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07 Nov 21

An Emergency Watch for Elderly People

Alayna Hansen | MePACS News , Product Tips

At MePACS, we deeply care about the well-being and safety of our senior clients, ensuring that they can continue to live independently and not have to worry about how to get help in a medical emergency.

We are proud to announce the anticipated MePACS Solo – an emergency watch that connects directly to our emergency response team of trained professionals, who are available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Combining the security and familiarity of a MePACS personal alarm with the convenience and style of a Samsung Galaxy watch, the new MePACS emergency watch allows you to monitor your own health, track your steps and works anywhere in Australia with good mobile reception.

An emergency watch is ideal for elderly people who want to continue living in their own home and have an active lifestyle. MePACS can keep you safe out and about too, with in-built GPS technology and falls detection.

Find out more about the MePACS Solo Watch or call 1800 685 329.

 

What is an emergency watch for elderly?

An emergency watch is worn on the wrist, allowing the wearer to send a signal for help in the event of a medical emergency. This signal can either go straight to family and friends, or to a 24/7 monitored personal alarm service like MePACS, with our response time of less than two minutes.

Elderly people can sometimes experience an increase of medical emergencies, and it is vital for an emergency watch to be accessible in a time of need, especially when they may be living by themselves.

Part of the growing trend of wearable technology, an emergency watch can be worn daily to help you feel independent and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing help is available 24/7 from MePACS.

Find out more about the MePACS Solo Watch or call 1800 685 329.

How does an emergency watch for elderly work?

If you are in pain or have fallen, organising the right help for yourself can be very stressful and often makes the situation feel much worse.

To signal for help with a MePACS emergency watch, all you have to do is tap the ‘alert’ icon on the watch face once or press the ‘home/power key’ twice, located on the lower right hand side of the watch. We guarantee to answer your signal for help within 2 minutes, assess the situation and then call for the most appropriate help, either from a family member or emergency service.

An emergency watch for elderly people eases the worry of contacting someone on a phone – opening an application, dialing the number and verbally telling someone what is wrong. In a medical emergency, you might not be able to do that, so simply tapping the watch once will connect you to the MePACS 24/7 emergency response centre without any hassle.

Find out more about the MePACS Solo Watch or call 1800 685 329.

 

How can an emergency watch benefit the elderly?

An emergency watch can help seniors to prolong their independence and the time they are able to live in their own home, particularly if they have an increased risk of falls, an ongoing injury or compromised immune system.

One of the best features of our new watch is its ability to monitor your health, which is especially important as we age. The device can count your steps and track your heart rate, showing the influence of physical activity on your body. This increases the vigilance of the wearer as they can be aware of daily changes in their body and decide when to go see a doctor.

A MePACS emergency watch may also assist elderly people who have recently had surgery or been in hospital and need extra care in their recovery period, which can be a particularly vulnerable time for them.

If you feel at ease wearing a MePACS emergency watch, then your family and friends will stress less too, knowing that help is at hand 24/7.

Find out more about the MePACS Solo Watch or call 1800 685 329.

What is GPS tracking?

GPS tracking is the use of the Global Positioning System (GPS) to track the location of a person, animal or object from a remote location.

This GPS system is a network of about 30 satellites that orbit 20,000 kilometres above the Earth. These satellites send radio signals back to receivers on the ground, which enable many electronic devices, such as a mobile phone, smart watch or a personal navigation system to determine a location with particular coordinates.

What emergency watches use GPS tracking?

Other emergency watches on the market that connect to a mobile phone, such as the Apple Watch, use GPS technology to perform a variety of functions. But in terms of responding to a medical emergency, they only send a text to a pre-selected list of contacts with the details of your location and your contact number and hope that one of your contacts is available to help in a timely manner.

If this medical event happens in the middle of the night, there is no guarantee that someone will answer and be able to get to you in time. But at MePACS, our team provide detailed and professional care to all of our clients, responding within 2 minutes at any time of the day or night.

Our new emergency watch uses GPS tracking, as does our mobile alarm. Whether you go out to the local community centre, the shops or even on holiday, a signal can be picked up from the watch anywhere with mobile reception in Australia.

Find out more about the MePACS Solo Watch or call 1800 685 329.

How can GPS tracking benefit the elderly?

On the new MePACS emergency watch, GPS tracking allows MePACS to determine your exact location and relay this information to a contact or emergency services, who would be called on to help you in a medical emergency. This means the time it takes for them to get to you and render immediate assistance is significantly reduced and your safety is prioritised.

A modern mobile phone also uses GPS technology for internal maps, some internet use and to categorise your photos, so you know exactly where they were taken when you look back.

A navigation system in your car also uses GPS tracking to monitor your position on the road and direct you to your destination. Despite social distancing measures and restrictions on travel, you can still have the confidence to go out in your own suburb and continue to maintain an active lifestyle.

The MePACS emergency response service is available 24/7, so no matter what time of the day or night it is, rely on us to get you the help you need quickly. For more information on the MePACS Solo, please call our friendly team on 1800 685 329.