We recommend you purchase a smoke alarm system if you care for an elderly who sometimes needs to be left alone.
It pays to have a smoke detector as a preventative measure. A home fire is a potentially devastating event that can cause extensive property damage and personal injury.
That is even more true if you have an elderly relative who lives alone and would not sense and react quickly to a fire.
There are three types of alarms that can be installed in your home:
Your decision will depend, of course, on the needs of your older loved one, but also on the type of home you have and your budget.
In addition to these three basic types of smoke detectors, you may also want an alarm that can be seen and or heard by your elderly relative. Some detectors come with strobe lights that are extremely loud and even ones that can shake the bed.
Recommended mounting areas:
A curious fact is that in some countries, there are fire departments and other organizations that provide free smoke detectors, which is certainly a good solution and can save lives.