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How to use a bed alarm

May 01, 2020

Bed alarms are extremely useful devices that can be utilised at home, in hospitals or in care homes. Age Co reveals exactly how to use one and how they work.

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Do I need a medical alert bracelet?

Apr 02, 2020

A medical alert bracelet is there to alert health professionals of your medical conditions in the case that you’re unable to tell them. Find out if you need one here.

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Where do most accidents occur in the home?

Mar 11, 2020

The home is a place where people often feel safest - it’s a comfortable environment that has been decorated and laid out as you want it and a place where you can control who comes in and out.

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What is independent living?

Mar 02, 2020

Independent living could involve having home help, such as a carer, to assist you with certain tasks, using a disability car that’s altered to make driving easier or installing a stairlift to carry you up and down the stairs safely.

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Mobile phone for emergencies

Who can I call for help?

Feb 20, 2020

It’s not always easy to know what to do in an emergency. You might not know the right person to call, or be able to remember the right phone number.

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When to use a panic button

Feb 19, 2020

A panic button, otherwise referred to as a personal alarm, SOS alarm or safety alarm, is specifically designed for vulnerable or unwell people who live alone.

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Emergency calls

How to stay calm in an emergency

Feb 19, 2020

Emergency situations can be extremely stressful. Even the most level-headed people often undergo a transformation when put under this kind of pressure.

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How to feel safe living alone

Feb 14, 2020

Age UK data shows that there are currently 3.6 million people over the age of 65 living alone in the UK. It’s likely that many of these people will regularly see their children and grandchildren, however some may not have any family to turn to for comfort and conversation.

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Preventing falls

What to do after you fall

Feb 10, 2020

Falls are common occurrences in those aged 65 and over and Age UK data shows that around a third of people in this age group falling at least once a year. If this were to happen to you, would you know how to react and how to safely stand up again?

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Disabled elderly couple outside

How to live independently with a disability

Nov 28, 2019

Many people in the UK wake up in the morning and don’t have to think about how they will get out of bed or dress themselves, but if you live with a disability, it’s likely that you have to put more thought into things that others take for granted.

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