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How telecare helps family members who live away

Here are practical ways telecare can give peace of mind to family members who live away from the person they care for.

  • A telephone with large photo buttons can help someone who finds a standard telephone too complicated. They store numbers against photos of friends or relatives, which are pressed to make a call.
  • Property exit sensor can alert a response centre if someone has gone out at certain times of the day or night. 
  • Activity monitors will trigger a call to a response centre if there’s been no movement in a room for a long time. You could put one in the kitchen, for example, to help a response centre know whether the person you care for is eating meals regularly.

More examples of telecare can be found in our information guide Adapting your home (PDF 2 MB).

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