Mary is 50 years old and has Parkinson’s. She wished to continue with her active lifestyle, however, she is aware that her Parkinson’s disease may make her more likely to suffer falls when she is out in the community.
Mary was keen to explore how assistive technology might help her to retain her independence, so a Telecare assessment was arranged and at the benefits of personal locator devices was discussed. Mary chose to have a GT300 mobile phone with GPS tracker and this was subsequently installed.
Mary reports that she now feels much more confident when out and about. She is able to make and receive calls and has the numbers of four friends pre-programmed into the phone on speed-dial. The phone contains an automatic fall detector which will automatically call Careium should she have a fall; there is an SOS button which she can press to alert Careium if she needs help.
Should an alert ever be raised by the GPS tracker phone (automatic fall detector) or Mary ever need help or medical assistance, Careium can ascertain her exact location and direct the emergency services straight to her.