Hertfordshire elderly population
It’s estimated that there are over 200,000 people over the age of 60 living in Hertfordshire.
“The latest 2012-based population projections data for Hertfordshire was published by ONS on the 29th May 2014. They project an increase of 271,600 in the population of Hertfordshire between 2012 and 2037, that’s a percentage increase of 24.1%” – Herts LIS
Old people in Hertfordshire can face many issues in old age to keep their independence. Living alone can be a worry to the elderly and their families in the case of an emergency or a fall. Our Telecare Service aims to help people live at home for longer across the country, including those living in Hertfordshire, and to aid their independence.
Telecare service for Hertfordshire
Although there are some services in place to support the elderly such as ‘meals on wheels’, such services in recent year have been reduced.
But for a service you can rely on, there is our Telecare Service for the elderly or disabled. For those who want to stay in their own homes, and not move into a residential care home, our alarms are a great solution.
Our personal alarm service offers help any time of the day (or night!) all year round. The Telecare alarm is simple to use and after pushing the button our care team will respond almost immediately.
Hertfordshire health tips
Hertfordshire County Council have given some advice on how to age well in older age, especially in the colder months. They advice that you keep active, ensure your home is warm, and eat healthy and nutritious foods. The best ways to avoid illness in winter is to get your flu jab. Contact your doctors if you haven’t already to arrange an appointment.
The risk of falls in the home can be increased by colder temperatures, so a warm home will help reduce the risk of falls and illness.
Read the ‘Herts Healthy Home’ guide.