With many of us depending on our smart phones to check everything from our travel arrangements, and finances to exercise performance and latest fashion choices, it seems natural that we should check in on loved ones with the latest app.
But the inspiration behind 3rings.co.uk comes from the days before mobile phones, where the well-known 'code' to let someone know all is well was giving them three rings on the telephone. The new service updates this code for the internet generation.
Elderly parents or grandparents only require a landline to receive or make a daily call to the 3rings automated service which then automatically contacts an entire network of family and friends using an app, SMS, email or calls.
Spending time with older family members over Christmas has been a catalyst for many to look at how their loved ones keep safe. In a report commissioned for 3rings.co.uk, more than a quarter of people with parents aged 65 or older reported finding the festive period stressful, with parents visibly older, frailer and requiring additional help. As a result, 40 per cent said they were considering steps to support them more over the next year.
With half the population living more than half an hour away from their ageing parents, many families are unaware of how their loved ones are on a daily basis. 48 per cent currently rely on neighbours and other family members to check in on them to ensure they are well.
"The objective is to help loved ones maintain their independence and not feel like a burden. 3rings isn't meant to be a replacement for personal calls and visits but helps ease the worry caused by distance and hectic lives. We strongly believe that this offering can be a catalyst for the changing family care of ageing parents in the
The service is available online at 3rings.co.uk with free apps for IOS and android. There are two paid-for services (5.99/month and 9.99/month) and a free trial available.
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Notes to Editors
Research carried out by YourSayPays with 1000 respondents in
In the days before mobile phones, giving someone three rings was a 'code' to let families communicate all was well.
3rings is bringing that code back but this time for the internet generation.
A single daily call will create a cascade of family communication, instantly and automatically providing independence to aging parents and peace of mind for all.
No technology is needed by the ageing parents other than a good old fashion phone with 3rings connecting them to their internet enabled families.
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