- The Easy Press adapter for pendant alarms is suitable for many people including elderly who are frail, weak, or have tremors.
- It is also used by people with neurological conditions such as Motor Neuron disease, Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease.
- Requires negligible amount of pressure to trigger a call for assistance.
- For people with weak hands, coordination problems or tremors, the Easy Press adapter is an affordable and safe way to ensure they can activate an alarm call to a 24-hour response centre.
Most telecare alarm buttons, whether pendant alarms or wristband buttons are designed to be easy to press. However for the very frail elderly or people with limited dexterity or neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease, the strength and co-ordination needed to trigger a standard pendant alarm button is sometimes not enough. The Easy Press adapter allows an emergency call to be made to a 24-hour response centre, by people who might not otherwise be able to call for help.
The Easy Press adapter for pendant alarms can be fixed on the armrest of a wheelchair or armchair. It can also be attached to the side of a table or worn as a pendant.
The adapter is made from a slim transparent plastic which simply attaches over a pendant alarm. But because the Easy Press adapter is larger than a standard pendant button and uses leverage, it requires less co-ordination and pressure to activate an emergency call. What may not come across clearly by looking at the Easy Press adapter is just how little force is required to activate it. Much less effort is needed as compared with a standard pendant alarm button.
Because the Easy Press adapter is larger than a standard pendant button and uses leverage, it requires less co-ordination and pressure to activate an emergency call
Another benefit of having the Easy Press adapter is that it can often be used to answer incoming telephone calls, allowing a hands free telephone conversation through the telecare base unit. However this will be dependent on the make/model of your telecare base unit, so always check this with your telecare / pendant alarm supplier first.
The Easy Press adapter pictured at the top of the page fits over the Bosch TX Transmitter alarm button. It is available from our Sponsor TASK Community Care. Other makes are also available for different types of pendant alarms.