Assistive technology is the name given to a wide range of technology which helps people to be as independent as possible. Telecare is an example of assistive technology, but there are many other examples.
Telecare is a flexible, telephone-based, alarm system which helps you live independently in your own home for as long as possible.
Telecare is based around a pendant worn around the neck or wrist. This provides access to a 24-hour monitoring service offering an instant response at the touch of a button from anywhere in your home or garden.
Telecare can be linked to a series of alarms or sensors in key parts of your home offering an immediate early warning if something is wrong. For example, telecare can have sensors to detect:
Telecare is available through Adult Social Care and also privately through local providers. Please contact your local Adult Social Care office for more information.
Just Checking is a system which is used for short periods of time to help Adult Social Care work out how best to support you. It has a series of sensors in rooms and on doors and can monitor your personal routine. If you have a regular routine, support can be arranged to work with that routine helping you to be as independent as possible. If you do not have a regular routine, you may need more support. Please contact your local Adult Social Care office for more information.