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Today is #PurpleDay - Epilepsy Awareness Day

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On #PurpleDay, the international awareness day for epilepsy, we want to make sure that we're doing all we can to share information about how our telecare service is making a difference to many young people and adults living with Epilepsy.Did you know that we can provide equipment to monitor and support young people and adults living with epilepsy? This can be at home or outside anytime time during the day and night.We have many years of experience providing epilepsy monitoring equipment to improve the lives of those living with epilepsy. We will carry out a bespoke assessment to establish the correct type of monitoring equipment suitable for the individual and will provide installation and training so that everyone fully understands how the equipment works. The equipment will be linked to a parent or carer's smart phone, so they are aware when a seizure is occurring. It can also be linked to our Control Room for 24/7 support in case the individual needs emergency help.

Living with a Bereavement

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Living with a bereavement. When someone you love passes away, you may feel overwhelmed. This article from the UK Care Guide sets out some of the key issues that need to be handled when dealing with a bereavement and could also point you in the direction of people that can help you at this difficult time.Do take a look at their article. If you're worried about living on your own after a loved one passes away, or if you're worried about a family member or neighbour, they might find comfort knowing a community alarm can get them medical help if they needed it. We can talk you through the options available if you wish on 0300 999 2 999.

What is a telecare service?

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Telecare, or assistive technology, includes sensors and detectors such as smoke alarms, fall detectors, flood detectors, door sensors, outdoor pendants, bed mats, complex needs smart sensors that all trigger automatically if they sense a risk or issue.The sensors and detectors are to a 24/7 Hertfordshire-based Control Room that will answer an alert for help and will arrange appropriate medical support very quickly. Find out more.

Where can I buy a pendant alarm in Herts?

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Herts Careline provides community alarms emergency pendants for anyone living in Hertfordshire.

National Day of Reflection

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Today, at twelve o'clock, we will join the nation in a moment of National Reflection to mark the first anniversary of the first UK lockdown.We say thank you to the NHS and every key worker who has worked tirelessly during this most challenging year. We remember those who sadly lost their lives as a result of coronavirus, their families and friends, and to the many who have been isolating, shielding and unable to see their loved ones as they usually would.On a personal note, Herts Careline has been a lifeline to those who live alone or shielding. We are hugely proud of all our call operators and office team who have been able to ensure our essential service has continued to provide 24/7 support as usual during the most challenging of times.

We're at the TSA's first virtual ITEC Conference this week

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This week we're attending the TSA's first virtual ITEC Conference.Herts Careline is a member of TSA, the industry body for Technology Enabled Care (TEC), representing the largest industry specific network in Europe and bringing together a growing membership of organisations across local government, health and the private sector.During the pandemic, technology has enabled communication and independence in difficult times, and we're delighted to have made a difference across Hertfordshire. Usually, we would be attending the conference in a huge exhibition hall, but obviously the world is a different place this year. However, the virtual conference promises to offer four days of insights, industry launches and networking to ensure we're fully informed as ever to drive our service forward, continuing to make a difference to people's lives.
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