TEC partnership to provide monitored smart home sensor package to support vulnerable clients
Taking Care, one of the UK’s largest personal alarm providers, has selected Anthropos to power its latest offering – the Taking Care Safe Home Alert.
Taking Care says it chose Anthropos as the platform has been proven to deliver trustworthy, accurate intelligence and provides products that are centred around the user and bring reassurance to families.
The Taking Care Smart Home Alert allows families and carers to know what is happening when they can’t be with the vulnerable person every day and may not notice changes in their daily routine that could indicate they need more support.
Jim Patience, CEO at Anthropos, commented: “We are delighted to be working with Taking Care as we know that both companies are focused on helping older people stay safe and well in their own homes for longer.
“Adding our remote monitoring capabilities to the existing award-winning services from Taking Care will create something new in the market and offer an increased level of reassurance to families at a time when many are worried about isolated and shielding loved ones.”
As the UK’s population continues to age, there might be more elderly people requiring systems that supports them to maintain independence without compromising safety or quality of life, the alarm provider highlights.
Technology-enabled care (TEC) can also help to relieve pressure off overstretched healthcare services by unobtrusively monitoring the individual’s health and wellness, whilst enabling them to remain independent in their own home.
Advanced tools such AI (artificial intelligence) and data analytics technologies can help family members gain insights and flag potential problems even when they can’t physically be with their loved one, adds Taking Care.
The Taking Care Smart Home Alert will comprise of five motion sensors, a room temperature sensor, two door sensors, a fridge sensor and two smart plugs for the kettle and microwave.
These sensors will be monitored 24/7 by Taking Care’s emergency resolution team who will alert the user’s contacts or the emergency services if they receive an alert that requires immediate action, such as if the front door has been left open at night or the user is in bed long past their usual wake time.
Additionally, the Taking Care Smart Home Alert package will include an alarm pendant that will allow the user to call and get help from the emergency resolution team day or night.
Steve Gates, Managing Director at Taking Care, said: “This is a ground-breaking new product launch for Taking Care, and it is a key part of our commitment to give older adults a choice of how they access support. Our customer feedback shows this is a very important goal when it comes to helping older adults live in their own homes for longer.
“Safe Home Alert combines the skills of two authorities within the technology enabled care market to provide support that is discrete, private, tailored, will ensure family awareness of any changes in patterns of behaviour and with access to Taking Care’s 24/7 emergency resolution services in the event of an accident or fall.”
Taking Care has been providing personal alarm services for more than 30 years.
In October, Taking Care won a contract to provide 24/7 response services for Brain in Hand’s digital support app.