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07 Feb 22

Why should Safety Alarm Watches be in Home Care Packages for seniors in South East Melbourne?

Alayna Hansen | Product Tips

In Victoria, government funding offered through a home care package helps independent seniors to afford general home care tasks and medical care.

But it isn’t commonly known that safety alarm watches used to signal for help in a medical emergency can also be included within a Home Care package too, in order to prioritise senior safety.

Are you a senior living in south east Melbourne suburbs? Do you have a safety alarm watch covered in your home care package? Have the peace of mind you deserve with a MePACS personal alarm to keep you safe at home and out and about.

MePACS is a leading provider of safety alarm watches in south east Melbourne suburbs, across Victoria and around Australia. We’ve put together some helpful information on what for seniors and their families should look out for in a personal alarm watch below.

Read more about Personal Alarm Watches Australia

 

What is a safety alarm watch system?

A safety alarm watch, also known as a medical alarm watch, emergency call button or personal response system, is used to signal for help in the event of a medical emergency or fall. The best safety alarm watches in VIC are those monitored by a response service, so you know that a real person is guaranteed to answer and check on your well-being.

How does a safety alarm watch for elderly work?

Help is only one press of a button away with a fully monitored, 24/7 fast response personal alarm service like MePACS.

Whether you need help from a family member or ambulance, signalling for help with one of our safety alarm watches ensures a trained professional from our response team answers within 2 minutes, assesses the situation and calls the most necessary help on your behalf.

As a personalised and efficient alarm service, MePACS can guarantee that a real person is looking out for your safety and well-being 24/7.

Have a question for the MePACS team? Send us an enquiry through our ‘Contact Form’ in the main menu

 

Is a safety alarm watch available for home care clients in the south east Melbourne suburbs, VIC?

A MePACS safety alarm watch is available for Home Care Providers to order in metro Melbourne, Victoria, including the south east suburbs.

Suburbs in metropolitan south east Melbourne include Rosebud, Bentleigh, Cheltenham, Brighton, Mornington, Pascoe Vale, Croydon and Reservoir. Safety alarm watches happen to be a vital device for supporting senior safety.

As a national personal alarm provider, MePACS medical alarm watches are also available in every other state and territory in Australia – WA, SA, NT, QLD, ACT and Tas.

Why Do Home Care Providers Choose MePACS?

What should Victorian seniors with a Home Care Package look out for in a safety alarm watch?

The best safety alarm watch is the one that suits your health condition or senior lifestyle. But there are some features that are particularly helpful for ease-of-use and security:

  • Quick and simple one-button activation
  • Two-way communication with client
  • GPS location technology
  • Water resistance
  • Falls detection with automatic activation to MePACS response team
  • Health metrics, such as a steps tracker and heart rate monitor

 

 

MePACS Personal Alarm Watches in south east Melbourne

Safety alarm watches should be lightweight, discreet and easy to press quickly. In a medical emergency such as a fall, wearing this safety device on your person means it is convenient to reach; reducing the time it takes for a monitored response service to answer and send for the right help fast.

Ideal for home care clients who may be prone to fallsrecovering from surgery or frequently feel unwell due to an ongoing medical condition, the new MePACS Solo Watch provides the safety and security seniors need at home and away.

It’s the revolutionary personal alarm watch designed with active and tech-savvy seniors in mind – discreet, convenient and stylish features combined with the safety and security of a monitored personal alarm.

With 4G, GPS location technology and automatic fall detection, it’s a water-resistant smart watch for seniors that can be worn at home and out in the community, ensuring peace of mind for the wearer, their family and carers. However, it is recommended that users have strong mobile network reception in the area, as the watch relies on this coverage to send a signal for help.

Keep active and feel confident every day while knowing MePACS are watching out for your safety.

Find Out More About Safety Alarm Watches or call 1800 685 329 today! 

 How to include a safety alarm watch in a Home Care Package for a south east Melbourne senior?

A government funded safety alarm watch can be purchased through home care funding under ‘Assistive Technology’, as well as through the Commonwealth Home Support Program.

Your Home Care Provider can order through our dedicated HCP form at the link below or call our team on 1800 685 329.

Apply For MePACS through Home Care Funding

A MePACS Personal Alarm Watch included in a Home Care Package can make all the difference for a senior client in south east Melbourne. For more information on MePACS Personal Alarms, call 1800 685 329 or visit mepacs.com.au.