February 24, 2024


How to Achieve Independent Living for the Elderly or Disabled

Quality of life, dignity; so many phrases such as these spring to my mind when considering the needs of those of us in our senior years.

By contrast, family, loved ones and friends worry about our safety.  The contingency arrangements we have made in case for one reason or another we have an emergency.

Whether you are the person designing your life to give yourself independence or the carer who needs reassurance, I would like to suggest some safety equipment, tools to make life easier to cope with and firstly, a choice of personal alarms to give you the confidence both of you need.

Once you begin to look at the different alarm systems available, you will be developing the first stage in your contingency plan.

These are Personal Alarms. It is your choice who is contacted during an alert, but the wearer would probably prefer a response from family or friend, rather than the institutionalized variety which calls emergency services without notifying relatives of an incident.

Consider the requirements and the feasibility of family to respond in an emergency.

SOS Alert for a fall or medical emergency

Talking GPS pendant or wristband


my alarm1A

This system uses a 3G system as it was installed about four years ago.  I haven’t used it in an emergency (thankfully) but we test the pendant which is on an elasticated wristband every month.  The call centre people are very lovely to speak to and I have no fears of calling if I had an emergency.  My neighbours who have land lines have the same system but installed on their landlines.

My main complaint is that every time we have a power-cut, which we have frequently, the base unit lady tells me that the power has been cut or something which is infuriating when she wakes me up in the early hours of the morning.  Some times she tells me that the internet signal has been lost, and she always tells me when power or the signal have been restored.

Many of my neighbours have used this call system and the call centre staff send emergency services.  I don’t think they have a system to let relatives or the management here that a resident has been taken to hospital, which I consider a down side to our system.

So having moaned about the system in place here, the “Acticheck” wristband is one I would definitely install for my peace of mind.


go anywhere

We are all aware of people having accidents in their homes, but more commonly and a bigger fear for all of us as we become less agile is the dread of taking a tumble whilst out shopping, playing golf, socialising, exercising ourselves or a pet.  The Acticheck caught my eye immediately because of it’s unlimited range.  It is not restricted to the range of the base unit unlike many other systems.

If you have our free app on your smartphone, as you go out of range of your home the Assure wristband will continue to offer you the same benefits.

It happens automatically so you don’t have to think about it and uses the phone’s GPS location and data connection to send alerts.

Acticheck wristband 1A

The system has excellent reviews from family members who have bought this to alert them to any safety or security issues they have for elderly parents.

Acticheck wristbandB

I recommend taking a look at all the features this system offers.  Peace of mind for carers and those who are determined to maintain their independence, with all the safety and security that technology offers.

Personal alarm system


<h3>1. Understanding Safety Alarms</h3>

<h3>2. Benefits of Personal Alarms</h3>

<h3>3. Features to Look for in a Safety Alarm</h3>

<h2>Embracing Independent Living</h2>

<h3>1. Developing Daily Routines</h3>

<h3>2. Building a Supportive Network</h3>

<h3>3. Accessing Community Resources</h3>