Board Assurance Prompt specialised housing for older people

This report from Housing LIN in partnership with Nigel Appleton of Contact Consulting and the GGI (Good Governance Institute) focuses on the role of technology within sheltered and supported housing schemes to assist older people. It aims to encourage decision makers to better understand the use of telehealthcare as a means of supporting independence. It […]

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Assistive technology as a means of supporting people with dementia A Review

To coincide with the Housing LIN’s involvement in the Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia, we have published this helpful review of how AT can support people with dementia. Co-authored by Tahir Idris and Steve Bonner, they indicate that awareness of the products, devices and solutions available is still sketchy and variable around the UK and […]

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Accommodation options for older people who have dementia FS16

There is an increasing range of options available for the accommodation and care of people who have dementia. Some people with dementia are now being diagnosed at an early stage when they remain relatively able and can make their own decisions. Early diagnosis increases the possibility of there being a range of accommodation options available. […]

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Telecare Implementation Guide

A practical resource for commissioners and organisations considering development of telecare services

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Helping visually impaired people in their homes assistive technology

Findings of a project, commissioned by Thomas Pocklington Trust, that aimed to determine the needs of visually impaired people. This comprised surveys of user needs and existing assistive technology, and a gap analysis. It found a wide range of available devices (equipment and products) that reflects the large number of tasks required for daily living

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Personal alarm systems and telecare

Information to help choose a personal alarm (community alarm), explaining how they can work in different situations e.g. to summon help from a carer or neighbour or from someone further afield. Includes a checklist for use when choosing which would be the most suitable for individual circumstances.

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Older People implementing telecare

Strategic analysis & guidelines for policy makers, commissioners & providers about the use of assistive technology. The development of a strategic framework for implementing assistive technology or telecare is a key government target for 2006-2008, and the focus is on provising health & social care services supported by information and communication technology to older people […]

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Assistive Technology in Extra Care Housing

Assistive technology can play a part in supporting people who live in extra care housing. This summarises the most common applications, gives examples, and tells where to get further information. Factsheet 5

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