Assistive technology and telecare are of increasing importance in government policy on healthcare provision. Based on user views and technological developments this report:
* looks at the need for assistive technology and telecare;
* highlights background and previous trial developments, as well as the emerging policy environment;
* defines new generations of telecare equipment and provision;
* provides a detailed cost analysis which sets out the implications and costs associated with the widespread introduction of telecare;
* makes recommendations for future development and deployment.
The report is aimed specifically at people involved or interested in supporting older and disabled people in the community. It is therefore of particular interest to community alarm providers, occupational therapists, health care planners and policy makers, clinical engineers, and academics and researchers in the field.
Publisher: Policy Press
Number of pages: 100
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 297 x 210 x 10 mm
"Assistive Technology and Telecare brings together a great deal of useful information for health policy makers, planners and others... the overview of home alarm technology for the elderly would benefit anyone who is starting out in the field of telecare." Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
"... an excellent introduction to the subject, and provides more knowlegeable readers with detailed information on costs, benefits, training issues and call forecasting, to name a few areas. For anyone wishing to develop their service from simple pendant alarms to more complex applications, this book is required reading." The Link (ASAP Newsletter)
"As a source of information for health care planners and policy makers, this book will be invaluable." Professor Richard Wootton, The International Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
"Whether you are new to the field of telehealth or an expert, this book will have something for you." John Hennock, Association of Social Alarm Providers
"... sheds considerable light on future developments and how services and technologies could be delivered in the future." Dr Nicholas Robinson, National Clinical Adviser for Telemedicine and eHealth (NHS Direct)