In this blog, we have already written about the problems that loneliness can cause to older people and how telecare can relieve their sense of isolation.
In this occasion, we want to focus on a very useful solution that can be of great help for the older people who do not resign themselves to live locked up in their home and want to socialize with their neighbors or friends without having to give up the sense of security that telecare offers them. We are referring to mobile telecare.
Technologies such as geolocation or wireless telephone networks make possible to use a small device with the same functions as the traditional telecare device. However, it is important to maintain the collaboration between technology providers, public administrations and service providers to be able to provide an efficient telecare service outside home.
Neat Group proposal´s for mobile telecare is NEMO, a small device, lighter and easier to use than a conventional mobile phone with which, through GPS technology, the older people will be always located in case they become disoriented or confused. In addition, NEMO has the traditional emergency button with which they can launch an alarm in case of fall or incident, which will allow emergency services to find and help them quickly.