Elderly Becoming Frail At An Alarming Rate

Elderly Becoming Frail At An Alarming Rate
May 3, 2018 Rechenberg

Over 80% of Australians older than 65 are currently living by themselves. This is an extremely worrying issue for children with elderly or frail parents. Just think, if your mum or dad were to have a fall, they might be caught off-guard and unable to call for help or worse, it could be hours before someone realises something is wrong.

A recent study showed that elderly Australians are becoming frail at an alarming rate. To complete the study, 3,000 Australians aged 65 or over living at home answered a FRAIL Questionnaire Screening Tool test. The survey asked questions relating to Fatigue, Resistance, Ambulation Illnesses and Loss of weight (FRAIL).The study proved 38% of the people who participated in the study were already in the early stages of frailty, meaning a simple fall could lead to broken bones, a concussion, or admission to hospital.

Although these results may be confronting, it’s necessary to understand how frail your loved ones are so you can organise and implement the best equipment to help them in times of need. It’s important to remember receiving help quickly after an incident could minimise recovery time or hospitalisation after a fall. At Rechenberg, we have found the most effective way to quickly get assistance after a fall is through Medical Alert Alarm Pendants.

The Rechenberg Medical Alert Alarm Pendants offer a variety of features and peace-of-mind to you and your loved ones.

What are Medical Alarm Pendants?

Rechenberg Medical Alarm Pendants are placed around the neck on lanyards or around the wrist and connect to the main base which is also located in the home. With a pendant-to-base range of 300 meters, the alarms are simple to use and ensure access to an emergency contact at the press of a button.

The Rechenberg Alarm Pendants also now include an optional fall detection feature. With this option, the fall detector can recognise if a major fall occurs, sending an automatic signal to the 24/7 Rechenberg Control Room. A trained operator will then take action to get help on-site as quickly as possible.

Made out of durable and waterproof plastic, the Rechenberg Medical Alert Pendant can withstand the roughest treatment. This means it doesn’t need to be removed for showering or bathing, and your loved one will always have it with them in case of an emergency.

How do they work?

During an emergency or a fall, the person in danger can easily access the emergency button positioned on the pendant. The pressed button will alert the control room, informing staff of the incident. The staff will then follow predetermined instructions to send help and assistance ASAP.

Additional benefits

  • Pendant lasts up to 5 years
  • Pendants have a range of 300 metres from the base in open air
  • Pendant is waterproof – no need to take it off to shower or bath
  • No phone call costs
  • NBN ready solutions
  • Instant delivery
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

To find out more about Medical Alert Alarms, don’t hesitate to contact us today.