Home solutions: a study into the benefits of telecare for older people choosing to remain at home

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/313625
Title:
Home solutions: a study into the benefits of telecare for older people choosing to remain at home
Authors:
Graham, Alastair; Lawson, Bryan; Bolton, David
Citation:
Graham, A [et. al], "Home solutions: a study into the benefits of telecare for older people choosing to remain at home" Health Service Executive 2011
Publisher:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Issue Date:
Mar-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/313625
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The findings and recommendations are detailed at the end of the report. In summary the study demonstrates that the telecare service was highly effective in supporting older people with signifcant needs to remain at home. The conclusion is that a telecare service should be regarded as a substantive component of home care services. • Assessments of need that focussed on the prospect of telecare services supporting a client, were found to be pivotal in the success of the service. • After installation it was found that the usage by the most needy and high-risk clients refected the level of dependency described in the assessments undertaken by HSE staff. • The assurance and con!dence offered by telecare made a considerable contribution to the decision of the older people who took part in the study, to remain at home. • Whilst the research was not a health economics study, an assessment of the alternative costs along with the views of and feedback from the service users and their families, clearly suggest that telecare is likely to contribute to the appropriate use of limited and specialist resources, and support the most effective use of finances. • From the study it is clear that the success of telecare relies upon effective and reliable devices, a competent telecare monitoring and response service and effective arrangements for the technical assessment of clients’ homes, installation, maintenance and support, and response protocols. • Finally, there was a clear finding that telecare is considered by users and carers to be easy to use and is well received.
Keywords:
OLDER PEOPLE; TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGraham, Alastairen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLawson, Bryanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBolton, Daviden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T15:30:42Z-
dc.date.available2014-03-04T15:30:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-03-
dc.identifier.citationGraham, A [et. al], "Home solutions: a study into the benefits of telecare for older people choosing to remain at home" Health Service Executive 2011en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/313625-
dc.descriptionThe findings and recommendations are detailed at the end of the report. In summary the study demonstrates that the telecare service was highly effective in supporting older people with signifcant needs to remain at home. The conclusion is that a telecare service should be regarded as a substantive component of home care services. • Assessments of need that focussed on the prospect of telecare services supporting a client, were found to be pivotal in the success of the service. • After installation it was found that the usage by the most needy and high-risk clients refected the level of dependency described in the assessments undertaken by HSE staff. • The assurance and con!dence offered by telecare made a considerable contribution to the decision of the older people who took part in the study, to remain at home. • Whilst the research was not a health economics study, an assessment of the alternative costs along with the views of and feedback from the service users and their families, clearly suggest that telecare is likely to contribute to the appropriate use of limited and specialist resources, and support the most effective use of finances. • From the study it is clear that the success of telecare relies upon effective and reliable devices, a competent telecare monitoring and response service and effective arrangements for the technical assessment of clients’ homes, installation, maintenance and support, and response protocols. • Finally, there was a clear finding that telecare is considered by users and carers to be easy to use and is well received.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Service Executive (HSE)en_GB
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subjectTELECOMMUNICATIONSen_GB
dc.titleHome solutions: a study into the benefits of telecare for older people choosing to remain at homeen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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