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Alertacall’s OKEachDay product was at the centre of the discussion on a recent ITV News feature into the increasing need for connectivity in our communities. The feature covered how the press of the OKEachDay button can help keep people safe and connected.
Featured in the news story was Patricia, an older person living alone. Patricia described the OKEachDay button as a “God send to me because I love the security of knowing that there’s somebody on the end of the line” and that is exactly what the service does. It gives people the reassurance that someone is waiting for their OKEachDay button to be pressed. If the team doesn’t receive confirmation that the button has been pressed at the designated time, they give the person a call to check everything is ok.
The OKEachDay button gives people the freedom to live in a way that works for them, with the reassurance that they have a fail-safe of connectivity if they need it. It has proved to be a huge success with housing providers, charities, and care organisations across the country. Identifying that for those who are isolated, live alone, or have additional needs the simple click of a button could keep them connected to the outside world.
The ever-increasing need for this type of service for people struggling with their mental health was highlighted in the feature, by the tragic death of Natalie Kane, a young mother, and her son Harry. Shane, Natalie’s brother, said “I think this is an amazing idea, it would have definitely saved the life of Harry”.
The ITV coverage brings into focus the need for adaptive, inclusive, and cost-effective technology to be available to at-risk people of all ages within our community.
If you are interested in finding out more about OKEachDay please get in touch. We are keen to work with charities and organisations across the country to deliver this product where it is needed most. Email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
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