Christmas can often highlight the fact that some of our older family and friends may be more vulnerable at home and may need more regular attention to keep them safe and well.
Shaping the future of digital technology in health and social care by The King's Fund is a report, commissioned by the Health Foundation.
It provides a summary of evidence for how emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, smartphones, wearable devices and the internet are being used within care settings around the world.
We speak to lots of families who have embraced technology to help them support the care needs of relatives. Many use WhatsApp groups to share news, confirm visiting rotas and update health issues while others use discreetly sighted security cameras and movement sensors to be keep an eye from a distance.