There’s a growing market for mobile GPS telecare, as digital networks and roaming SIM cards are providing reliable and secure connectivity outside of the home. These devices can often provide reassurance and support for a younger, more active demographic.
"We believe in finding solutions for people to stay living independently at home"
President of Europ Assistance La Téléassistance, France
One organisation offering this new generation of service-led solutions is Europ Assistance based in Saint-Denis, Paris. Benjamin Ostrowka, President of Europ Assistance La Téléassistance in France, explains: “We believe in finding solutions for people to stay living independently at home, while also ensuring they have the freedom to enjoy being outdoors and live life to its fullest".
Europ Assistance were looking for a product that would be reassuring and safe for seniors living at home, but also for their family caregivers. It was important that it was discreet and and that avoided the stigma often associated with remote assistance devices.
"The Careium 450 meets these objectives perfectly: a discreet, light and mobile trigger that provides security for seniors when they are out and about or at home, very easy to install and simple to use, and therefore very much appreciated by older people" Benjamin Ostrowka says. "The two main benefits: its GPS system to ensure geo-localised mobilisation of emergency services and its second button to communicate with one of the family caregivers.