image

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.

If you know somebody like Iris who wants to enjoy living independently, without intrusion, let 3rings help. From as little as £3.69 per week, it offers a simple and affordable solution.

To find out more, call Westfield Health on 0114 250 2000 and visit www.westfieldhealth.com/3rings

 

ADVERTORIAL
The following two tabs change content below.
Hello ... I am the Creative Director and Website Editor for Silversurfers and manage all the social media too. I hope you find the features and articles we have shared with you of interest and relevance. I hope you enjoy Silversurfers and all that we offer ... Sally

Leave a Comment!

Not a member?

You need to be a member to interact with Silversurfers. Joining is free and simple to do. Click the button below to join today!

Click here if you have forgotten your password
scandiman
21st Dec 2016
0
Thanks for voting!
My parents are in their mid 80s. They live near my brother and his family. My brother has a good relationship with his mother-in-law, who lives nearby. I live 60 miles away. My parents are in reasonable health. They are fiercely, resolutely independent. They will not ask for help with anything. They seldom visit my brother, me not at all. Seeing them is difficult, they have no conversation. They do not celebrate significant anniversaries with their family; they prefer to be alone at Christmas. My concern is that, when one of them dies, the other will firmly reject offers of help from us. I feel they are not my parents, it's like dealing with complete strangers. I will see them briefly on Boxing Day en route to my brother's; I'm dreading it.
MrsPat
21st Dec 2016
1
Thanks for voting!
My Mum and Dad are in their late 80s and still living at home. I see them often and talk to them almost daily. I do worry about them and this is why I keep in touch. At least they are together and healthy.
scandiman
21st Dec 2016
0
Thanks for voting!
Pleased you are able to maintain contact. Speaking with my parents is difficult. Dad doesn't do small talk and Mum seems always to want to rush off and get on with something.

Community Terms & Conditions

Content standards

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.

Contributions must:

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!