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5 Assistive Devices Making A Real Difference to The Lives Of Older People

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Aging gracefully and independently is something we all hope for and, with today’s modern technology, maintaining our independence and living at home safely as we age, is much more achievable than in years gone by.

In the past, it may have been necessary to rely heavily on family members and friends to care for ageing loved ones and, if that wasn’t a possibility, then nursing homes or home care were often the only alternatives available.

Thankfully, with the aid of advances in technology and the many wonderful, practical solutions available to our ageing family today, there are now many options that can be availed of before home care/nursing homes even need to be considered.

Many of these options include devices, alarms and sensors that can be worn on the person or installed in the home and connect to a 24 hour monitoring centre, so that help is always on hand when needed most.

Our top 5 Assistive Devices for Enhancing the Lives and Independence of Older People are Listed Below:

  1. The Care Clip

The Care Clip is a small ‘matchbox’ sized device that looks like a small mobile phone and can be worn as a pendant, clipped to a belt or carried in a purse or pocket. This discreet clip is a combination of the very best in assistive technology and includes a panic button, a ‘safe zone’ monitor, GPS locator, fall detector,  and two way communications with our 24 hour a day monitoring centre. So, no matter what situation an elderly or vulnerable family member may encounter, they are in safe hands and can reach help at the touch of a button.  The Care Clip is ideal for people living alone, travelling alone, and people with a tendency to wander or become confused or forgetful.

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  1. The My Amie Pendant

The MyAmie Pendant is a simpler solution that is ideal for people living alone. It consists of a red button panic alarm that can be worn as a pendant or on a wrist strap, on a belt hook or key ring chain.  It can also be kept around the house and is ideal for those emergency situations, such as falls, intruders etc where the user would need to raise help quickly. The MyAmie pendant connects to our 24 hour monitoring centre, where emergency help can be arranged. This is ideal for situations where a phone cannot be reached or discretion is required.

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  1. The Vega GPS Watch

The Vega GPS Watch is a purpose built system to aid safer movement for those with Alzheimer’s or other cognitive disorders. It allows for the GPS locating  of the wearer and is ideal for those who are prone to wandering and confusion.

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  1. The iVi Fall Detector

The iVi Fall Detector is ideal for people who are prone to falling.  is a small, lightweight device which automatically detects falls, and like other pendants, the iVi allows the wearer to press a help button to generate an alarm call when they need help from anywhere in their home, 24 hours a day.

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  1. Property Exit and Activity Sensors

Property exit sensors are designed to detect when a family member or loved one  leaves the house at a time that may not be appropriate. Family and carers can then be alerted to this incident by the monitoring centre. Activity monitors are similar but are designed to monitor activity or inactivity inside the home.

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For more information on these or any of the other products in our range, why not call our helpful team on 1850 247 999.

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