Monitoring service gives seniors living alone peace of mind

TUNSTALL Healthcare's 24 hour monitoring service supports many senior residents living in Queensland communities.

Tunstall Healthcare operations manager Leanne Ryan said seniors were often more comfortable and confident remaining in their own homes, but may need a little extra support to continue living independently.

"Many of our older clients can often feel isolated when living on their own; our telecare service is as much about offering a friendly voice at the end of the phone as simply checking on their wellbeing," Ms Ryan said.

"We encourage our clients to test their alarm pendant on a regular basis, and we have our regular clients that test quite often just for a chat with a familiar voice.

"Sometimes a chat with our response operators is the only daily interaction for a client if they don't have family or friends close by. At Tunstall we pride ourselves on our 24/7 monitoring service and the reassurance it provides."

Tunstall alarms and environmental sensors provide the freedom for many older people to remain independent and supported in their own homes. In an emergency their trained response operators will speak directly to the client over the alarm to identify what they need, be it a family member or friend, an after-hours GP, or emergency services.

For more information on Tunstall products and services visit www.tunstallhealthcare.com.au or phone Tunstall on 1800 603 377.



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