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How personal alarms can help the NHS

by | Oct 27, 2022 | Featured, News

Personal alarms for the elderly are a type of technology that can help the elderly. They are also known as life-alert systems or medical alert systems. They are devices that are worn by the elderly, and they are designed to call for help in the event of an emergency. There are many different types of personal alarms for the elderly, and they all have different features.

According to a report by the National Institute on Aging, one in every three seniors falls each year. Falls are a leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries for older adults. Personal alarms for the elderly can help the elderly by providing them with a way to immediately summon help in the event of a fall or other emergency. These devices can give seniors the confidence to live independently, and can provide peace of mind for their loved ones.

As we all know NHS is under a lot of stress. Hospitals were already under pressure to handle an upsurge in demand before the pandemic even started. Additionally, the UK’s ageing population necessitates more hospital visits and longer hospital stays. 

The number of delays in A&E at the end of 2019 was the greatest ever. In NHS hospitals across the UK, bed obstruction is a problem that contributes to some of these delays. Patients who are physically capable of leaving the hospital but are unable to do so because of social care expenditures or a lack of organised care are said to be bed-blocked. 

According to a 2017 study, bed blocking had increased by 52% in just three years. According to the report’s statistics, 

In April 2017, delays for patients in England totalled almost 177,000 days and affected more than 5,900 beds every day. 

Total delayed days increased from 116,261 in April 2014 to 177,137 in April 2018. 

From 3,875 per day in April 2014 to 5,905 per day in April 2017, it is estimated that actual beds were blocked. 

The study found that patients without a home care plan were responsible for 36% of all social care-related delays in April (or 23,900 days’ worth). The epidemic has increased the difficulty of providing social care. Unfortunately, with one in ten beds unavailable as of November 2021, the NHS was more overburdened than ever. We think personal alarms for the elderly can benefit the NHS in this situation. 

Home Help Personal Alarm assists you at home around the clock. 

Elderly Personal Alarms with Home Help Automatic Fall Detector 24/7 monitoring 

An increasingly common technique for keeping individuals at home and away from hospitals is the Home Help alarm system. An alarm base unit that plugs into the mains power is typically included with a Home Help pendant that is worn around the neck or wrist. 

A Home Help user can push the button on their necklace if they need assistance and be assured that aid is on the way. As soon as the user presses the help button, our 24/7 Response Team receives a notification and can quickly dispatch assistance by calling the user’s emergency contacts or emergency services. 

Since our Response Team is available to respond to their distress call around-the-clock, every day of the year, the alarm user can stay independent at home. Having a personal alarm can occasionally shorten and even stop hospital hospitalizations. 

Taking Action to Reduce Hospital Stress 

Many of our customers purchase an alarm from us after leaving the hospital due to a fall or medical issue. Our personal alarms for the elderly frequently assist them in avoiding long-term hospitalisation. This benefits both our consumers and the NHS, in addition to being wonderful for us. 

Home Help alerts are not offered by the NHS. Prior until recently, many local authorities provided means-tested personal alarm programmes to retirees and individuals with disabilities. These local authority programmes, though, have frequently been reduced in scope or even eliminated. Fortunately, Home Help continues to be a trustworthy and reasonably priced provider of personal alarms for elderly and disabled individuals around the UK. For further security, we provide a fall detector in addition to a basic personal alarm plan. 

Visit our website to place your order, If you have any questions, a member of our customer service team would be delighted to respond. Alternatively, you can use our website’s Contact Us form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.