The Carephone staff really struck gold when they had the chance to demonstrate The Carephone products to the chief executive of the NHS, Sir David Nicholson. "Our product is quite complicated to explain in five minutes but Sir David got it straight away" said Stephen Westley, Director of The Carephone. "He was not too happy when I told him that he would never see our products in the NHS as our company is too small. He said that he would see about that, and good to his word, 5 minutes later he sent over the vice president of BT Health!"
The products they have brought to life are aimed at assisted living and Telecare, with the idea of helping people stay in their own homes for longer, but having the knowledge that someone is there if they need help.
The Carephone landline is an SOS pendant that works alongside the user's existing home landline. The difference between The Carephone and all the other products on the market is firstly the audio and speech is in the actual pendant and secondly the user does not have to take out third part monitoring if they don't want it, as the pendant can be monitored by friends and family.
The second product is a mobile phone which looks like any other easy to use mobile phone. What makes The Carephone special is firstly it is constantly being monitored 24/7 and is also being tracked, so if the user ever does have to use the SOS button on the back, they can be assured help will be on the way where ever they are.
The Carephone have joined the NHS Confederation as part of "Accessing Innovations"
For full details on both products visit www.thecarephone.com.
You may see The Carephone also in high street shops before long and they also have new products planned for 2013.