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What Uses Does A Personal Alert Alarm Have?

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Each year, 1 in 3 Canadians over the age of 65 experiences a fall. In fact, over 73,000 seniors are hospitalized each year due to a fall and the injuries incurred. 

With so many older patients experiencing these events, the fear of independent living in senior years is growing. The thing is, they aren’t ready to give up their independence and you, as their caregiver, aren’t out to take their freedom away from them. 

So what can you do to ensure peace of mind for your loved ones? You need the help of a personal alert system.

Ready to find out how a wearable device can help the seniors in your life stay safe and protected without disrupting their life? Follow along to learn about the uses for a personal alert alarm and why you need one.

What Is a Personal Alert?

A personal alert or alarm is a small, discreet device that seniors and other individuals in need of care can wear when they are alone.

These devices have two primary purposes. 1, they serve as an alert to emergency services or caretakers in the instance of a medical emergency or other personal instance. 2, they can be used in the instance of a personal attack or when the wearer is feeling unsafe.

Traditional personal alarms used a loud device that drew attention to the individual in need. However, today’s tech has allowed for significant advances. Because of this the uses for these systems have expanded and offer a variety of assistance to help keep individuals independent.

Compassionate Check-Ins

Every parent loves a call from their son or daughter, but sometimes it can be difficult to maintain daily contact.

This broken communication can often leave seniors feeling alone. On top of this, caregivers are left feeling guilty for having a life outside of their loved ones. 

Personal alert systems help with these valuable check-ins by performing customizable automated calls. This helps take the pressure off and guarantees that if something has gone wrong through the day or night, you’ll be the first to know. 

Tracking Location

For individuals with cognitive issues, setting out on their own can be a nerve-racking experience. The fear is even higher when a caregiver isn’t able to locate their loved one when they arrive. 

If you’re familiar with the panic that floods in when there is uncertainty about a senior’s whereabouts, you’ll love the location logging and tracking feature of our memory care devices. 

Open the app on your iPhone or Android smartphone and see where they have been and where they are at now. This valuable insight allows you to take a step back if they are just out for a grocery shop and let them maintain their freedom. On the other hand, if there is an obscurity in their past locations, you can get in touch and find them with ease.

Fall Detection

With falls being the highest concern for seniors living alone, users have expressed concern for instances where the individual isn’t able to press a button for help or even communicate. 

Our device has a fall detection alert built right in so if they happen to take a spill, the system will automatically notify the response center as well as any caregivers. You’ll never have to worry about an unconscious loved one being unable to call for help ever again. 

Increased Communication

Red Dot’s discrete wearable device transitions from an emergency button to a 2-way communication tool at a moment’s notice. Because an emergency could take place near home or out and about, having an operator call a landline or even a mobile phone could be out of reach for the individual. 

Instead, the emergency hotline operator can speak directly to the user through the device and communicate effortlessly in any situation. With compassionate care being the number one priority, the operator can assist with notifying specified contacts or emergency services. 

Once help is on its way, the operator can remain on the line with the individual until help arrives, ensuring they don’t feel alone or scared. 

Safe-Zone Alerts

Whether your loved ones shouldn’t be driving on their own, or have a tendency to wander off, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that you’ve got the help of safe-zone alerts to keep them out of harm’s way. 

Determine what area you’d like to be aware of them leaving and receive an alert if they leave the specified location alone. It’s unfair to keep a loved one locked inside, but with this system, you won’t have to worry about memory problems or impaired cognitive function leading them to trouble. 

Alert Caretakers

A personal alarm isn’t only for a call to emergency services, our device gives you the freedom to include 4 caregivers or primary contacts that can receive an alert to medical conditions or mishaps at any time. 

You’ll be able to live your life and regain your own independence and have a guarantee that any problems or emergencies will be relayed to you asap. 

Choose from email notifications or texts and allow the dispatch operator to get in touch with you. Whether they are feeling unsafe, or have just fallen down, you’ll be the first to know. 


If a user is ever unable to communicate, you can rely on GPS to get you and the medical team to them with ease. 

Whether they are out and about, or at home in their bedroom, the GPS monitoring systems work anywhere across Canada with cellular reception to accurately depict their exact location. 

No need to rely on memory or descriptions from your loved ones to track them down, just pull up the app, and make your way to them with no unnecessary delays.

Pick Up Your Personal Alert

Now that you know the many uses for this amazing wearable device, you can ensure the best independent living experience for your loved ones. Utilize our compassionate care and bilingual services to make sure they never feel scared, alone, or unsafe. 

Ready to empower the seniors in your life with freedom and security? Order your personal alert device today by clicking here and get your hands on the best personal alarms in the industry. 

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