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 10 December 2012 11:00 AM
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juliebrown8782

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What do you think is the best life alert alarm for seniors? My grandma is almost blind and had fallen down many times because of poor vision. I have been planning to buy an elderly alarm but came to read some bad reviews. So I have no idea about where to look at. I prefer Wireless Alarm Systems
 10 December 2012 12:00 PM
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Originally posted by: juliebrown8782

What do you think is the best life alert alarm for seniors? My grandma is almost blind and had fallen down many times because of poor vision. I have been planning to buy an elderly alarm but came to read some bad reviews. So I have no idea about where to look at. I prefer Wireless Alarm Systems


Contact your LA and enquire about portable transceiver alarms that can be worn around the neck or on the wrist, ideal for persons who are severely disabled and subject to more falls than is usual.

I notice that the site to which you refer is US, if this is an across the Pond enquiry contact your Medicare provider.

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Edited: 10 December 2012 at 12:08 PM by rocknroll
 10 December 2012 08:06 PM
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A possible back up option is that the infinite prime wireless alarm (UK system) can be set up to report on lack of movement rather than detection of movement.

It can then be made to communicate these events with an inbuilt voice dialer.

As RnR has already suggested I'd go down the local authority routes first as they tend to have the support mechanisms that go with the alarm fobs.

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 11 December 2012 02:27 PM
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AJJewsbury

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The common system around here is 'care line' (I think this is their web site: http://www.carelineuk.com/ )

That said, I just rigged up a wireless fob receiver to an autodialer for my Dad, programmed to ring around the neighbours until it got an acknowledgement. The only problem was him remembering to keep a fob with him.....

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 11 December 2012 02:59 PM
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You could get him an ASBO Andy, they have pretty good tags

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 11 December 2012 05:59 PM
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AJJewsbury

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You could get him an ASBO Andy, they have pretty good tags

that's lateral thinking

Not a problem I have to solve any more, unfortunately.

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