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    Lifeline pendant

    I have been advised by my OT to have a pendant because my husband works nights so I am alone.She left details of a company Ashford council recommended.
    The only problem is if the button is pressed the operator asks what the patient needs.I have no speech so the operator on not getting a repose would contact my husband at work and would panic at not knowing what was wrong would be rushing home.
    Does anyone know of an alternative that I can use.
    I have the text to 999 on my phone set up but that would be a problem if I fell and could not reach it
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    Hi AM,

    I wear a wrist alarm linked to Saga. They know that if I can't speak then they will text my mobile. I pay £16 per month for this but it gives me peace of mind and my family also.

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    Barry
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    Hi AM;

    There are a number of companies that offer a similar service but with some differences. You can get automatic fall detectors that are combined with an emergency button.

    I don't know what smart phones can do, but my advanced "Lightwriter" can except calls and you can pre-program replies. So I could use this as the first number and only need one or maybe two buttons to say "I'm OK and it's a false alarm".

    Maybe smart phones can do similar or maybe Barry's method might suit.

    Love Terry
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    Hi Barry and Terry
    Thanks for the info .I will get my husband to make enquiries about texting rather than calling
    AM x

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    I am in Ashford too, I have a wrist band and a clip on fall detector supplied by the OT for Ashford Social Services, they paid for it and continue to pay for it too xx

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    Hi Jan
    The OT did leave the details of the Alarm but I did not ask if it has a text service,The fall detector is a must as I have started to have them indoors.I have now been diagnosed with MND rather than the pseudo palsy .So am being supported by the East Kent branch.I am starting a day at the hospice in a fortnight on a Wednesday at first so I can get to know people before I move onto other activities so I may see you some time
    Vikki xx

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