Bristol Careline - (Telecare)

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 (Bristol).

What it costs:

You can rent the system for £45.50 per quarter (13 week period). This charge covers providing the alarm equipment, pendant, 24 hour cover by our emergency control centre and all maintenance. There is a one off installation charge of £25.
Where appropriate, VAT will be exempted from the charge. The rental charge can be paid either by cheque or direct debit through your bank or building society.

How to access or apply for it:

For further information please contact Bristol Careline by:
Email: emergency.control@bristol.gov.uk
Telephone: 0117 922 3269

What to expect then:

A member of our team will gladly visit you at home to show you how the equipment works. They will also install the equipment if you decide you wish to proceed. Please contact us to arrange a free demonstration.

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Info last updated:

10/05/2011
Provider
The Council House, College Green, Bristol, Somerset, BS1 5TR