Clear, practical advice on daily living equipment
Mr Jones has recently been into hospital for an operation. He has been discharged home but has had to make some changes to his living arrangements as at present he is unable to go upstairs.
His family wish to have a bed downstairs but there is a gas fire in the room. The family have the fire serviced and ensured that it is compliant with the recent fire safety regulations but they are still anxious about Mr Jones' safety.
A telecare system will enable Mr Jones to obtain help in an emergency and can automatically raise an alarm if there is a gas leak that Mr Jones is not aware of. The following equipment was supplied:
Mr Jones slept downstairs in his living room for 6 months before his mobility improved and he moved back up stairs. Both Mr Jones and his family were reassured by the telecare sensors and they saved the day when Mr Jones hung his slippers to dry in front of the fire and his slippers started to smoulder. The fire alarm went off and alerted Mr Jones who managed to remove the slippers before they caught fire. The monitoring centre was also alerted and spoke to Mr Jones via the control box, who explained what had happened. Mr Jones is still wearing his personal alarm button on a daily basis.
To view the telecare equipment listed above click on the relevant pictures below: