Care homes are currently facing a real challenge to provide a full range of communications systems for the elderly people in their care.
Care homes have always needed secure access systems and personal alarms for their residents, but they now also need excellent telephone, broadband and wifi services.
Whether you’re setting up a new facility or looking to update services in an existing facility, Lister Unified Communications has the expertise and experience to help ensure that your new systems are right for you.
Loneliness has been found to be as harmful for our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day and is associated with depression, sleep problems, impaired cognitive health, heightened vascular resistance, hypertension, psychological stress and mental health problems. While you and your staff are there to offer help to the people in your care, your residents may also need encouragement to ask for help, particularly to get online. According to AgeUK, 38.8% of people in Gloucestershire aged 65 and over are using the internet and this is set to double over the next 5 years.
AgeUK, whose recent advertising campaign stated that ‘nobody should have nobody’, also found that, for 3.9 million older people, the television is their main form of company, so ensuring they have excellent broadband access for a good catch up/on demand TV service is essential to their wellbeing.