We are looking for pairs of elderly parents and their adult child to take part in a 3-stage research over a 3-week period about products designed to provide assistance in emergency situations.
The first stage will be a face to face interview in-home for 2 hours
The 2nd stage will be trialling a new product for a week (an emergency alert bracelet)
The 3rd stage will be a face to face interview in-home for 2 hours
Both adult child and elderly parent will need to attend both interviews in the elderly parent’s home.
In-Home and a product trial
1st stage will take place between 20th November and 1st December 2017
2nd stage will be a product trial for 1 week
3rd stage will be arranged on a date before 15th December 2017
£500.00 per pair
Please answer the questions below.
Occupation of chief income earner in the household?
Working status i.e. Student, retired, full time working, part time working, etc.
Who do you live with at home?
If you have children, please tell us their ages
Which make and model of mobile phone do you own?
Which network provider is your mobile phone with?
Is your mobile phone?
A monthly contract
Pay as you Go
How old is the parent that will be taking part in this study with you?
Who does your parent live with?
Does your parent live?
Independently without professional care visits
Independently with professional care visits
In a residential care home
In sheltered housing
How often do you visit your parent?
What is the home postcode of your parent?
How far away from your parent do you live?
Which of the following statements applies to your parent?
Has had a small fall in the last 12 months
Has had multiple falls in the last 12 months
Finds mobility challenging but does not use a walking aid
Has mobility issues and uses walking aids
I am concerned about them having a fall in the near future
None of the above apply
Does your parent have any of the following?
Personal alarm that is worn by your parent
Other type of alert system
None of the above
Which of the following statements do you most agree with about the needs of your parent?
My parent does not need any sort of emergency or alert system as they are pretty mobile and capable of living independently
I am starting to think ahead to when my parent will be more frail and what help/support will be on offer when the time comes
My parent is getting frailer now and I worry about them falling or needing help. I would like to implement a solution in the very near future
My parent is struggling with mobility/falls. I am actively searching for a solution to implement immediately that will give me and them more peace of mind
Are you going away on holiday between 20th November – 15th December 2017? Yes/No?
Please forward this on to anyone you know who may be interested.
Unfortunately, it is impossible to reply to all emails or phone messages. We receive lots of responses to researches that are emailed out. You will be contacted by phone if your application is successful. However, we apologise if you do not hear from us, but please keep trying for future projects that are sent out.