There is not an alternative currently in place, as a result the person may be on the floor for many hours as if another call comes in that requires an urgent response thd ambulance will be diverted and left on the floor, which then increases the risks to the person on the floor from deep vein thrombosis and other health problems, as well as being in discomfort. A monitoring app will not be a magic bullet that will resolve care issues for the elderly, only social care can do that with people to respond when there's an issue.
Any fall or slip that means an older person is on the floor and cannot get up reported through the existing telephone systems will in a 999 emergency ambulance response to get them up off the floor, often with the specialist equipment they carry on the emergency ambulances to do do.
I concur. Technology should not be viewed as a self-contained entity, and in order for technology to truly assist the older generation, it must collaborate with key people who are prepared to deliver and assist in response. I came across this intriguing case study by Birdie Care, which demonstrates the application's potential. https://www.nhsx.nhs.uk/ai-lab/explore-all-resources/understand-ai/intelligent-monitoring-proactive-care/
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