Is Telehealth a good option for my elderly parents

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beastfeast23
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   Posted 3/1/2012 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   
My parents are in their late Eighties and live at home. My sister worries about them a lot as both she and I don't live nearby and their health is becoming increasingly fragile (my mum has the beginnings of Alzheimer’s). I believe you can get some kind of alarm systems set up to alert us if they have a fall or an accident through using telehealth. My sister and I would love to know more, particularly if there are any users out there who could give recommendations about the best equipment to buy and where from, what great new gadgets are available and where else we could get advice.

Lonie
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   Posted 3/1/2012 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm not sure where you are located, but I'm in the United States and had Lifeline Alarm system for my parents -- a wonderful and very helpful tool. You can have it set up to call an emergency line, then anyone else who needs to be contacted (it was me and my sister.) When my Mom went on Hospice, we had her necklace alarm changed to call Hospice, and then as time went on same with my Dad. It worked so well, and you can either push the button on the alarm box or on the necklace they give them. A person stays on the line the whole time until the emergency medical team shows up. It's great and I highly recommend it!

beastfeast23
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   Posted 5/30/2012 6:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lonie - sorry not to come back sooner. I've not been back on this website recently. Thanks for your post. I'm based in the UK, but it's really good to hear about the systems you use 'across the pond'. That kind of emergency line is what we've been looking for and we've now had a chance to look round at some of the products available, although we're still not fully decided. We hope to get some of the equipment installed very soon, including buying one of those alarm necklace that you mention.
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