Dorset Residents To Benefit From Free Trial Of Telecare


Published at 11:39am 9th February 2015.

Bluebird Care Dorset customers are to be offered a free trail of a personal alarm service to celebrate a new partnership with leading telecare technology provider Centra Pulse.

Elderly people receiving help at home from Bluebird Care Dorset are being offered a free trial of a personal alarm.

The homecare and support service has teamed up with Centra Plus.

Customers can get emergency assistance at a touch of a button - 24 hours a day.

Bluebird Care say they hope the device will help more older people live independently.

Chris Scriven, director at Bluebird Care Dorset, said: "We are excited to be partnering with Centra Pulse to enable our customers to live more independently for longer. This type of technology compliments personal care in the home. We can now provide our customers with a 24 hour service and be there for them whatever the situation."

Wendy Darling, managing director at Centra Pulse, said: "We are delighted to be working with Bluebird Care to share the benefits of our personal alarm service. When technology is coupled with home care, it is often a great way to enable people to stay living independently at home for longer. Through our partnership with Bluebird Care we hope that many more people across the country will experience the benefit of this vital service."

When customers activate the alarm, their local Bluebird Care office will be alerted by Centra Pulse and given details of the reason for activation. If the customer has suffered a serious accident such as a fall, the team will be available to offer customers and their families additional tailored support to suit individual circumstances.

Bluebird Care Dorset already provides homecare for residents across the County from their offices in Weymouth, Dorchester, Wareham and Ferndown and the new telecare offering is aimed to compliment this service. Centra Pulse currently helps over 125,000 older and vulnerable people live more independently including 85,000 over 65s.