Clear, practical advice on daily living equipment
Mr Beaty is 79 years old. He lives alone in his own house but he feels vulnerable at times and anxious about what will happen if he has an accident during the day or night.
Mr Beaty begins to wonder how he can get help in an emergency and realises that his family now live 50 miles away and cannot be there quickly in an emergency.
The local age concern visitor tells him about a community alarm scheme which provides a way for him to summon help in an emergency at home. She explains that the alarm system consists of:
Mr Beaty received reassurance that if the power fails, or the batteries run low, or the telephone line is faulty then there are mechanisms in place to alert him and/or the control centre.
Mr Beaty feels a lot safer and reassured that if he requires assistance he only has to press a button.
To view the telecare equipment listed above click on the relevant pictures below: