Why choose TextCare?
Our affordable technology can help to keep your loved one living safely in their own home for longer, while giving you and your family peace of mind that everything is OK, anytime, anywhere. Discover how in the video below.
How it works
No one wants to feel like they are being watched or spied on in their own home, that’s why TextCare home monitoring does not use any cameras or listening devices. Instead, small and unobtrusive sensors are placed around the home to provide you with a clear picture of your loved one’s wellbeing, while maintaining their privacy and dignity. There are no call centres involved either. Alarms and monitoring data will only be seen by family and friends, which also means that we do not charge any monthly monitoring fees.
We wanted to make TextCare as easy and as inexpensive as possible for people to set-up and use, so that more people can help their loved ones to stay in their own homes. You will not need to hire a professional to install TextCare and your loved one will not need to have an internet connection or even a phone line, it’s that simple.
Introducing the Pendant Sensor
An all-in-one fall detector and panic button that lets you know when your loved one needs help
According to a national audit, falls among the elderly are now the ‘most common cause of major trauma in UK hospitals’. It’s also typical for many elderly people who fall to lay undiscovered for hours, or to simply not call for help as they do not want to be a burden. Sadly, this can make the severity of the fall much worse as injuries remain untreated for longer.
So if you want to know whether your loved one has fallen over or needs emergency help, look no further than TextCare’s Pendant Sensor. It combines a fall detector and a panic button into one device so that you and your loved one can have peace of mind that help will be there, if and when they need it.
Whether your loved one has had a fall or pressed the panic alarm button because they have become ill or had an accident and cannot reach the phone, TextCare will instantly send an alert text message to up to eight mobile phones.
What do our customers say?
“My sister and I both work shifts but TextCare enables us to keep an eye on mum even at night. We just login and check she has been active as usual. We can see if she has been out and we know whether she has had any visitors. We live fairly close to mum so it is easy to call on her but with the pressure of work and our own families this is usually at the weekends. TextCare gives us that little extra reassurance and peace of mind that mum is OK when we can’t be around.”
“Since my mum died I worry about my dad who is 88 and getting forgetful. I live almost 200 miles away and TextCare lets me know he is following his normal routines. I can see that he goes to fetch his paper every morning at 7am, so if for some reason he didn’t do that I would know and would phone to check he is OK. I can even see whether his home is warm enough in the winter and I don’t have to keep nagging him about it, I can just look at my mobile to check.”
“Ten years ago my elderly sister fell and lay undiscovered for 24 hours. She never recovered and I dread something like that happening to me. With TextCare, I know that if it did and I became immobile, my son would be aware because TextCare would let him know even if I was unable to.”
Mr J, aged 90
"I have a member of staff that works in a shop I own, she has a terminal illness but wishes life to remain "normal" for as long as possible. This includes doing her job in the morning. Due to her condition some of the medication she takes has an occasional side effect of making her confused and tired when she wakes in the morning. She works alone at the start of the morning and so sometimes she would not get into work.
I got TextCare to alert me if she was having a bad morning so that I could go in and cover the shift if she couldn't, as well as notifying her daughter if something was up.
TextCare allows me to check on the business being opened from home (texting me if it isn't) whilst also giving her peace of mind to continue doing her job for as long as possible, without harming the business if she has a bad morning. Her daughter-in-law is also over the moon that she now has a way to know if she is having a bad side effect to the medication. "
"I find it a great comfort to know that my family can see I am up and about as usual and getting on with my day. TextCare is like a guardian angel watching over me! I value my independence and although I know my children love me dearly, I would hate to think that they had to contact me every day just to check that I am well."
Mrs R, recently widowed 84 year old
Dementia care & living alone
A dementia diagnosis can have an enormous impact on a person’s self-esteem, confidence and practical abilities. Dementia can also make living at home alone a greater risk to safety, particularly as the dementia progresses, which can cause significant distress and worry for friends and family. However, with the right support together with dementia assistive technology from TextCare, a person with dementia can continue to live independently and safely in their own home for longer.
A dementia-friendly community is a city, town or village where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported and confident they can contribute to community life.