Those of you who have been following my blog will know that the issue of how we look after our elderly loved ones is a big issue with me. My mum suffers from progressive ankylosing spondilitis, lives alone and has already had falls which have set her back hugely. We try to keep tabs on her as much as we can but sometimes the craziness of our hectic modern day take over….and that really gets me.
So when I heard about famil.care app, a simple solution to keep you connected to your elderly loved one and alert you to any emergencies I was intrigued.
So how does it work?
You download the famil.care nexus app (for free) on your smartphone and famil.care senior app (paid – see more on pricing below) on your loved one’s mobile – the app immediately pairs and work 24/7.
I have to admit I was worried about the idea of my mum using technology in this way but the famil.care senior app is specifically designed for tech-shy people used to traditional mobile phones.
It has a simplified interface, and your loved one can phone whoever they want with just one click. In addition, famil.care senior launches automatically when turning on the mobile phone without having to look for the app and open it.
You can watch this video for a more detailed explanation:
Senior emergency button
The famil.care senior emergency button is a tiny and discreet device that helps you to promptly intervene 24/7 in case your senior has an emergency.
The famil.care emergency button has two different emergency features: the fall detection and the SOS alarm. Thanks to the integrated accelerometer, famil.care automatically detects the fall and alerts you right away. The button is paired with your loved one’s mobile phone through a Bluetooth Low Energy technology which guarantees a high performance and a longer battery life. In addition, the famil.care emergency button works everywhere – both inside and outside – and it is 100% waterproof so it can even be worn whilst showering or bathing.
In an emergency,automatically sends you an alert by using the emergency button and shares the GPS location and connects you to your relative via microphone for instant communication. If for some reason the button and your elderly relative’s mobile disconnect both you and your elderly relative are alerted immediately.
So overall, this looks like an easy-to-set up way of keeping in communication and looking out for the safety and wellbeing of elderly relatives when you can’t be there. For me, this is a huge benefit, particularly as I worry so much about what my mum would do in the event of another fall.
For more information on famil.care see their website here
*This is a collaborative post