Hello! I’m Nadia.
I’m 82 and I’ve lived in this apartment for a few years now. It love it!
I fell and broke my ankle some time ago and have not fully recovered since. I am beginning to feel unsteady, and I’m having trouble with my balance. After the accident, my daughter was concerned about me being alone in my house. She lives a few hours away, so she can’t help me that much. But I was determined to keep my independence and stay in the city.
This apartment was a great solution!
Living independently is very important to me. My apartment has many technical solutions that support my safety and independence. One of my favourite aspects of living here is this Lifeline digital that connects me to the monitoring centre. It’s the heart of my home! Not only do I get a call in the afternoon for a friendly little chat, but it’s also connected to various sensors in my home and it’s an alarm as well. Very clever!
I wear a fall sensor around my wrist. It looks like space-age jewellery, but it’s also an alarm connected to the monitoring centre. If something happened, they would know right away and send my care provider to help. I wouldn’t be stuck in a position where I was injured or couldn’t get up.
In my kitchen I have a medicine cabinet. It’s locked. Only my care provider can open it, with an app in her smart phone. It contains some of my medications, and other things that they use to care for me.
One of the things that makes me feel the most secure is the camera in my bedroom. I simply sleep better knowing that someone is watching over me, ready to help at any time of the day or night. The camera turns on a few times every night for about 20 seconds. Now I don’t get disturbed by care givers checking up on me anymore.
In the hallway, I have motion sensors that switch on the lights for me at night. If I wake up in the night, it’s much safer when they come on automatically. And on the subject safety, I have a special lock on my door. It enables my care provider to unlock the door without using keys, and it registers who enters and at what time.
No matter where I am—in the apartment, or out—I feel secure. These solutions allow me to live an independent life on my terms!
The Fall Detector is worn on the wrist or in a secure necklace and detects if the person wearing it has fallen. It also has a built-in alarm button and can be connected to the Response Centre.
Tunstall Monitoring Centre offers social calls and assistance around the clock. There are about 150 people who respond to alarms from people who sound the alarm.
Tunstall's medicine cabinet solution enables safe medicine handling at home. It is based on the same system as the home service lock Carelock ACE and is opened via the TES app in the mobile or via a smart button.