Monitors routine use of electrical devices and alerts a carer of any change with a text (SMS).
Provides reassurance that a person living alone is following aspects of their daily routine by tracking the use of an electrical item through a plug.
Wanting to make sure your loved one is following his/her daily routine without interfering with constant phone calls or visits.
Our testers liked that it did not require a smartphone or internet, that texts could by received by any phone. Liked the unobtrusive nature of the monitoring.
Initial thoughts: Concerns over size (too bulky)
Poor phone connection missing the alert,
Cost - high initial cost and ongoing subscription (subscription caused most concern)
Would the PWD switch it off at the socket?
Some concerns at leaving the sockets on all the time.
"This product offers welcome reassurance, but some aspects i.e. monthly subscription and leaving sockets switched on creates unease."
Three Rings Care
Dementia Circle is a service of Alzheimer - Scotland Action on Dementia
Alzheimer Scotland - Action on Dementia is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland 149069.
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