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Alternatives to expensive elderly care

How can you keep your loved ones safe without expensive elderly care? Technology could be the answer. Calculate your loved one's risk score and download your free care guide.

March 31, 2021

Alternatives to expensive elderly care

Calculate your loved one's risk score

Complete our 2 minute questionnaire to receive personalised care recommendations based on an assessment of your loved one's circumstances.

Get your risk score

Discussing the best care options for your loved ones can often be a challenging and sensitive topic.

Naturally, many older people want to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. Thinking about the cost of that care can make the conversation even harder to have.

So how can you ensure your loved ones keep as much of their independence as possible and stay safe too – without spending a fortune on care services?


The new alternatives to traditional homecare

Getting help at home doesn’t necessarily mean having a carer visit or live with your loved one – and residential care definitely isn’t the only solution.

This is where technology solutions come in.

Elderly care alternatives: 53% would like to know more about technology enabled care

There are a number of tools and devices that can give you real time, around-the-clock updates on your loved one’s daily routine – keeping a close eye on changes, and alerting you to anything concerning.

There are so many things that may worry you when an older loved one is living alone. You may be concerned about how they would get help if they fell or how they would raise an alarm in an emergency.


How technology can help

Technology can keep an eye on these things and more, from simple emergency buttons to powerful Artificial Intelligence powered solutions.

Elderly care alternatives: 51% would like a daily update on their parents wellbeing

But how do you know which solution will provide the right level of care for your loved one?

Take our short questionnaire to find out more about home care technologies, and which could be the best solution for you and your loved one.

You will receive a personalised care recommendation based on a risk score calculated from your answers and a free care solutions guide.

Calculate your loved one's risk score

Complete our 2 minute questionnaire to receive personalised care recommendations and a free care solutions guide.

Get your risk score

Technology for independent living


** Anthropos and OnePoll survey completed in February 2021. The results are from 2,000 adults aged 40 and over who confirmed they have elderly parents.

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