Solutions for Social Care
Our Connected Care solutions have been designed to support a wide range of people, including older people, people at risk of falls, people with limited mobility, people with learning disabilities, people with dementia and people with conditions such as epilepsy
How it works
Connected Care services combine a range of unobtrusive alarms and sensors which detect events such as smoke, gas or a person falling, with a 24 hour response centre. Should a sensor be activated, either automatically or by the user, an alert will be immediately received at the monitoring centre where the operator will contact family members, response teams or the emergency services to provide help.
This rapid response minimises the consequences of events, and provides reassurance to users and their families that risks are being managed effectively. The systems can also monitor changes in daily activity over time, providing proactive support based on individual behaviour and aiding effective care planning. Mobile solutions can be used to support people away from home, and tailored technology is available which promotes social inclusion, enabling people to feel part of their communities.
Improves Quality of Life
Connected Care provides efficient 24-hour safeguarding, which provides a platform for the right amount of care to be delivered at the right time. This co-ordinated approach reduces demand on care providers and improves the individuals quality of life as people stay where they want to be, in their own home. Because the service is easy to access and simple to install it can be signposted as part of a range of support options, including for those not receiving statutory services.
Services including Connected Care take an asset-based approach, empowering individuals to maintain their independence and reduce reliance on home care, and supporting the transition from traditional care delivery to a new culture of self-management.
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The latest evolution of Tunstall Connected Care is underpinned by the digital technology, providing data and insight to enable more personalised services and predictive solutions. They enable services across health, housing and social care to become more integrated, delivering greater efficiencies and better outcomes. As technology advances, services continue to expand, bringing the possibilities
presented by the Internet of Things into the homes of people with long-term needs.
Improving efficiency through integrated telecare
- The number of telecare service users in Blackburn with Darwen has increased from 60 in 2010/11 to 1,910 in 2013/14.
- residential care admissions have been reduced by 18% (or equivalent to 57 people).
- Total net savings achieved are £2.2 million, £300,000 over the target set, made up of £1.4 million savings from the telecare and reablement service
- a further £800,000 saved solely as a result of the telecare