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How to use a bed alarm

1st May 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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How gardening can improve your wellbeing

How gardening can improve your wellbeing

28th April 2020

With the nation on lockdown due to Covid-19, it's important to make the most of any outdoor space you have. Nature, thankfully, can have a positive effect on wellbeing.

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Do I need a medical alert bracelet?

2nd April 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?

11th March 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?

2nd March 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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Who can I call for help?

20th February 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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How to stay calm in an emergency

19th February 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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When to use a panic button

19th February 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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