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John: Enhancing independence – fall detection

John is a 90-year-old man that lives alone in a one bedroomed flat. He has two grandchildren that live close by that support him to help him live independently. John’s mobility was starting to decline and after multiple falls, he was admitted to hospital. Although John has a pendant alarm, he has never used it […]

Margaret: Secure and Supportive Communications

Many people living alone can start to feel socially isolated and lonely. Those with a declining memory may also struggle to use or be concerned about using telephones, owing to the number of nuisance calls being made. Margaret This became clear with one of the current users of the Beanbag Care system within the East […]

Joan: Promoting independence whilst reducing anxiety for loved ones

Those living independently at home who have memory difficulties, or a diagnosis of dementia often need a family member to support them, which can cause stress and anxiety if family cannot be there all the time. One of the most worrying activities for families is when the service user leaves the home as it can […]

George, Lucy and Janet: Personalisation of services, providing choice to meet individual needs

No two people or the environments they live in are the same, which is why it is mandated in law that any services provided to support people should be delivered in collaboration and partnership with the service user, enabling choice and control over their own lives. The pilot with East Riding of Yorkshire has clearly […]

George and Janet: Keeping safe and warm in the home

One of the initial installations on the pilot was with George. George lives alone in his own home and maintaining his independence at home is extremely important to him. Unfortunately, George is living with some mild memory difficulties which could progress in the future, making his son concerned about him. His son lives nearby and […]

Mavis: Insights from sleep monitoring to prevent deterioration

Mavis has the Beanbag Care service installed, supporting her to maintain independence at home. She has a very supportive family who visit her regularly and are committed to keeping their mum safe and happy. In initial conversations with the family on our home survey, they were confident that Mavis went to bed in her own […]

Pat’s journey to independent living

Pat is over 65 and has been living independently in her spacious three-bedroom, two-storey house for several years. She loves gardening during the summer and solving jigsaws in her spare time. Recently, Pat experienced a fall, making her life hard. She is now left with limited mobility, restricting her movement to the ground floor. She […]