B34 - Getting a Personal or Medical Alarm

There are a number of personal or medical bracelet or necklace alarm options available that you can activate if you need help urgently, for example, if you hurt yourself in a fall or feel unwell.

You press a button that connects to a monitoring call centre through your landline or cell phone. The centre immediately contacts you to find out what help you need.

They can arrange emergency services as necessary. They can also call a pre-arranged contact person, such as a friend or family member, to help you. The service generally works both inside your home and in your garden/section.

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Cons

What do I need in order to take this option?

Financial assistance

If you receive a Disability Allowance, you are likely to be eligible for funding support towards a personal alarm. See also B15 Disability Allowance.

Could this option limit my future choices?

No, it may extend the time you are able to stay living independently in your own home.

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