduce Risk of Injury

by Bobbie
(Collingwood, Ontario)

Senior Medical Alarms

Senior Medical Alarms

I know that when most people hear about senior medical alarms that they're thinking about that commercial where the older woman falls down and hurts herself and can't get to the phone.

However, senior medical alarms go way beyond the personal pendant or bracelet type that can be used to alert the alarm company, who can then send first responders to the scene if needed.

Senior medical alarms can also alert you if the temperature in the house or apartment gets too high or too low. Bed alarms are also available, and beneficial, especially for caregivers taking care of Alzheimer's patients who have a tendency to either wander, as well as those who have a tendency to fall out of bed.

A number of senior medical alarms can even be placed on doorways. This type of senior medical alarm is called a dementia wandering alarm and is ideal for various forms of dementia, but also Parkinson's disease.

These alarms are especially valuable and beneficial and alert others in the home if a loved one has opened a door and made an effort to wander outside. These systems create an alarm and or call a specified telephone number to alert caregivers or family members to a potential wandering situation.

As you can see, senior medical alarms come in a variety of shapes and sizes and deal specifically with certain issues. If you have an aging parent or loved one that you worry about, consider one of these alarms.

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Senior Medical Alarms - Bedwetting Alarm for Father
by: Anonymous

I have an alarm that lets me know if my dad wets the bed. Because he’s incontinent, it sure helps to prevent skin breakdown because he either gets out of bed himself or alerts me, or I hear the alarm and can get his clothes and bedding changed quickly.

I can Relate to needing Senior Medical Alarms for a Wanderer
by: Anonymous

I can relate to the comment about the 90-year-old wanderer. Sadly, my best friend's father (who has dementia), wandered out of the house one evening, and it took five hours to find him.

Thank goodness the weather was warm, but the poor guy was panicked by the time they found them.

Senior Medical Alarms for my Wandering Mother
by: Beth Ann

My 90-year-old mother is a wanderer. I've even tried disguising doorways and installing locks, but somehow, she eventually figures them out.

I did purchase the type of alarm that will alert me if an outside door is opened. The alarm came in very handy just a month ago when Mom tried to get out when it was snowing.

It scares me to think of what might have happened if I hadn't had one of those alarms installed.

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