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: Bradford (West Yorkshire).
What it costs:Our charges are £4.15 plus VAT per week. This rate increases each year on the March to June quarter by the rate of inflation. (You may be exempt from VAT - we will advise you). This covers the rental of the alarm unit and the monitoring
and mobile response service. There is a one-off non-refundable fee of £10.00 if the unit is installed. There is a 5 day cooling off period to try the equipment. We send bills quarterly in arrears. Arrangements can be made for you to pay on a monthly basis.
How to access or apply for it:
Phone Bradford Careline Centre on 01274 434994.
Care, Independent living, Safety & security, Carelines /community alarms, Telecare, Carelines /community alarms
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