Hover your mouse over the symbols on the picture to see some of the equipment you can have installed in your home.
This helps me to remember to take my medication, by making a little audible alarm at the right time. If I forget to take them then it will send a message to the monitoring centre to let them know.
At-Home Alarm Unit
This is the brains of all my telecare devices. This plugs into my telephone line and if any of my telecare devices are triggered, this sends a message to the monitoring centre. It looks nice too and blends in well with my home.
Passive Infra-Red Movement Detector (PIR)
The movement detector is for either intruder detection or to monitor my activity through the day or night.
This was put under the padding of my favourite chair in my living room, the chair I always sit on the most. It just sits there silently monitoring my activity, you don't even know it's there.
I have some really useful equipment in my house, one great thing is nobody normally notices them as they are so discreet. Why not take some time to have a look through some of the devices that I use, these may change from time to time, depending on my needs - so pop back and look for updates.
What is Telecare?
Telecare is a service made up of personal and environmental sensors that enable people to remain safe and independent in their own home for longer. 24 hour monitoring ensures that, should an event occur, the information is acted upon immediately and the most appropriate response put in place.
Telecare is customisable to most individual’s situations. Here are just a few examples of some groups of people who have benefited from the implementation of a telecare package:
• Those who are vulnerable or at risk • Those with disabilities
• Those with learning difficulties • Those who live alone
• Those with sensory impairment • Those with limited mobility
• Those who are frail • Those who are at risk of falling