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What is power of attorney
January 3, 2020

What are Lasting Powers of Attorney?

Many of us have heard of a power of attorney but do not fully understand what it is or whether we should have one. This useful guide will help you understand more.

Falls alarm
December 10, 2019

Personal alarm stories: Getting a falls alarm

Val was sceptical about getting a falls alarm, until she needed to get help in an emergency. Now she loves her Taking Care personal alarm service.

Alzheimer and dementia alarm
November 11, 2019

Personal alarm stories: Supporting people with Alzheimer's and Dementia

John has Alzheimer’s disease and uses his GPS personal alarm to live independently. Taking Care used the GPS to find John when he went missing.

Alarm for multiple sclerosis
November 1, 2019

Personal alarm stories: Supporting Tricia and Multiple Sclerosis

Tricia is 52 years old and has multiple sclerosis, a neurological condition. Taking Care’s personal alarm service means she can live safely and independently and continue with her studies.

Dementia friendly alarms
August 20, 2019

We're a member of the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance

We are delighted to be working with the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance as we take another step towards being recognised as a ‘Dementia-Friendly’ organisation.

Hot weather advice for the elderly
June 15, 2019

Advice for the elderly in hot weather

For the elderly, the dangers from the cold are well known. But when the temperature goes up, it’s easy to forget there are just as many health risks. Read our advice for the elderly in...

How a pendant alarm works
May 5, 2019

How your personal alarm service works

When you press the emergency button on your personal alarm, it quickly calls one of our monitoring centres in the UK. Learn more about how your personal alarm service works and what happens in an emergency.

Independent living with personal alarm
March 5, 2019

Personal alarm stories: Maintaining independence

Joan uses her personal alarm to live independently in her own home. Read how it helped her remain independent and get help in a fall.