Content Related Links
- Accessing Telecare Services
- Information for Telecare Assessors
- Telecare Referral Forms and Guidance Notes
- Joint Improvement Team
- Community Care
- Community Occupational Therapy in Aberdeen City
- Telecare Case Study 1 - Susan's Story
- Telecare Case Study 2 - Just Checking
- Telecare Case Study 3 - Jean's Buddi
- Telecare Case Study 4 - Learning Development and Home Safety
Guide to Telecare Equipment
- Telecare Information Leaflet
- Telecare Service - Info on Falls
- Help and Advice on Fall Detectors
- Bespoke Equipment and Solutions
- Ethical Use of Assistive Technology
- Snapshots of Equipment
What is telecare?
Telecare is a service that enables people, especially older and vulnerable people, to continue to live independently in their own homes.
Telecare is the remote monitoring of a persons health and wellbeing with the use of information and communication technology, within their own home, using a variety of unobtrusive sensors and detectors.
Who is telecare for?
Telecare can be used by all age groups, however, is predominately used to assist older people and vulnerable groups to remain within their own homes for as long as possible.
Telecare has been found to be particularly useful to:
- People who are becoming increasingly frail and are at risk of falling.
- People who have little support and may need the reassurances the service provides; are struggling to cope at home, and may be regularly admitted to hospital.
- People who need support when dealing with environmental risks in the home such as fire or flood.
- People with special needs such as learning difficulties.
- People with cognitive difficulties such as failing memory.
- Those who need links to other agencies.
Telecare can offer a safer environment that can prevent a user having to go into hospital, or to allow an earlier and safer discharge from hospital/care home.
Telecare can support people at home, providing an enhanced feeling of safety and security for both the user and their carer as well as providing a response in an emergency 24 hours a day.
For further information and advice on accessing telecare services please see the Accessing Telecare Services page.
For further information and advice for telecare assessors please see the Information for Telecare Assessors page.
If you have a fault with any equipment installed, please report to 01224 620610. The fault will be passed on to the engineers who will attend within 48 hours.
For all telecare requests and returns (including specialised requests for Pill Dispenser, Just Checking, Buddi and CCTV) contact in the first instance:
- Susan McIntosh
Assistive Technology Team Leader
Community Equipment Service
Units 3-4 Whitemyres Avenue
Telephone: 01224 788 616
- Liz Watt
Senior Occupational Therapist
Telephone 01224 788 616
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