Do you worry about your ageing mum or dad?
Looking after your loved ones as they grow older is the most natural thing in the world. After all, we want to know that they’re safe and well each day.
Here’s a story that may resonate with your family and a possible solution that could give you peace of mind:
Iris is 85 and lives a happy, independent life in the home that she loves. Each day her caring family checks that Iris is well.
For all of us, that reassuring call has to fit around family life, work and distance. It’s never too soon to plan ahead and put a safety net in place.
For Iris that safety net is 3rings – the simple plug-in device that raised the alarm when she needed help.
One morning, compression fractures in her back left Iris unable to get out of bed. The phone and emergency call button were in reach, but Iris didn’t raise the alarm.
The story of not being able to reach for help or not wanting to be a burden on the family is familiar. 3rings is a device that automatically summoned her son Steve to help.
Imagine, just by mum making her morning cup of tea or dad turning on the TV, the family get a reassuring message that everything is okay, or an alert that no activity is detected and help may be needed.
The 3rings plug, with in-built mobile technology, lets you know that your loved ones are okay each day. Simply plug in with their kettle, TV or almost any electrical mains device and tell 3rings when you want to check that they’re okay.
Steve had set 3rings to check that Iris’ kettle is used between 6 and 9 each morning. When Iris couldn’t get out of bed to make her morning cup of tea, the family’s daily peace of mind message wasn’t received and the red alert came instead.
They were then on the case and everyone knew that Iris had the help she needed. Thanks to 3rings, Iris was soon back on her feet.
To find out more, call Westfield Health on 0114 250 2000 and visit www.westfieldhealth.com/3rings
Latest posts by Silversurfer's Editor (see all)
- The Queen – her life in pictures as she celebrates her 92nd birthday - April 21, 2018
- Back-Roads Touring brings the small group experience to Asia - April 19, 2018
- Tafika embarks upon an exciting adventure with fellow release-phase orphan, Batoka - April 18, 2018
- Win ONE of TEN copies of The Sapphire Widow - April 17, 2018
- Why Kim left a gift in her Will for dementia research - April 16, 2018
Leave a Comment!
Community Terms & Conditions
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
Nurturing a safe environment
Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.
We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!