Personal Alarms - Parents Getting Older

April 23, 2017 3 min read


Personal Alarm Device For Assisted Living

As parents get older, we start to question, 'How the hell did that happen?

Somehow, I have entered my 40s, and my parents are in their 70's. 'It's just not right'. I never honestly thought I would get old. But the hardest thing is looking at my parents and seeing who they are.

They aren't superheroes or giants who have the strength to pick me up and spin you around. Instead, they look more like how my nana and grandad used to look all those years ago. Human and, in some ways, fragile.

As parents get older, our roles change. We start to worry about them, their health, safety, and being alone.

My dad has spent hours alone over the last 30 years working on his wooden boat, down in its hull. Replacing beams and fixing leaks. I never considered his safety or a personal alarm system because he was 'Dad', strong, capable, and resilient.

It wasn't until my mother told me how frightened she was that dad had dropped his electric drill (plugged in and live) into the water-covered floor of the hull that I began to consider. 'OMG! What is Dad up to? And at 70, he shouldn't be doing it by himself.

Put fear aside. Should he be doing what he has always done? Keeping his mind and body young and active What would I rather, he sits on a chair and loses his physical and mental capabilities? That is what keeps both my parents looking young, their ability to still live and love their lives and their independence.

How can I quiet the voices in my mind? What if they fell or needed me but couldn't call? What if they were confused and didn't have anyone to calm or reassure them?

With safety and security in mind, that's where the 4G Personal Alarm Device is perfect. It's peace of mind for independent living. He could pop it on a lanyard around his neck or on the belt holder when he was working alone. They offer fall detection and a hands-free call system. In case an emergency response is needed, family members would be sent an SMS with a Google Maps link, be it on the boat or in the shed. This would offer peace of mind.

Pop their mobile alarm on their key ring so they always have some way to get hold of family or friends from their emergency contact list! no matter where they are.

Knowing the battery life would be enough for all-day use, their personal alarm would be able to make that emergency call if needed. The best thing about it! the big alarm button on the front for ease of use. With a press of the button, five contacts can be alerted via SMS, and then the call sequence will start.

The Personal Alarm offers a fall detection feature that sends text messages to all five contacts. When it detects a fall, it will beep for a brief time before sending the texts and then beginning the help call sequence, which is great for accessing emergency contacts.


The mobile alarm system works off its own sim card using the full Telstra mobile network, which gives the widest coverage in Australia of 99% of all populated areas’ Cards from Aldi, which offers 98.8% coverage, have mostly the same coverage footprint as Telstra customers; they can use their devices in most of the same places. There are some exceptions in remote parts of the country, so it is always wise to check the coverage maps and make sure that your home is covered.

So, knowing he can take it anywhere there is 4G mobile coverage offers reassurance and peace of mind, with the added benefit of mobile GPS.

No need to worry about home landline NBN changeovers or being tied down to the old-style telephone smart dialler with a 150- to 300-meter range! That’s no good once you leave home or are tied down to a monitoring contract.

Great for assisted living as well as aged care nursing homes where mobility is essential for independent living. You can even add 000 emergency services if needed. We urge you to talk to family members first to produce a good strategy for dealing with an emergency response if the event arises.

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