Benefits Of TeleCare Monitoring Systems

June 14, 2017 Kent TeleCare News 0
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Benefits of Telecare or Assistive / independent living technologies

  • Provides a rapid response to crisis situations
  • Provides support and reassurance and so reduces awareness of being monitored.
  • Gives confidence to vulnerable people to be more active
  • Can reduce social isolation by connecting to the wider community via a user-friendly device
  • Helps reduce depression and anxiety attacks though engagement with others via the wider community
  • Enables people to stay independent and safe at home, better quality of life
  • Helps people subject to falls or accidents by monitoring their movements
  • Simple preventive measures help avert admission to hospital
  • In the hospital discharge process, a monitoring service provides reassurance to the medical profession and authorities
  • Helps to reduce cost of care by using technology to do the monitoring that would normally be carried out by a carer
  • Allows user to reassure their family, spouse or carer that in the event of an emergency there is a monitoring process in place that will alert the relevant individuals and emergency services
  • In the event of an emergency ‘Key Safe’ avoids the need for the emergency services to break down the door to gain access

Family, carer, neighbour or authorities / institution BENEFITS

A report by Carers UK stated that over 60% of carers surveyed said telecare/telehealth assistive technology solutions had given them peace of mind. One in eight carers said these solutions had helped them care for a vulnerable person while continuing to work, or that assistive technologies made it possible for them to return to work.

  • Telecare technologies are not intended to replace the carer
  • They help to reduce carers’ stress and worry
  • Greater peace of mind
  • Greater personal freedom knowing the person being cared for is being monitored
  • Provides support and reassurance when carer is sleeping, or not on the premises
  • Rapid response in an emergency
  • Helps to reduce cost of care since a carer does not always need to be present
  • Can help to monitor a person’s movements, routines and daily patterns informing family or carer when to best have a human presence while at other times assistive technology monitoring will suffice
  • Monitoring can be a measure of a person’s decline, or improvement and wellbeing
  • ‘Key Safe’ avoids costly repairs and speed of entry if the emergency services need to gain access