George & Mary

George is 73-years old living with his wife Mary and their beloved dog Buddy. George has recently been diagnosed with the early stages of dementia and, although is maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle, is starting to get a bit more confused. George loves going out for long walks with Buddy, and is still physically able to do so, however Mary is becoming increasingly concerned about him getting lost whilst out walking and her being unable to find him.

We provided George with a GPS locating device, with a built-in panic button, for him to carry with him when he goes out walking. The device has two-way speech and George can press his button and speak to one of Eldercare’s operators at any time if he is feeling confused or uncertain. The operator will be able to see where George is at any point and help Mary to locate him should she need to.

Since they have had the location device, Mary and George, along with the rest of the family, have said that they feel far more confident in George continuing to go out walking and enjoying his independence.

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