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The Advantages of Wireless Fall Alarms for the Elderly

Stay Safe this Winter with Isaac Care

As winter approaches, one of the growing concerns for the elderly population is the increased risk of falls. This winter, as we gather with our family and friends, let’s prioritise safety and the methods to stay safe this winter with Isaac Care. Whether at home or out and about, a fall alarm can be a valuable tool in ensuring the well-being of elderly loved ones and those with mobility challenges. Understanding how these falls may occur is vital in preventing them and the correct preventative methods can then be taken on board, ensuring peace of mind for everyone.

Understanding Fall Risks

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Understanding fall risks is a crucial aspect of ensuring the safety of your loved ones, especially during the holiday season when there may be additional hazards present.

  • Elderly individuals: Older adults are generally more susceptible to falls due to factors such as reduced balance, muscle strength, and vision.
  • Individuals with mobility issues: People with conditions like arthritis, parkinson’s disease, or recent surgeries may have impaired mobility, increasing their risk of falling.
  • Cognitive impairment: Those with conditions like dementia or alzheimer’s disease may have difficulty recognizing hazards, making them more prone to accidents.
  • Medication use: Certain medications can cause dizziness, drowsiness, or balance problems, contributing to fall risk.

Fall Prevention Tips

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Fall prevention tips are crucial for ensuring an enjoyable winter season, especially for individuals who are at higher risk of falling.

  • Ensure that walkways, both indoors and outdoors, are clear of obstacles, clutter, and decorations that could be tripping hazards.
  • Adequate lighting is essential, especially during the darker winter months. Make sure all hallways, staircases, and entryways are well-lit.
  • Secure rugs and mats to prevent slipping and tripping, or consider removing them altogether.
  • Encourage the use of mobility aids such as canes, walkers, or wheelchairs if needed. Ensure they are in good condition and easily accessible.

Fall Alarms

Fall alarms are specialised devices designed to detect falls or sudden changes in motion and alert caregivers or emergency responders when a fall occurs. They are equipped with sensors, accelerometers, and sometimes additional technologies like GPS to monitor movement and activity. Fall alarms come in various forms, including wearable devices, wall-mounted sensors, or even smartphone apps.

The Isaac Fall Alarm is a smart, easy to use, personal alarm which offers reassurance that loved ones can instantly access help whenever they need it, at the push of a button. It is ideal for people of all ages who are concerned about their wellbeing and safety both at home, and while out and about.

Features of The Isaac Fall Alarm

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24/7 support

Stay Safe this Winter with Isaac Care

Personalised Circle of Care App

The Isaac Care fall alarm and app help loved ones to stay independent while at home and while out and about in the community. By harnessing the benefits of assistive technology alongside 24/7 support, Isaac Care ensures that the right care is delivered at the right place and at the right time. 

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The Circle of Care App

The Isaac Circle of Care app has been designed to support families in caring for their loved ones. Our device connects with our app so that the circle of care is notified immediately when there is an SOS alert. It allows for easy communication and brings together information from our assistive devices into one easy-to-use platform. Our app has been designed for use by both care recipients and carers alike. Each service user has their own profile and can share information within groups known as “circles of care”. Data within the app is kept secure and the user can decide who has access to what data. It has a range of features:

  • Health tracking.
  • Real-time GPS notifications.
  • The Location and Alerts tab allows the user to view the current location of the device, view any alerts and to set GPS zones.
  • Geofencing zones, which alert the relevant people if the person wanders outside of certain areas, make it ideal for people caring for family members with dementia who may be at risk of wandering.
Stay Safe this Winter with Isaac Care

Fall alarms provide an invaluable safety net that allows loved ones to maintain their independence and gives them a more secure environment to enjoy the festivities without worry. Mitigating the risks associated with falls, can provide a safety net for our elderly loved ones. By alerting caregivers or medical professionals in real-time, they enable swift response and intervention, potentially preventing serious injuries and complications. As we embrace the winter season, let’s prioritise the well-being of our loved ones by considering the implementation of fall alarms, allowing them to enjoy the season with peace of mind.

To learn more about how you or a loved one may benefit from having a fall alarm, please get in touch with us today. We would be glad to guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have.

Get in Touch

Our dedicated team are on hand to assist you in any way. To order your Isaac Care fall alarm, contact us on (042) 936 8391 or fill in your details in the contact form and one of our team will be in touch.