Assistive Technology Assistive TechnologyAssistive Technology. Assistive Technology Jim Ellam Staffordshire County Council
"Switched-on" generation switched off to life-changing care technology • Carers UK The report, Potential for Change, shows that while over 7 in 10 UK adults routinely turn to technology for banking, shopping and communications, only 3 in 10 are embracing health and care technology to help care for older or disabled relatives.
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John struggled to open tin and jars He had real difficulty preparing meals…… until he discovered automatic openers
Mary missed her cups of tea Her arthritis made it hard to lift her kettle She struggled to prepare hot drinks She cancelled her weekly tea party She missed her friends visiting..... Until her new kettle arrived
Jane felt isolated Jane struggled to remember numbers. She only rang her family and friends when others helped her dial the number. She had to plan making a call…. Until she changed her phone…
Telehealth Telehealth monitoring is the remote exchange of physiological data between a patient at home and medical staff at hospital to assist in diagnosis and monitoring Examples of telehealth devices are:Blood pressure monitoringBlood glucose monitoringCardiac arrhythmia monitoringAsthma monitoring
Helping People to help themselves Supporting ........ ....... Informing .......Acting!
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If Tom had continued with traditional services to support him to live independently his care and support services would look like this Estimated Total cost = £7,500 pa 30 min visit to help prepare meal, prompt medication and fluids 30 min visit per day to make sandwich / prompt meds and fluids 30 min visit to help prepare meal, prompt medication and fluids
If Tom used the information and advice on Staffordshire cares and then sourced appropriate goods and services to support his independence on the Marketplace his care and support services would look like this Estimated total cost = £5000 Pa Self care medication and fluids using Hot cup kettle and pill dispenser, prepares meals using kitchen aids and ready meals Taxi to Tech buddies & shops Supermarket delivery Self care medication and fluids using Hot cup kettle and pill dispenser, prepares meals using kitchen aids and ready meals Taxi to Pub lunch Taxi to family for lunch Taxi to Film Club Self care medication and fluids using Hot cup kettle and pill dispenser, prepares meals using kitchen aids and ready meals
.... And his shopping Basket would look like this Estimated total cost = £525 pa Fast Boil kettle £50 2 Telecare enabled automatic pill dispensers loaned from SCC Pharmacy support £5 per week funded by SCC/ CCG Community alarm £4 week Simple Kitchen aids £25
Now he had a bit more money in his pocket he also decided to make life easier and have a bit more fun….. Estimated total cost = £0 ( self funded) Self funded and he liked getting a good deal!!! Big Button remote control £25 Mobile phone with SOS button £25 Sourcing local clubs, events, offers and deals Age friendly taxi service, sharing costs with friends Clubs, pub and shops
Assistive technology (AT) has the potential to narrow the gap between an individual’s capacity and their environment, and therefore to make it easier for people to remain in their existing accommodation. • The extent to which AT can narrow the gap depends on people’s willingness to use it, which in turn can depend on a number of factors: • the needs that people perceive and the outcomes they wish to achieve • the perceived usefulness and value for money of the AT • whether the individual feels that use of the device either supports or undermines their sense of personal identity
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