Personal Alarms for Elderly

HillStreetBlues
HillStreetBlues Posts: 3,081
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Looking for advice on who to go with, it would be a pendant type.
Needs to be they type you speak to someone.
Let's Be Careful Out There

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  • elsien
    elsien Posts: 32,262
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     Have you looked at what is offered through your local council? There will be at charge,  but then there will be a charge anyway
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
  • Brie
    Brie Posts: 9,265
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    This service wasn't worth the cost for my inlaws.  Any time there was an emergency the service refused to assist and said to ring an ambulance.  And when an ambulance was requested it was refused because it wasn't that big an emergency.  (e.g. FiL would fall over at 2 am and no one would be willing to come and assist him and he would need to lay on the floor until a neighbour was available several hours later or similar.)
    "Never retract, never explain, never apologise; get things done and let them howl.”
  • Brie said:
    This service wasn't worth the cost for my inlaws.  Any time there was an emergency the service refused to assist and said to ring an ambulance.  And when an ambulance was requested it was refused because it wasn't that big an emergency.  (e.g. FiL would fall over at 2 am and no one would be willing to come and assist him and he would need to lay on the floor until a neighbour was available several hours later or similar.)
    I used to manage these services. I'm so sorry you FIL received such poor service. Had we acted in the same way we would all have been sacked, including me and rightly so,
  • KxMx
    KxMx Posts: 10,546
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    Locally it's very good, last time my Mum needed it they apologised and said two call outs ahead of her, but arrived in 20 minutes. 
  • elsien
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    In our area, they don’t send someone out. It’s a reassurance and then an emergency contact  to let family/relevant person know, or to call the emergency services. 
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
  • Savvy_Sue
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    It used to work OK for my dad too, but agree start by asking what the local authority uses.
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  • sheramber
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    My mother had one. When she fell out of bed they sent two policemen to lift her back into bed.
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