Phone icon. Need help? Call us on 0800 085 7371

Personal alarms to help you remain independent and healthy for longer
Which? Trusted Traders
Approved Service
30-Day Money Back
Support icon.
Award winning
24/7 service
Star icon.
Rated Excellent
on TrustPilot
Falls Risk Score logo

Are you or a loved one at risk of a fall?

Every 10 seconds, a loved one in the UK has a fall. Find out your risk score in 2 minutes.

Designed to be comfortable and lightweight enough to wear at all times, our alarm necklace systems for the elderly and vulnerable can be used to alert our 24/7 Emergency Resolution Team if assistance is ever needed.

Browse our range of elderly neck alarms below to find the most suitable option for your needs.

Choose an alarm necklace

An alarm necklace can provide real peace of mind for older adults living independently, along with their families and friends.

Compare our elderly personal alarms to find the right alarm for your circumstances. All alarms include a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Taking Care Anywhere

Digital Fall Alarm

Digital Personal Alarm

Taking Care Anywhere alarm
Digital Fall Alarm
Digital Personal Alarm

£28.99 a month (£34.79 including VAT)

Get 3-months free when you pay annually by Direct Debit*

Location-aware personal alarm with fall detection that works at home and out-and-about.

£25.99 per month (£31.19 including VAT)

Get 3-months free when you pay annually by Direct Debit*

All the benefits of an in-home personal alarm with fall detection included.

£19.99 per month (£23.99 including VAT)

Get 3-months free when you pay annually by Direct Debit*

No telephone landline required with this simple to use personal alarm.

Taking Care Anywhere includes a location-aware GPS pendant with built-in fall detector, a backup pendant, alarm base unit and our 24-hour monitoring service.

This life-saving Digital Fall Alarm will automatically call our UK-based 24-hour Emergency Resolution Team if it detects the wearer has fallen and can also be used as an alarm pendant.

This life-saving Digital Personal Alarm does not need a telephone landline and includes alarm pendant, base unit and our 24-hour monitoring service so you can get help at the touch of a button.


UK-based monitoring


UK-based monitoring


UK-based monitoring

Works anywhere in the UK

Works in the home and garden

Works in the home and garden

Pendant, keyring or on belt

Pendant or wrist strap

Pendant or wrist strap

1-2 months battery charge

2-year battery charge

5-year battery charge

Speak through the pendant or base unit

Speak through the base unit

Speak through the base unit

Detects falls

Detects falls

Fully digital: No landline required

Fully digital: No landline required

Fully digital: No landline required

We've supported over ¼ million people and their families with personal alarms.
Rated Excellent on Trustpilot logo.

Peace of mind with a personal alarm necklace from TakingCare

It can be a real concern for the family and friends of an elderly person who lives independently that something could happen when no one is with them.

Perhaps they have already had a fall or accident at home in the past and you’re worried about it happening again. Maybe they are a little frailer than they used to be. Are they recovering from an illness or hospital stay, or have they been diagnosed with a condition that you think perhaps makes them more likely to have an issue or fall at home?

In any of these situations and more, a personal alarm necklace can be something that brings real peace of mind to the older person themselves, as well as their loved ones.

A TakingCare alarm necklace for seniors is designed to be worn at all times, even when in the bathroom or shower, where a mobile phone can’t be taken. This means that should they have a slip or fall at any time, help is always within reach at the press of the single button on the elderly neck alarm.

At TakingCare, we offer alarm necklace systems that are perfect for the home and garden, or also for when the wearer is out and about, with GPS features that mean the location of the device can always be found.

The main benefit of an alarm necklace for seniors that is worn all the time is that it can’t be forgotten when the wearer goes from room to room at home, so is always there if it’s needed. The wearer doesn’t need to consciously move the alarm with them like they would a phone. This can mean that an elderly neck alarm system is more useful and reliable for raising an alarm than a mobile phone might be.

Having a personal alarm necklace can help elderly people who are living independently to be able to stay in their own home safely for longer.

It can also give them the peace of mind and confidence to keep going with normal activities they enjoy that they perhaps would otherwise feel they needed to stop as they get older. An alarm necklace can help people maintain their quality of life because help is always accessible if needed. Some elderly neck alarms even have built-in fall detection technology, so that in the event of a fall, an alert is raised even if the button is not pressed.

Man with alarm neck pendant

What features to look for in an elderly neck alarm

When looking at various options for an alarm necklace, understanding the features that best suit your circumstances will help ensure you make the right choice for your situation. Whether you’re looking for an alarm necklace for yourself or for an elderly loved one, there are lots of different aspects to consider, including:

Alarm necklaces with a long battery life

Personal alarm necklaces that need recharging regularly might not be ideal for everyone, so a long battery life may be a feature that is important in your circumstances. At TakingCare, many of our alarm necklace systems have a battery life of up to several years, meaning that recharging or replacing batteries isn’t something that the wearer needs to think about.

If the battery is starting to run low, our systems will alert us and we will arrange for a replacement to be fitted, free of charge.

Alarm necklace worn by a lady

Water-resistant alarm necklaces

Some areas of the home are higher risk than others when it comes to potential falls, slips or accidents. Bathrooms can have a higher risk of elderly injuries being caused due to the likelihood of water spillages, slips getting in and out of a bath or shower, falls when using the bathroom at night and many people don’t take a mobile phone with them into the bathroom. This can mean that if something does happen, they can’t reach help.

With a water-resistant alarm necklace that can be worn in the bath or shower and while in bed sleeping, if there is an accident, assistance is just the press of a button away at any time of the day or night.

Waterproof necklace alarms

Automatic fall detection in an elderly neck alarm

For those who have perhaps had a fall in the past, or feel they are at increased risk of a fall now, an alarm necklace that has fall detection technology built in could be a good choice.

The pendant alarm necklace senses when the wearer has a hard fall and raises an alert automatically, at any time of the day or night. The Emergency Resolution Team will then speak to the wearer through the alarm system and can arrange help if needed.

Falls pendant worn by elderly woman

An alarm necklace with GPS technology

For older adults that love to get out and about and live an active life, an alarm necklace that includes GPS technology could be a great idea. These devices can send the wearer’s location to the Emergency Resolution Team if an alert is raised, anywhere in the UK. This kind of solution can bring real peace of mind that if something happens when out of the home, help can still be reached when needed.

Elderly man wearing falling alarm pendant outdoors

Personal alarm necklaces that can be worn differently

One reason why alarm necklaces are so popular is because they are easy to wear around the neck like a pendant and that suits lots of people most of the time.

However, there may be times when wearing the alarm necklace in this way isn’t ideal, such as if dressing for a special event. This is why our range of alarm necklaces for elderly people include models that can be worn differently if required, such as on the wrist like a watch, or attached to a belt or belt loop.

This versatility can be ideal for people who want to ensure that their personal alarm necklace is always on them and can’t be forgotten, but they don’t want to always wear it like a pendant. These alarms operate in the same way, however they are worn, with a single button press to raise an alert.

Necklace alarm options

Choosing the right alarm necklace for seniors

With a wide variety of different alarm necklace systems, models and features available, it’s important to make a choice that best suits the lifestyle and preferences of the person who will be wearing it.

We believe that there is something for everyone in our range of elderly neck alarms, which can help older people to enjoy living independently in their own home for longer.

Our team can offer tailored advice to help you find the alarm necklace system that best suits the circumstances. Call us on 0800 085 7371, Monday – Friday, 8am - 6pm and Saturday, 9am – 5pm.

If you’re looking for an alarm necklace for an older loved one in your life, because they are perhaps dealing with more challenges with day-to-day living and activities than they used to, it can be a difficult conversation to have with them. We offer advice and resources on how to talk to older adults about lifestyle changes and a wide range of other topics to help with living a full, healthier and safer later life.

View the full range of TakingCare’s personal alarms.

Pendant with long battery life

30-day money back guarantee

You can order easily online, or if you wish to speak to a member of our friendly team for further advice and to order by phone, you can do so by calling us on 0800 085 7371, Monday – Friday, 8am - 6pm and Saturday, 9am – 5pm.

Full range of personal alarms