Posted on 10 Jan, 2019
With the rise in the number of people requiring 24-hour care, a unique show home facility has teamed up with Supra UK highlighting the care offerings on the market.
Based in Kidderminster, Worcestershire Telecare has developed a showcase facility at Berrington Court to provide a first-hand experience of the solutions available in assistive technology. The first of its kind two-bedroom apartment has been equipped with the latest products in care to demonstrate how it can support lives in a real-life, residential setting.
This home-from-home setting powerfully demonstrates just how products can be introduced and integrated into everyday living. The technology in the rooms within the facility covers a wide variety of health and social conditions and illustrates how technologies can be introduced to support independence, health and wellbeing.
Supra UK has provided a range of products to Worcestershire Telecare’s show home that can be used to support individuals, including its One Touch Personal Alarm, a personal monitoring service that allows the wearer to freely travel outside of their home. It operates using a roaming SIM, allowing the end user to alert up to three contacts in the event of an emergency and activate a two-way conversation with the responder, who can warn relevant family members or care professionals.
“We all value our independence, but as we get older, issues around personal safety, accidents or other emergencies can become a very real concern. We have spent a long time offering a service to people who often can only read about products in a brochure or online so our show home facility allows users to discover first-hand how products, such as the One Touch, can really make a difference to their lives.
“We have had all sorts of people use the show home from buyers, carers, occupational therapists and even end users. There is nothing like experiencing a product and we’ve had glowing feedback from our visitors about how the service has been invaluable.”
Another solution Worcestershire Telecare has been utilising is the leading Supra C500 KeySafeTM from The Key Safe Company. Mark continues:
“Having worked with Supra UK for over ten years we have an exceptional relationship with the company. Supra UK has a range of products available for members of the public to test out at our showcase facility at Berrington Court, including its leading Supra C500 key safe and its innovative One Touch Personal Alarm. This is a fantastic opportunity for us as it not only expands our product portfolio but allows us to have the very best assistive technology on offer for our customers.”
“We are so pleased to be continuing our fantastic partnership with Worcestershire Telecare. The showcase facility is an exciting new concept and we are thrilled our products will be available for members of the public to view first-hand. This is a brilliant opportunity for us to receive instant feedback on our products and ensure it is keeping in-line with the needs of our customers.”