Medical alarms offer the potential for maintaining the wellbeing and independence of seniors living at home by enabling timely intervention in case of a fall, or other health-related events such as a cardiac event or respiratory issue. The use of a medical alarm can reduce mortality rates as well as hospital admissions and inpatient days in community-residing older adults,8,9 potentially reducing the requirement for long-term aged care.
It is not possible to be there to protect your patients all of the time, but with a St John Medical Alarm seniors in your care are able to go home and be and feel safe knowing they can access help 24/7 if they need it, giving them the peace of mind and reassurance to live a full, independent life, and to stay at home for longer.
A St John Medical Alarm offers 24/7 response and is the only medical alarm that connects directly to St John. All patients are eligible for a free trial for up to 14 days, and referral is a straightforward process through your Practice Management System via Healthlink or ERMS.
For more information go to stjohnalarms.org.nz/hcp