Assistive Technology can help vulnerable people and their carers live more independently in their own homes. Telecare, which is part of Assistive Technology, can support people whose sight, hearing or cognition may have deteriorated. This could be due to physical or mental conditions which may have a long-term effect on their health and wellbeing.
To see what Telecare can offer you, download our guide to the Essex Telecare Service.
There are many Telecare devices which automatically alert a 24-hour monitoring centre or your chosen carer, should you need assistance. There are also Telehealth solutions which monitor medical conditions. The technology can:
- raise an alarm in case of a fall or emergency
- raise alerts for floods, smoke, carbon monoxide
- support a medication regime
- help deter bogus callers - a button can be used to call assistance or help you confirm the caller's identity with the monitoring centre.
Telecare also offers support and reassurance to carers in the knowledge they will be alerted in the event of an incident. In this way, Telecare can be of assistance to carers of people with dementia, physical disabilities, learning disabilities and long-term medical conditions.
You can see a range of equipment in action by visiting the Independent Living Centre.
For more information or an assessment please contact
us on 0845 6037630 or your local Careline provider:
- Basildon, Castle Point Rochford – 01268 465151
- Braintree and Maldon – 01376 551600
- Brentwood – 01277 848975
- Chelmsford – 01245 613132
- Colchester – 01206 769779
- Epping – 0208 5321065
- Harlow – 01279 446361
- Tendring – 01255 222022
- Uttlesford – 01799 510496