TechFest65 tips – how to download an app from the Google Play store

TechFest65 tips – how to download an app from the Google Play store


Google Play is the official app developed by Google for Android mobile users and allows you to browse and download a range of digital media, from music and magazines to books and television programmes.

You can either download the app to your phone or access the Google Play website here.

So, to download an app from the Play store follow these simple steps:

  1. Open Google Play Store on your Android phone or online.

2. Using the search bar, enter a search term to find a suitable app. For example, if you’re looking for a new app you may type in “free news”.

3. Once you’ve found a suitable app there will be a green ‘install’ button which you click and then follow the on screen instructions. If the app isn’t free you may be asked to enter your payment details if you haven’t already stored them on your account.

4. Finally, to check if the installation has been successful simply go to “my apps” or if you’re using an android mobile it should now appear on your home screen.

Keep a look out for more of our TechFest65 tips over the coming weeks!

TechFest65 – Tackling Modern Technology for Over 65s

TechFest65 – Tackling Modern Technology for Over 65s


TechFest65, an event organised by Everycare Winchester, is coming to the Winchester Discovery Centre on Friday 13th October, to help the over 65s become more confident using modern technology. Fancy surprising the kids and grandchildren with new-found tech skills?

According to recent Age UK statistics, there are 6 million older people who have never even used the internet yet. Inspired by statistic like these, TechFest65 was conceived to help the over 65 population of Winchester get the most out of new technology. Hosted at the Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street on Friday 13th October at 10am, the free event gives attendees the opportunity to learn more about how to use smartphones, tablets, apps, social media and more. Attendees will also be able to participate in free demonstrations provided by Vodafone and Carphone Warehouse, whilst enjoying tea, coffee and cake.

The morning, which is totally free, will run from 10am – 12:30pm and is available to anyone over the age of 65. Everycare Winchester hope that attendees will learn how get more out of the technology available to them, helping them connect with friends and family, use the internet safely and feel more included in modern society.

Tickets can be booked through, by emailing or phoning Everycare on 01962 842548.

We hope to see you there!

Live-in Technology Brings Peace of Mind

Live-in Technology Brings Peace of Mind

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For the past year, the team at Everycare Winchester have been working hard to implement a new system that will transform the way we are able to deliver care, for our customers and their friends and family, and after much testing, we’re delighted to announce its official launch.

As the world starts to embrace digital technology in ever more diverse areas of life, overlooking the obvious benefits that new technologies can bring to the care sector would be remiss of us. At the same time, we are passionate believers in there being no substitute for real, face-to-face relationships when providing care. Taking both these points into consideration, we spent a considerable amount of time looking at how we could utilise emerging technologies to supplement and improve our existing service, without undermining the special relationships we have forged with our clients. Pass, created by Everylife Technologies, stood out as a system that will do just that.

Pass‘s ability to create tailored care plans for all our care and live-in care clients is just the start.

The system’s unique array of features will benefit our clients and their loved ones in many different ways, some of which we’ve outlined below:

  • Customised care plans are created digitally, enabling us to go paperless, thereby reducing the opportunities for error.
  • Instant medical and health updates are sent to the client and their relatives, ensuring they stay informed and have peace of mind.
  • Our clients and their relatives can access their tailored care plans online, empowering them to make changes if the need should arise.
  • Care workers are able to report back to the office real-time with feedback on tasks and activities and make amendments to suit the client’s requirements.
  • Book visits that fit with our clients’ schedules.
  • Alerts are sent immediately to management and relatives if visits are behind schedule or have been missed.
  • Medication is controlled online, enabling us to check that the right medication is being taken, at the right time.

Not only will our implementation of Pass enable us to improve our in-home and live-in care services, but it will also bring significant peace of mind to our clients and their family and friends who care for them.

If you would like to enquire about any of care services for you or a loved one, give us a call and speak to one of our team on 01962 842 548.

Too Busy To See A Doctor? Live Too Far Away? Choose eHealth – The Online Doctor

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What is eHealth?

eHealth is the electronic management of an individual’s health information, which has been designed to improve upon some of the existing paper based systems. eHealth has been designed to increase efficiency within healthcare, and in turn this will help to decrease costs.

How eHealth Works

eHealth works by providing individual’s access to their medical records in an easy and convenient manner. This is done by allowing access to individual’s online. This can be extremely beneficial because it allows individuals the opportunity to see exactly what being kept within their medical records, and eHealth is available in a number of forms.
Electronic Health Records is a computerised method of storing an individual’s medical records, so that they can be passed between different medical professionals with ease. This is particularly beneficial because it could reduce the time in which it takes for professionals to diagnose a serious condition. It is a system that is also capable of being shared across different care settings. For example if an elderly individual who was living in a care home were to become ill their medical records can be passed between the nursing home in which they live and any medical professionals that deal with their case.
Telmedicine is where telecommunication and other computerised methods are used in order to provide an individual with health care at a distance. This can be extremely beneficial, particularly to those who live in rural areas. This is because it allows people who live to far away to receive health care without inconvenience.
Consumer Health Informatics is designed to help to bridge the gap between individuals and health resources. This allows individuals to remotely communicate with health professional. This again would be extremely beneficial for those who live in rural areas. This means that they will receive a much more effective and efficient service, without having to deal with any stress from having to travel long distances to receive care.

Could eHealth be beneficial to you?

eHealth can be extremely beneficial for individuals because it can be a more efficient manner of dealing with healthcare services. The time taken for health processes to be completed can be greatly reduced. An example of this would be the time that health professional needs to spend on data handling tasks is lessened, and this benefits individual’s because it means that doctors will have more time to spend dealing with the individual and finding ways of resolving problems.
Another benefit that eHealth would be cost. Using computerised methods for healthcare can greatly reduce the costs. This is largely because it can reduce the needs for travel, as consultations can be done online. It can also reduces the need for referring individual’s to specialists
Another benefit that eHealth can have for an individual is it can have a slightly less formal approach in terms of consultations in comparison to going into hospital or a doctors surgery and having a consultation face-to-face. This may be beneficial for some people because they may find visiting doctors in person too stressful. It also creates a similar atmosphere to house calls which can make the situation a bit more comfortable.

Disadvantages to eHealth

However there are a few disadvantages to eHealth. The main disadvantage of the eHealth system would be trust. This is because it will become increasingly difficult for both doctors and individuals to know if they can trust each other. For example individual’s may simply fake symptoms in order to get prescriptions, as it may be difficult to make accurate diagnoses. Alternatively individual’s may find it difficult to trust their doctors diagnoses because they may feel that it is impossible to diagnose an illness or ailment over the internet.
Another disadvantage of eHealth is individuals may be worried about their records being stolen. Even though the possibility of records being stolen is extremely low, there is still a minor possibility and this can be extremely worrying for some individuals.
Over time eHealth will be become common practice because health systems are under strain from the increasing number of elderly people and the increases in people with long term conditions. There will not be enough time for doctors to meet all the patients face-to-face because the doctor will need to more efficient in working on diagnosis.