Telecare and assistive technology

How does it work

Telecare devices can be monitored or standalone.

Monitored devices are linked to a 24/7 monitoring centre or a carer’s telephone. Service users with a monitored device are monitored via its internal care line, which is run by the company, rather than Adult Social Care.

Standalone devices can be used by the service user or carer to help with daily living tasks. For example, this could be a timed prompt to remind a person to take their pills or a door exit sensor to alert a carer when a person exits or enters through a specific door.