24 hour Technology to help you live independently at home. Assistive living technology from our Independent Living at Home Service offers an alternative to home care and residential care for people who need support to live independently in their own home for longer.
Knowing help is always available puts your mind at rest as well as making you feel safe, and helps you live independently.
How a Telecare alarm works
The alarm is a pendant that you can wear on your wrist, around your neck, or just keep close to you. If you need help, push the button on your pendant and this will put you through to our 24 hour monitoring centre. When your alarm goes off, we'll call to check what's wrong and what support you need. If we can’t hear you or you don’t answer our call, we'll contact your next of kin and ask them to check on you. If we can't contact a next of kin, we'll come out to make sure you're safe. In urgent situations, we'll also call the emergency services on your behalf.
Remote monitors In addition to the alarm pendant, we offer a range of remote monitors that automatically raise an alert if you're at risk in your home. These can alert us to:
- fire - carbon monoxide
- extreme changes in temperature
- a fall in your home
- bogus callers
Available equipment also includes:
- medication reminders
- door sensors
- bed and chair sensors
Benefits of a telecare alarm
- Instant response - we'll respond to your call and get the help you need, when you need it.
- Personal service - we offer a friendly and dignified service.
- We won't leave you - we'll make sure that help arrives.
- Complete reassurance - a 24-hour link to the monitoring centre.
- Easy installation - we'll fit and demonstrate the equipment at a convenient time for you.
Help via your mobile phone
You can also receive our monitoring service via your own mobile phone, either as an add-on to telecare, or we can set up a speed dial for you. This will give you peace of mind knowing you can contact someone if you need help, whether you're at home or out and about.
How to apply
If you'd like a demonstration of the service, we can visit you at our home or a place of your choice, at a time that's convenient to you. Visit our website for our online forms or contact us for more information.
Contact name: Independent Living at Home Team
Role: General contact details
Phone number: 01226 775671
Beevor Court 1, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S71 1HG
Cost: From £2.89 per week dependant on package
Published: 09 August 2019