Case study - how equipment helped James


James has Down's Syndrome and wants to live on his own and be independent. His parents support James' goal of living on his own but have two main concerns:

Their concerns:

  • James is prone to periods of forgetfulness
  • James is extremely trusting of other people

The solution:

  1. A series of telecare sensors in the property including a temperature extremes sensor in case of a fire in the kitchen and ...
  2. ...a flood detector in the bathroom if the bath or sink should overflow. Click here for more advice on fire or flood prevention.
  3. A bogus caller button and personal alarm button to protect James from bogus callers.

    The bogus caller button was installed next to the front door and allows James to simple press the button, every time he has an unexpected caller. This automatically raises an alarm at his help centre, where staff can listen to the situation and intervene, perhaps calling the police, if necessary. James chooses to wear the personal alarm button on his wrist and can alert his help centre if he requires assistance by simply pressing the button.

  4. A property exit sensor to alert his parents if the front door is opened late at night or left open.

The outcome:

Both James and his parents are very happy with the telecare solution provided. His parents had a number of concerns regarding his safety and these were all resolved by telecare. James is more independent than ever and his parents do not need to regularly check up on him to know that he is safe.

To view the telecare equipment listed above click on the relevant pictures below:

The above equipment needs to be connected together, and to a help centre via a control box: