What does it do?Equipment is provided to support the individual in their home and tailored to meet their needs. It can be as simple as the basic community alarm service, able to respond in an emergency and provide regular contact by telephone. it can include detectors or monitors such as motion or falls and fire and gas that trigger a warning to a response centre staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As well as responding to an immediate need, telecare can work in a preventative mode, with services programmed to monitor an individual's health or well-being. Often known as lifestyle monitoring, this can provide early warning of deterioration, prompting a response from family or professionals. The same technology can be used to provide safety and security through bogus caller and burglar alarms.
Another form of telecare often known as telehealth is designed to complement health care. It works by monitoring vital signs, such as blood pressure, and transmitting the data to a response centre or clinician's computer, where it is monitored against parameters set by the individual's clinician. Evidence that vital signs are outside of 'normal' parameters triggers a response.
Who it is for: Telecare is a service that enables people, especially older and more vulnerable individuals, to live independently in their own home.
Where it is available:Local service covering: Chester (Cheshire).
How to access or apply for it:
For an appointment please contact us on 01606 813300 and we will be happy to arrange for you to visit the Show Flat.
For more information about our services please contact us:
By Telephone on 01606 813 300 (office hours) or 01606 813448 (24hours)
Via e-mail email@example.com
Care, Independent living, Safety & security, Carelines & Community Alarms, Telecare, Carelines & Community Alarms
Info last updated:11/05/2011.
|About the service provider:|
Weaver Vale Housing Trust: Gadbrook Point, Rudheath Way, Northwich, Cheshire, CWP 7LL. (view on map)
Telephone: 01606 813440
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|Parent organisation:||Telecare Services Association|
|Who are they?||Was the Association of Social Alarms Providers (ASAP) is the representative body for the commercial telecare industry within the UK.||