Author: Karl Gibbs

Fit & forget: Mission accomplished

This is a very personal post but I hope relevant.

Being good neighbours in cold weather

Advice given out by some local councils can help us be good neighbours during these colder times.

Probably unrepeatable…but worth repeating.

One of our users got in touch with us to say they had recently taken their mother on holiday and that they had left her Assure band ‘somewhere safe’; so safe, in fact that it could not be found.

Are we a caring culture?

Councils are being urged to deliver a culture of care in the 'Helping people look after themselves' report. Acticheck can help.

The Assure: a bit like telecare, but not as we know it.

The assure has a unique combination of qualities which together bring significant benefits to our wearers.

Why create the Assure?

Why create the Assure?

A while back I was speaking with my mother and she asked why there wasn't a service that could phone you up every day and make sure you were OK. She was not in poor health but sometimes it would be days without anyone visiting her and she just wanted the reassurance that if anything should happen she would get help soon and if the worst was to happen that her pets would be taken care of without delay.

Cutting your own toenails improves your life

Cutting your own toenails improves your life

There is some great research by the Institute of Ageing at Newcastle University (www.ncl.ac.uk/ageing/) showing that our ability to live fully independently is reliant on us being able to undertake a variety of ‘activities of daily living’. What they have observed is that usually it is the ability to cut our own toenails that is the first activity for which help might be needed.

When coming second feels like a win

Yesterday the Acticheck Assure competed with 5 other finalists from across the world for the BT Infinity Labs ‘Consumer Tech’ competition – and we finished as runner-up.

Making confidence more affordable

A new 'monthly plan'

We have been aware for some time that paying for the Assure and a year’s service in one go does not suit everyone. We now have a plan that can bring you the benefits of the Assure but spread the cost.

Who takes out the rubbish?

Who takes out the rubbish?

Paying it forwards*