Telecare for people with dementia: evaluation of Renfrewshire project: final evaluation report

Author:
YORK HEALTH ECONOMICS CONSORTIUM
Publisher:
York Health Economics Consortium
Publication year:
2013
Pagination:
35
Place of publication:
York

Outlines the key elements of the Renfrewshire project, which provides a tailor-made package of telecare equipment to people with dementia, installation by qualified engineers, regular checking of the equipment, and a responder service. The report highlights some limitations of telecare relating to the stage in the dementia development when the technology is introduced and difficulties of using door sensors in some types of accommodation. In addition, it discusses the acceptability of the telecare technology to service users and carers and to NHS staff, suggesting that there seems to be very little resistance to the introduction of telecare technology by most service users and their carers in Renfrewshire while there is anecdotal evidence that the acceptability of telecare to those working in the NHS varies across different professional groups. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
telecare, older people, dementia, assistive technology, social care;
Content type:
research
Location(s):
Scotland
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