Home care company breaks through technology barriers to bring IT to older people

Buckinghamshire care provider, Caremark (Aylesbury & Wycombe) is to hold an information morning and a demonstration of a new tablet designed to make it easy and safe for its older clients to communicate with friends, family and care workers. This innovative idea will also enable them to manage their medication needs, listen to the radio and play brain games, all on one compact device.

Caremark have worked closely with a respected IT company to bring about a new tablet device which is easy to use and visually straight forward for people who are not confident or au fait with full computer based communications.

Janis Anderson, Managing Director of Caremark (Aylesbury & Wycombe) said: “We believe it has huge potential to reduce isolation for older people, or those with physical or learning difficulties and reduce the costs of some simple care needs, so that people can use their available funds for more community based companionship and support.”

With people living longer and wishing to remain independent, this new device could go a long way to closing the social gap in some people’s lives as well as keeping older people and their families linked up. Anderson concluded: “This would improve quality of life and sense of wellbeing for those who are vulnerable through being less mobile or having other difficulties that could limit their activities.”

The care provider will hold an open forum and demonstration next month to look at how best this new device could be used by their clients and other groups.