There are times when I forget how old I am, in my head I am still 20 and we haven’t even hit the year 2000 – yet here were are in 2017 and I am 43! Of course, me getting older only means that those around me are too, my mum is in her 60s now and my Nana is 95! How did that happen and where have the years gone?!
Thankfully we are all so fiercly independent even Nana who still lives alone and a lot of things for herself, she has daily visitors of family and friends but will not give up her home and why should she when she is still capable of looking after herself. The same goes for my mum who to me is a modern day wonder woman. She is constantly doing things for others and is always on the go, even helping out at a friends shop and running a stall to raise money for Cancer Research. Mum loves to decorate and is always out and about, the only thing that causes an issue at times is the fact her back can go at a moments notice. I remember her simply passing out one day at mine and I am just grateful i was there to get her seated until the pain eased.
I love that modern technology allows us to be in constant touch with family member and although the Famil.care app is aimed at the elderly it gives the peace of mind that if anything were to happen with mums back when she is out and about we could be alerted.
Famil.care Nexus is a free app that is downloaded onto your smartphone and works on both android and iPhones.
Famil.care Senior is a paid app that comes in different subscription forms – famil.care Senior (additional software for older relatives to connect to famil.care Nexus) • famil.care Junior (additional software for younger relatives to connect to famil.care Nexus)
Some of the things I love about Famil.care is that you can receive an alert from a loved one if they are in distress – a shake of a phone or a push of the button (Pulse – supplied) – immediately alerts you to a problem. In case of a fall, Pulse is activated automatically to alert loved ones to a problem. You can immediately connect to your loved one’s phone to listen and speak in event of emergency via the microphone on their device. Multiple family members can be alerted which means that both my sisters can be in touch too. Accurate GPS location whereabouts in event of a problem so if mums back goes when she is out and about we can know where she is and pick her up or at least alert emergency services to her location.
It is also great that you can clearly see when battery life is running low and send a reminder to plug the phone in to be charged.
There are a few teething problems of the app dropping connection etc which are understandable as it is a new app and I can only imagine this would improve over time.
To find out more about Famil.care visit their website.
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