What to Look for When Buying Aged Care Personal Alarms during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

The COVID-19 global pandemic has seen an unprecedented number of countries (including Australia) go into lockdown with people confined to their homes in a forced quarantine.  The situation is exceptionally hard for everybody, not least for the elderly who live in care homes or their homes and depend on caregivers to take care of them.  The WHO has also advised caregivers and others to avoid seniors as they can easily contract the Coronavirus. Keeping distance from the elderly keeps them safe and reduces the risk of them contracting COVID-19.  In a Global Pandemic, Aged Care Personal Alarms Are Offering Peace of Mind It is hard to be at peace at… Read More

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How Surveillance Technology Can Keep Older People in Their Homes for Longer

Surveillance technology is raising privacy concerns around Australia but it may also allow older people to stay in their own homes for longer. Chris Ketts is the primary carer for her 87-year-old mother, Jean Johnston, despite living in a different state. Without texting or calling, Ms Ketts knows if her mother has opened her container of epilepsy medication or if she hasn’t left the lounge room for a while. And although she is more than 300 kilometers away, Ms Ketts knows the moment her mother gets out of bed. The technology which has enabled Ms Ketts to keep a virtual eye on her mother includes a hub and small motion… Read More

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