CARSON CITY, Nev., July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Iamfine.com today announced rapid growth for its daily telephone check-in service, more than tripling users over the past six months. As the leading telephone reassurance service provider in the industry, Iamfine sees this growth as validation of an elder care market need and an optimistic sign for the future of aging in place services.
The Iamfine service provides an easy way for people who are living alone to check in every day, letting their loved ones know they are all right. No technology is required other than a telephone. Each day, the service makes a call to the person living alone. By simply answering the phone and pressing "1", the loved one informs members of a customizable "care circle" that things are fine. If no one answers, calls are repeated throughout the day, and care circle members are notified that someone may need to check on the loved one.
"After my husband died, I knew I would be living alone," said one user, a lecturer and teacher in Minnesota. "I wanted a service that would check up on me regularly to make sure I was OK. It needed to be non-invasive and private. My son and I looked into options and found Iamfine. This is a wonderful service that has worked perfectly, giving us both great peace of mind."
Growing Trend Toward Living Alone, Especially Among Seniors
In the United States, recent census data shows that 27 percent of the American populace now lives alone. While overall numbers in the United Kingdom are lower at 13 percent, there has been a 12 percent increase over the last 10 years. The proportions increase with age, with 59 percent of those aged 85 or more living alone. At the same time, most people like to be independent. According to AARP, nearly 90 percent of seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age, a practice often referred to as "aging in place."
These trends can introduce serious challenges. Everyone living alone is at risk of isolation and a potential need for critical care. For seniors, these risks can be much higher.
Iamfine Helps Provide Peace of Mind for both Singles and Caregivers
Iamfine provides assistance by letting everyone you care about – friends, neighbors, and relatives – know, each day, that you are all right. You can check in by simply answering the phone, by text, or online. If you ever miss a check in, caregivers can be notified by call, text, or email that someone should get in touch. For people living alone, it's easy and unobtrusive. For caregivers, it reduces anxiety while providing daily reassurance.
The Iamfine service is meant to augment, not replace, loving contact. It also is not a replacement for emergency service buttons and pendants. Instead, Iamfine provides daily assurance to caregivers that things are fine, and their loved ones know an alert will go out if it is needed.
"It is very satisfying to be a part of something that brings real value to families and people who live alone," says Paul Hammond, CEO at Iamfine. "The one thing that truly excites me about Iamfine is just how much our customers love it and depend on it."
Monthly Costs and Free Trials
The Iamfine service is available in both the US and the UK. It can be purchased on an annual basis for $9.99 or ₤7.5 per month. Fourteen day free trials are available without a credit card.
Iamfine was started in 2011 by two brothers, living in different countries, as a way of keeping up with their own active, living-alone, mother. Family and friends liked the idea so much that the business was formed in 2012. Now the premier player in the telephone reassurance market, Iamfine continues to break new ground with features, simplicity, and support. It's the easiest way to know, every day, that your loved ones are OK. The company can be reached at iamfine.com, or on Facebook.
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