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Carers UK Forum • Any wristband alert devices?
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Any wristband alert devices?

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:51 pm
by Grant_2011
Hi Guys,

Hope you're all well!

My mum had a stroke a year back and has been on the road to recovery for a while - some weakness but all in all not too bad. Lately however her hip has dislocated and is causing her a lot of issues getting around (she has a belt on holding it in place until an operation). My dad is around the house mostly but does go out to his garage to tinker or out for a bike ride.

I'm wondering, is there like a pair of wristbands they could wear so if mum falls she can press it and it'll alert dads wristband he needs to come back to the house?

Thanks,
Grant

Re: Any wristband alert devices?

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:42 pm
by Melly1
Hi Grant,

there is information here https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advic ... ch-for-you

Melly1

Re: Any wristband alert devices?

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:02 pm
by Grant_2011
Thanks Melly that's a great place to start! So from the sounds of it I'm looking for a Personal Alarm, however the ones I've found online seem to call a help centre or private firm. Does anybody know of one that simply alerts a carer? Ideally on their own wrist band so they can carry it around easily. Thanks so much for any help!

Re: Any wristband alert devices?

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:00 pm
by Melly1
Grant,

not all contact a call centre e.g. https://www.personalalarms.org/product/ ... tch-combo/

Melly1

Re: Any wristband alert devices?

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:52 am
by Albert_1604
A cheap (non smart )mobile phone can be set to fast dial. All she has to do is press a single button and other mobile will ring.
My wife and I had one each to warn each other by a single button press

Re: Any wristband alert devices?

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:40 am
by susieq
You could also try a wireless door bell - you keep the half that rings and your wife has the bell push which she can use when she needs you (the bell push is small enough to tuck into a pocket).

Something like this

https://www.argos.co.uk/product/3634617 ... ll:5:953:2