Our mobile wristwatch assists people in various ways and is of great benefit to people with dementia, elderly with long-term conditions, active elderly, cognitively impaired persons and lone workers.
Meet Richard from County Derry/Londonderry. He is 74 and lives alone. Richard has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and can get confused once he’s out and about.
His daughter ordered a mobile wristwatch to make sure that her dad can call for help if needed and be tracked via GPS technology in an emergency if he is confused or lost.
Our Connect 24 response centre received a call from Richard’s daughter who was extremely worried as her dad wasn’t at home when she called in to visit and he wasn’t answering his mobile phone. Our advisor immediately checked Richard’s location via GPS mapping connected to his mobile wrist watch and could see that he was moving quite quickly on a train track a long way from his home so had most likely boarded a train. Our advisor was able to track the GPS signal to the next train station and alerted the police who were waiting at the station to greet Richard and escorted him safely back to his home.
"Their personal alarm system is a super concept giving great peace of mind to all involved with its use. The watch is simple and user friendly and easy to wear making it ideal for customers like my dad who is struggling with Alzheimer’s disease. I cannot praise the backup team enough who have been very efficient and ever helpful, caring, understanding and supportive whenever I have had need to contact them. Thank you. Would definitely recommend if you or a family member needed this comfort knowing it’s there all the time."
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