We fitted Nora’s HomesafeCare system in 2012. She feels much happier in her home knowing that if she were to fall or be unable to get out of bed the monitoring station will get an alert and her family will be contacted.
Her home was fitted with an emergency button, motion sensors and external door sensors. These allow Nora to call for help in an emergency and can also detect “no activity” or “night wandering”.
“I salute the motion sensors every morning because the people in the monitoring station know I’m ok and even though I have a dog in the house the system ignores her as they are special sensors, the system gives me that extra bit of safety and security and for me that is very important” Nora said
My name is Marie and I live an hour away from my parents. My life was turned upside down when my dad died. Apart from the huge loss we felt, Mom was left completely on her own and I was really worried about her. In the back of my mind I had thought of a nursing home, but I knew she wouldn’t want it plus it would place huge financial pressure on me.
I contacted HomesafeCare and their expert staff talked me through my options. Extremely caring and friendly engineers fitted Mom’s home with motion, door and bed sensors as well as an emergency button. The whole experience has given Mom the confidence to carry on living alone safe in the knowledge that there is a 24/7 monitoring station watching out for her. I know I have made the right decision for her apart from the fact that HomesafeCare costs are a fraction of a nursing home.
Joan is a dementia patient and her HomesafeCare system was installed in Jan 2013. She lives in the country in an apartment next to her daughter Mary’s house. The system was set up for “night wandering” which means that if an external door opened during the night an alert would be sent to the monitoring station.
Joan had been very stable, but in May the monitoring station had alerted the family to the fact that she was opening the external door at night with the obvious danger of having a fall. Within a week of the first activation Joan was going out the external door between three and five times every night. Armed with this information, Mary took her mother to her geriatrician who changed some of her medicines and also noticed that Joan was developing an infection which probably caused the unsettled nights. Joan has been stable for the last year.
“The way we all want to be… living independently”
Helen is 92, lives on her own, is managing very well and wants to stay in her own home.
Her family are living abroad and she also has home help. We give her a call at 12.30 every day. Her family are delighted at her independence and the difference that this call makes to her life.
It’s good to talk
Sean lives on his own and has no family. He has ongoing health issues and was also going through a bad bout of depression when he first contacted us. We are his lifeline and he is so grateful for all the help we have given him over the years. For example we encouraged him to go out into the community more often which he is now doing.
Lifeline for Mary
Mary lives on her own as most of her family are now deceased and she gets no visitors. She never went out or socialised much except to mass on Sunday’s but we encouraged her to go to the daycare centre and arranged the transport for her.
She now has a HomesafeCare system having fallen one night and being unable to move until the friendly call staff raised the alarm in the morning after failing to make contact with her at the usual time.
Rural isolation doesn’t have to mean that you are alone
Richard a housebound cancer patient is living in a rural isolated area. He has no regular visitors and he couldn’t survive without his friendly call.
His only sister lives in the UK and we are his only regular contact with the outside world.
Richard’s HomesafeCare alarm saved his life when he got a clot in his leg. By pressing his pendant his neighbours were there to help him within 15 minutes and got him to the hospital.