Demonstration of help at hand for Moray’s elderly and vulnerable

Equipment designed to help Moray’s elderly feel safe and secure in their own homes is to go on show in Keith next week.

Moray Telecare is the community alarm and telecare service at Moray Council’s social work department.

Telecare equipment enables people, especially older and vulnerable people, to continue to live independently in their own homes. It is unobtrusive sensors, alarms and detectors which can be installed within the home to help people remain safe and secure.

A spokeswoman explained: “The equipment monitors aspects of the home environment and can detect if there is a change in things such as temperature, a gas leak, fire, flooding or even if the user has a fall.

“It will automatically make a call to a family member or a friend, or to an Alarm Monitoring Centre to provide an emergency response 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

Members of the Moray Telecare team will be joining insideMoray at the Keith Pop-Up shop on Mid Street on Monday, November 10 from 2pm until 4pm and again on Thursday, November 13 from 9.30am until 12.30pm.

They will demonstrate the wide range of Telecare equipment available, with the spokeswoman adding: “This equipment is available not just for older people – it is there to help anyone who lives on their own or anyone with any kind of disability feel safer at home.

“We hope that people will come along to the Keith shop and find out how it can help families and carers, or even help you feel more confident to live at home independently.”

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