Older people worry about when they are vulnerable or alone and what would happen to them in the case of an emergency. This is especially worrying for those living in their own home, without any family close by.
Whilst chatting with some local people at one of our many social events, our team have been directed to the ‘Doro’ phone as a tool for senior reassurance.
From these recommendations, our team took it upon themselves to find out more about how the phone could benefit someone who is vulnerable.
The main feature that our team picked up on was the emergency button on the back, which when pressed will go through to an alarm receiving centre.
The operator here has full 2-way speech and can view the location of the device at any time, not just from an activation. ‘Safety Zones’ can also be set up, whereby the device will raise an assistance call if you were to go outside this zone – perfect for someone with Dementia.
The phone also has simple menus, a loud speakerphone, an assistance button and a ‘point-the-way’ navigation, as well as being hearing aid compatible.
Using a device, such as the ‘Doro’ phone, will help build a new-found confidence and encourage belief that you are safe to remain independent at home.
The company has also designed a phone for lone workers such as social workers, carers and builders; those who are in hazardous environments or entering others’ home by themselves.
The hard-wearing handset features a red ‘call for help’ button on the side. If pressed, the phone can send a text message, up to five contacts, containing the GPS location.
The phone is compatible with the Doro Care Centre, which can closely monitor things such as battery life and inactivity, as well as having the ability to send the user a message to check if they are alright.
Due to these advancements in technology, reassuring someone that they are safe has never been easier. This allows us to maintain our independence with confidence.
From our office in Abergele, Home Instead are proud to be able to help provide care and support for Seniors, as well as rewarding careers for their CAREGivers across North Wales; including Abergele, Rhyl, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, Denbigh, Holywell, Llandudno, Ruthin, Prestatyn, Llanrwst and everywhere in between!
To find out more please contact the office on 01745 772150.
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