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31 May 2022 Telecare & Alarms

What is a GPS Alarm?

For those who are caring for a loved one GPS tracking devices give peace of mind that we can keep an eye on their whereabouts and summon help should difficulties occur. And for those who may feel vulnerable when out and about, GPS tracking provides the reassurance that wherever you are, someone can find you quickly and easily if you need them to.
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30 May 2022 Tips & Advice

Is COPD a Disability in the UK?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive lung condition that causes breathing difficulties. We explore causes and treatments, and whether COPD is a disability in the UK.
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25 May 2022 Lone Worker Alarms

What safety measures are in place for lone working?

For any business, ensuring employees' safety is always a primary concern. However, for those who manage remote workers the elements of risk can be elevated thanks to both the fact that, should an issue arise, they may be unable to summon help, and the fact that, as a result of being alone, they can be more susceptible to risks such as accidents or violence. Therefore, ensuring that you have safety measures in place for lone workers is vital. It is important to understand how a lone worker’s safety may be at risk, and what measures are in place to help support and keep them safe.
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18 May 2022 Lone Worker Alarms

What should a personal alarm be used for in lone working?

A personal alarm or other lone worker device can be a valuable piece of lone working equipment, providing peace of mind in case of an emergency for your staff and ensuring that you meet your obligations as an employer of lone workers.
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15 May 2022 Digital Switchover

When is the analogue signal being turned off?

Analogue phone lines are being switched off. This is expected to happen by 2025 but BT is starting work on it now. You need to keep this in mind if you're thinking about buying a personal alarm for an elderly person or you are looking at using a personal alarm yourself.
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13 May 2022 Falls

Causes of falls in the elderly

As we age our bodies become a little more fragile and unbalanced. This can lead to an increased risk of falls, and also the potential for the outcome of a fall to be more serious than for those who are younger. We explore the causes of falls in the elderly.
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11 May 2022 Lone Worker Alarms

What must the employer of a lone worker do?

It’s estimated that approximately 20% of the UK’s workforce is comprised of lone workers – those who work without direct supervision for extended periods of time. We explore what the employer of a lone worker must do to keep them safe.
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26 Apr 2022 Digital Switchover

Mobile Phones for the Elderly: An Introductory Guide

Which phones are easiest for older people to use? What is the best mobile phone for the hard of hearing? Is there a great mobile phone for the partially sighted? We explore the best mobile phones for the elderly.
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21 Apr 2022 Elderly Care

High Blood Pressure: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

It's estimated that around a third of all adults in the UK have high blood pressure, though many will be unaware. We explore the causes, symptoms and treatments for high blood pressure.
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