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Living independently in your home

Useful and advice and guidance on how to keep living independently in your current family home.

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Technology enabled care is vital for alleviating pressure on the NHS

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How Telecare Can Improve the Lives of Those with Dementia

It’s a worry to know that a relative is suffering from dementia. They may have strongly stated their desire to retain their independence, but you, as the responsible relative, are obviously concerned that they can live safely despite their condition. However, there could be assistive technology which could help.

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Home Safety Tips for Older Adults

Safety can become an increasing concern as you get older. However, there are a number of things you can do to stay safe and maintain your independence without having to compromise on quality of life.

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Why Choose Panic Alarms For The Elderly

Panic alarms are the ideal solution for those at risk of falls or who live alone. They offer reassurance and peace of mind both to the user and to their friends and relatives, who know that in the event of a problem the alarm can be raised.

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How Home Technology Could Help Elderly Live In Own Homes For Longer

Telecare is just one of the many items of home technology that can help elderly or vulnerable people who live alone to remain in their own homes safely for much longer.

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Protecting Loved Ones in an Emergency

At least 14% of the general population identify as having limited mobility, usually due to a lifelong disability, a medical problem such as stroke or injury, failing eyesight or simply the process of ageing. For people with mobility issues, having a telecare alarm can provide a lifeline in times of need as well as providing crucial reassurance and a sense of security.

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The Next Generation of Wearables

More and more people are using technology to help run their lives. Smartphones and watches get us up in the morning, tell us when our appointments are and even count the number of steps we take in a day. Although you can be forgiven for thinking wearable technology such as FitBits is being aimed at and developed for the young, there is another application which is helping the elderly and infirm to stay safe and healthy.

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Why Back Pain and Injury Sufferers Can Benefit From Using Telecare

A recent article has shown that individuals suffering from back problems benefit greatly from having access to telecare services. Private telecare services, such as those offered by Aster, are able to offer support, reassurance and advice to anyone suffering with back pain.

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