Technology Enabled Care
Technology Enabled Care is a term used to describe a range of products or services that help people continue to live normal lives and remain as independent as possible for as long as possible in their own homes.
There are several types of services:
Telecare sensors that raise an alarm when required
These are generally battery powered and signal wirelessly. These are often called stand-alone devices and are used to alert a carer that assistance is needed or prompt the person to do something for themselves.
Where someone lives alone or can be left alone for long periods of the day, an alarm signal can be sent to a call centre via a care line unit fitted alongside your telephone picked up by a sensor; this is a Community Alarm service or more commonly known as a Careline.
Technology to help you when you are out and about such as GPS tracker/locator
They are light and can look like a watch or key ring. Trackers are helpful if you ever feel unwell or get lost and cost from £60 upwards plus a small fee a month.
Find out more about alarms and sensors by:
- reading advice on how to choose a personal alarm from Which?
- finding out more from our partner Medequip, or call on 01706 572 460
- looking at a list of personal alarm providers to consider
Learn more about trackers by:
- reading a guide to trackers from TechSilver, which sells devices
- asking our partner Medequip for more information. Or call on 01706 572 460
If you are thinking about smart technology to help you live at home you can get information and demonstrations of the latest equipment and devices at one of our TEC Lounges in Wimborne and Dorchester.
Our TEC lounges have a range of technology that can support you or your loved one. You might be unsure which product is right for you or if it will work. We can support you in an impartial way to make the right choice.