LOOKING AFTER THE ELDERLY

The service, Watch over my parents (Veiller sur mes parents), was launched last year. Customers – often in their 50s and living in major cities – pay from €20 (£18) a month for postal workers to visit their parents living alone far away. Visits can be weekly or more regular, with a report delivered to the family and an option of a 24-hour helpline and alert system.

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