Digital agency needs volunteers for study on independent living for older people

Digital agency needs volunteers for study on independent living for older people

London, June 2017 – Since 2001, the growth of the UK’s population aged 65 and over has increased 11%, with around 3.5 million of these people living alone. With a rise in the older population it’s not a surprise that there are more people going into care homes. But many desire to remain at their own homes, and they can do. All it’ll take is a little lifeline.

A digital content marketing agency based in London, passionate about community issues, and social care sees them champion a 3-month trial and research campaign that looks to enable longer independent living for older people.

The marketing agency is also partnering with North West Kent Volunteering Service to help deliver the study and need 50 volunteers to participate and try out the home automation system for themseleves. 50 volunteers will receive one unit and up to 100 people will be observers in the trial.

Through innovative technology, the new home automation system lets older people live freely whilst having support and comfort in the knowledge that should they need assistance, an alarm will be raised automatically to come to their aid.

The system works by monitoring a person’s daily ‘trends’. These trends are formed by a person’s habits such as sleep, dining and outdoors mobility. If there are any odd changes in usual habits a designated carer, friend or family member will be notified.

This home supported living system lets older people remain at their homes and continue to live an independent life, staving off going into a care home.

The study needs older people, family, friends and concerned children of parents who are facing the next stage of their lives to take part.

To become a part of this exciting study get in touch today.