The technology firm SECOM has launched its new monitoring service Carehub, which will help vulnerable elderly people to maintain independence.
Carehub is an easy-to-install system, which protects elderly individuals both inside and outside the home.
Created in partnership with leading telecare supplier Chiptech, the standard system includes a SECOM Pearl wearable pendant for use around the home, while it can also be enhanced with an optional GPS-enabled SECOM Go device that can be worn anywhere.
When the Pearl pendant is activated, it enables two-way communications via Secom’s Care App between the wearer and a designated contact, which could be a family member, neighbour, or SECOM’s dedicated monitoring team, who can provide direct assistance or call emergency services if required.
Throughout any communication, other contacts are kept fully up-to-date via their smartphone, thereby offering peace of mind not just for elderly people, but also friends and family.
Care Tech can also be connected to a range of other wireless devices such as door contacts, smoke detectors, fall sensors, pressure mats and more. This makes it easy for carers to monitor vulnerable people’s activities and ensure they’re staying safe.
Fitzwalter commented: “We’ve designed Carehub to ensure it’s easy-to-use and is suitable for people who may have a wide range of requirements. With a large number of connectivity options and additional devices available, including brooches, wrist worn and easy-press buttons for those with less dexterity, it’s easy for anybody to find a Care Tech solution that fits their unique needs.”
SECOM said it provides enhanced peace of mind, whether users are enjoying their garden or out and about further afield and ensures that older people can continue to take part in the community.
The number of people aged over 85 in the UK is predicted to more than double by mid-2041 to more than 3.4 million.
As a result, more innovative technology solutions to assist these individuals will be a must. With its many years of experience in this space, SECOM is ideally placed to provide the assistive services these people will need.
‘The SECOM Carehub enables us to be there even when we’re not, and gives both elderly people and their families the peace of mind they need. It also allows people to remain independent for longer and offers them a much higher quality of life by removing worries and keeping them in touch,’ said care technology manager, Neil Fitzwalter.
As well as helping people stay in their own homes for longer, effective technology enabled care and communication solutions like Care Tech can relieve the burden on emergency services and encourage older people to get out and about more, safe in the knowledge they can get help quickly should they suffer an accident such as a fall.
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