Mary Ellen - Social Worker

Award: Mary Ellen – Social Worker

This time, our care trophy has been awarded to Mary Ellen. Mary has used CareCalls to help 10 of her clients to remember to do the things that matter. She is a passionate social worker, carer and loving mother who has worked with vulnerable people for over 5 years. Words from Mary “I realised I…

Feeling safe at home

Case study: Feeling safe at home

Amelia had recently fallen on the stairs, she broke her hip and was knocked unconscious. Luckily her son Steve happened to be visiting and was able to call an ambulance. Amelia had to have surgery and lost full mobility for over five months. Even though she recovered and was very mobile, both she and her…

Feeling safe at home

Case Study: Falling asleep in front of the TV

Gareth was falling asleep in front of the tv every night and waking up cold, this led to back pains, tiredness and catching frequent colds. Toby set up a personalised reminder with CareCalls. We call Gareth every night at 10 o’clock and Toby’s voice tells Gareth to go to bed and sleep well. Toby tells…

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Case study: Medication at five precise times a day

At the age of 72 Theo developed Parkinson’s Disease. Despite this Theo is very active, his main problem is remembering to take 5 prescriptions a day at very specific times. These precise timings are required in order for the Parkinson’s treatment to be effective. His daughter Erin set up a medication reminder with CareCalls. We…

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Case study: Locking the doors at night

George is 80, despite his age he is very mobile and healthy, however, he can be quite forgetful. His daughter Lucy became especially worried when George started forgetting to lock the doors at night. Their neighbour had recently had a break in and Lucy was worried the same might happen to her dad. Lucy set…

Feeling safe at home

Getting the most out of CareCalls

1. Still forgetting to take medication If they are still forgetting to take medication here are a couple of methods that should help: Place the medication by the phone This will mean they can act as soon as they have the prompt and won’t forget. Try setting up another CareCall 15 minutes later This will…