Our telicare services can help the most vulnerable be better connected & offer peace of mind for family, friends and carers who cannot be there 24/7
Michael Kerstein was motivated to start supplying assistive technology phones with additional telicare services after shopping for a new phone for his Dad.
“My dad is 89, on medication & lives 170 miles away. I visit him when I can, however the distance and being worried about his health means that the phone is a vital life line for us both. When I started looking for a phone that was easy for him to use I realised there were great products on the market but many offerings depended on having someone there for you to set it all up. If half of people over the age of 75 in the UK live on their own many people who need assistive technology phones don’t have that luxury.."
In May 2011, Michael set up www.easiphone.co.uk offering a selection of large button mobiles and telephones suitable for the elderly and disabled in the UK. In addition, Easiphone has unique telicare services which offer pre programming of friends and family and a daily reminder service which sends text or vocal messages to prompt people to remember appointments, when to take their medication, or simple things like birthdays. Customers can receive the phone pre programmed with important contacts and emergency numbers.
Research from Age UK highlights 55% of people over the age of 60 are deaf or hard of hearing, 28% of people over the age of 65 have problems with their eyesight and dementia affects 1 in 6 over the age of 80. Yet 17% have less than weekly contact with family, friends and neighbours. According to charity Independent Age ‘loneliness is as threatening to health as smoking and obesity’. A big button phone which is hearing aid compatible, easy to read and use, with added features such as alarms, daily reminders, pre-programmed friends and family - is not only useful in emergencies but vital to keep elderly and disabled people feeling independent yet socially included and in touch with friends.
"At Easiphone all our products are easy to use, easy to hear and easy to see. Our telicare services can help the most vulnerable be better connected & offer peace of mind for family, friends and carers who cannot be there 24/7"
To celebrate National Carers Week Easiphone are offering free friends and family pre programming and 1 months daily reminders telicare package with every phone purchased between now and 30th June 2011.
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