Summer has arrived and temperatures are on the rise across the UK and Ireland. During the summer people begin gardening and many elderly residents like to look after their gardens by planting flowers and cutting their lawns. Today we give you a guide to our elderly alarm system, which could come in very handy whilst you are outside gardening.
Lifeline24 provides Ireland with an affordable elderly alarm service. We feel that our device could be of use to those of you who like to get outside during the summer.
The sun is out and the days are long. What a perfect opportunity for you to really show-off your garden and make it look amazing. This is what many elderly residents like to do across the country.
Whether it is planting new plants and flowers, cutting back hedges and bushes, or simply mowing the lawn, the elderly like to keep themselves active in the garden. Although this may seem harmless, there are dangers when it comes to gardening.
As we are all too aware, the elderly are more prone to suffering from falls. Gardening can involve the elderly constantly moving around as they bend down to plant flowers or lean over things to water their plants. It is possible for someone’s knees to give way as they go to kneel down. Or an elderly person might lose their balance as they are watering flowers.
Gardening could also be considered a workout for the elderly. Putting strain or pressure on their muscles for too long could cause aches and pains. This could also cause a fall or make them feel unwell.
When you consider that it is likely to be warm as well, this adds even more pressure to the body. The elderly are rightly advised to avoid staying outside in the sun for too long. The warm weather, added to the work load of gardening, can cause the elderly to feel faint and dizzy.
Then, of course, there are the regular gardening problems we all face. This includes the risk of cutting yourself on gardening equipment or sharp plants, along with being stung by nettles or wasps!
Lifeline24’s elderly alarms are the perfect solution to the risks of gardening and could easily end-up saving your life. The system comes in two parts, including the Lifeline Vi Alarm base unit and the MyAmie Pendant.
The base unit is plugged into your existing telephone line and a power socket. Your telephone will then be plugged into the back of the base unit. The MyAmie Pendant can be worn around your neck or wrist. The decision is yours and both attachments come inside the box.
What makes the pendant great for gardeners is that it has an impressive range of up to 100 metres. This means that, depending on the size of your garden, you can wear it whilst you are cutting the grass, cutting back hedges and planting new flowers.
How it Works
All you would need to do if you had a fall in the garden or if you felt unwell would be to press the red button on your pendant. This sends an alert to our 24/7 Platinum Accredited Response Team. They work 365 days a year to ensure your safety.
When the button is been pressed, a member of the team will try to speak with you over the loudspeaker on the base unit. If he or she does not hear a response they call your emergency contacts. These are selected by our customers when they order their elderly alarm. Usually this is family members, close friends or neighbours.
Your contacts will be notified that your button has been pushed and that you may need help urgently.
The pendant has been designed to be as comfortable and as stylish as possible. It is also waterproof so that you can wear it in the bath or shower. It will also not interfere with any other medical equipment that you may have inside your home. This is because it operates on the 869MHz European Social Alarm frequency.
Our elderly alarm is available on a Monthly Price Plan so that you don’t have to worry about paying the costs all at once. With this price package you will pay the first three months upfront, then €12.49 per month after this initial period.
You can order an elderly alarm through our website or by giving a member of our sales team a call on 1 800 937543. The team will be happy to answer any questions that you may have about our product and services.
Without an elderly alarm, it may take hours for somebody to help you if you fall or feel unwell. Our service could make all the difference and could end up saving your life.