Safe and Secure Living

Have peace of mind with Northwood Intouch’s personal emergency response service.

For many, the best way to add extra safety and security is to know help is in reach if it’s needed. Our help buttons are small wearable devices designed to help maintain independence in the home and provide support to family.

Features

We have three different buttons to choose from, and all are small and portable. Each one includes a variety of features, which means you don’t have to think about your button until you need assistance.

SOME OF OUR BASIC SERVICE FEATURES

24HR RESPONSE CENTER
100% WATERPROFF
MOBILE FRIENDLY
REMINDER FEATURE
INACTIVITY FEATURE
ACTIVATION LIGHT

Who should use Northwood Intouch buttons?

Our three different buttons are called the Aimee, Fall Alert, and Gem. We recommend them for people who are:

  • Home alone or living alone
  • Managing a disability or chronic illness
  • At risk for falls, breathing difficulties, heart conditions, or mobility issues
  • Discharged from the hospital needing added support at home

The risk of having a fall increases with age.

Being aware of risks is the first step of prevention, and we know the risk of having a fall increases with age. Women over 65 are twice as likely to fall than men the same age, and one in four seniors fall in Nova Scotia each year. In fact, falls are the leading cause of injury to seniors in Nova Scotia. The good news is that we know getting help quickly can decrease the chances of complications from a fall.

FACT: THE RISK OF HAVING A FALL INCREASES WITH AGE

WOMEN ARE AT A HIGHER RISK

Women fall at a significantly higher rate than men. Women 65+ are twice as likely to fall than men the same age.

1 IN 4 SENIORS FALL EACH YEAR

Falls are the leading cause of injury to seniors in Nova Scotia.

EVERY MINUTE COUNTS

Getting help quickly can decrease the chances of complications

Whether you’re a caregiver or a client, we’re here to help you take charge of your life and independence, and provide peace of mind.

For more information call us: 1-800 461 3346 or (902) 492 3346, or email us intouch@nwood.ns.ca.