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Assistive Technology for elderly safety - when you need that little bit more

Once you are a member of our pendant alarm service, you know that you are in safe hands and you can reach us easily – indeed, at the press of a button – should you find yourself in need of urgent help.

However, you may find that there comes a time when you need that little bit more support.

There are lots of ways of alerting us that you need help that operate automatically, without you having to do anything. This is called 'assistive technology' and is a key part of our ner elderly safety services.

For example, sometimes things catch us out unexpectedly and sensors that can detect smoke, a flood, natural gas, carbon monoxide or extremes in temperature in your home can automatically alert us, as well as yourself, that something is amiss.

Should emergency services be needed, we can call them to assist without you even having to make a telephone call.

Peace of mind

There are also ways of detecting if someone has got out of bed or a chair or even left the house when it might not be safe for them to do so alone. This is particularly useful if someone is suffering from dementia and may wander.

If you care for someone in their home, you may want to be alerted first so you can take action.If you cannot help straight away, you still have peace of mind that we will be alerted, should you wish this to happen, and we will seek help immediately.

There are many other useful ‘alerts’ that are helpful in certain circumstances, for example, detecting a fall, managing medicines or bogus caller/panic buttons.

I feel confident in calling Eldercare anytime, day or night. Nothing is too much trouble
Mary, 81, Sheffield

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Getting started

If you are interested in finding out more about assistive technology and how it may be able to help you, then call a member of our customer service team on 0345 603 4576 for an informal and confidential chat about your personal circumstances.

If you are not already a member of our pendant alarm service, then we advise that you start with this, as other services will usually build from this foundation.

As each and everyone’s needs and circumstances are different, we strongly advise having a free telephone assessment so that an assistive technology care package can be tailored to suit your needs.

Our technicians are able to install any specialist equipment that requires fitting by an expert, with speed and cost of installation depending upon where you live in the UK.

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