A client of MePACS for 14 years, Ormond lives independently in Victoria and appreciates the care and support our 24/7 emergency response service has provided him for over a decade.
“When I started to live on my own, I knew with my personal history of a heart attack and ongoing medical conditions put me at risk. I would definitely need to have a safety measure in place if I experienced a fall or medical emergency – so I joined MePACS and it was a great decision from then on.”
“MePACS gives me peace of mind because I know I can rely on them to answer when I press the pendant for help. The response team are there 24/7, and they have my medical details on file so they’re aware of what emergency assistance I may require.”
Due to his underlying medical conditions, Ormond says that it’s a matter of when, not if, he has a serious medical emergency and needs vital help as soon as possible.
“There was a time where I started getting chest pains and was having trouble breathing at home. So, I pressed the alarm around my neck and MePACS quickly called an ambulance to take me straight to hospital. It wasn’t a heart attack, but it turns out that I had pneumonia.”
Ormond and his family can now have the peace of mind they deserve, in knowing that a fast and professional personal alarm service like MePACS is able to respond efficiently in a medical emergency when time is of the essence.
“I like my independent living and I know my daughters want me to live closer to them, but I’ve got everything I need to feel safe and secure here, especially with my MePACS pendant.”
The MePACS Home Alarm allows our clients to feel safer and more secure while at home – it’s waterproof, lightweight, easy to press and can even be worn out in the garden, depending on the size of the property.
Like many of our clients, Ormond also appreciates that MePACS offer a welfare check for seniors in the form of our ‘daily call service’, where he presses his alarm unit between 6am and 11am every day to let us know he is up and about.
“When you get older and have respiratory problems, you start to worry more about your health at night. The fact that I’m encouraged to press my MePACS alarm every morning is very reassuring because if something goes wrong overnight and I don’t press it for whatever reason, they’ll make sure someone checks in on me.”
“I feel safe and supported to keep living independently with MePACS.”
A volunteer in his local community for over 40 years, Ormond now enjoys researching and sharing historical photos in an online Facebook group and spending time with his family.