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Smart Homes Bring Added Safety for Older People

Smart homes could revolutionise the lives of older people in our society, according to a three-year study undertaken by researchers from Singapore Management University. Project SHINE Seniors involved installing motion sensors and panic buttons in the one-bedroom apartments of 50 senior citizens. These connected them to medical professionals and an emergency response team. {...}

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Bringing Telecare into the Mainstream

There are many obvious reasons why telecare is a good option for looking after vulnerable members of our society. It is fair to say that the time has come for telecare to be moved into the mainstream, taking its place as valuable and viable way to support people in their time of need. {...}

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Reducing Falls in the Home

In addition to causing injury, falls in the home can cause older people to lose their confidence and be too frightened to live alone. Fortunately, technology is available that can help to reduce the risk of falls and ensure that help arrives promptly if they do occur. {...}

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Who Qualifies for Telecare Services?

Despite common misconceptions, telecare services are not just designed for the elderly. Anybody living with a chronic health condition can benefit from telecare and telehealth technology in their homes. {...}

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Invisible Army Of Unexpected Carers

New figures that have been released by Age UK showing that among the oldest people in society there is an army of carers who, by looking after their partners or mentally or physically disabled family members without any additional payment, are saving the health and care system up to £5.9bn per year. {...}

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Increased Budget For Telecare In Hampshire

By 2030, the number of people in the county over the age of 75 is expected to increase by 80 per cent, and Hampshire County Council’s plans for dealing with this growth include increasing spending on telecare to £20.7 million. {...}

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Benefits of Using a GPS Tracker with a Panic Button

Helping people to continue to live independently without compromising on their personal safety can be a source of constant worry and often requires a delicate balance. In today’s modern society, looking after our elderly loved ones and ourselves into our old age can become a lot easier when we embrace what modern technology can offer us. {...}

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