Would their be an alarm which would be automaticaly activated in case of a fall?

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Im writing from the UK. An older person having fallen does not always have the presence of mind to press a panic button.

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Make sure they will wear it. My great grandmother would take hers off if she was going to do something she knew we wouldn't want her to do so she wouldn't get caught. Luckily she never fell while standing in a chair to change a light bulb.
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It would be really nice if we have something like that. Sometimes the person may lose consciousness due to the fall and will not be able to press the panic button. Especially for aged people it can be very dangerous.
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Having panic alarms will be good in case of sudden numbness or a minor attack. Because when the uneasiness starts they will know and will have time to press the medical button provided in their emergency pendent or something like they provide at AlarmCare, myalarmcare/alarmcare.php
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Yes, there is a newly develop sensor that allows detection not only of falls but also slips. Unlike other device which needs to be worn by an individual, but for someone who have memory problem, it will not work, this sensor can be concealed in walls. This was develop for seniors and patients in long term care facilities - www.infolongtermcare.org/iltc-news/newly-developed-sensors-allow-convenient-detection-falls/ . Check out the full article and you might find it interesting, it goes on alarm when someone falls or slips, and pinpoints the exact location where the accident happen.
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Problem with Philips and Medi-alarm, they are only activated in case of a fall. If the patient slides to the floor the alarm would not be activated. Good for a fall but not for a very senior ( mams 100 on 4th of July. ) citizen who land on the floor without falling
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Yes. My mother had one called Phillips Life Line. It senses when a patient goes down and automatically called for assistance. I do not know if you have that service in England.

When my mother fell, within seconds, they were on the speaker asking her if she was OK. If there was no response, I was contacted immediately. It is a wonderful system.
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No they don't because there's a good chance they will be unconscious. Mom would not push the button out of embarrassment. So she laid on an icy porch until she could pick herself up. Another time she fell and hit her head on a coffee table. Head was bleeding. Refused to push button. So obviously these things do not react to movement. They can be set to go off if there is NO movement for a period of time, but that leads to false alarms at nap time.
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