A Tunstall-funded study by FACE Recording and Measurement Systems [Summary PDF download] claims that each UK council could save between £3m and £7.8m per year by moving from other forms of care to appropriate telecare. This is an extrapolation from reviews of a sample of 50 older people’s assessments. Hmm. Community Care item: Training social workers to spot telecare needs ‘will cut costs’.
Funny how the ‘7.8’ gives the impression of much more scientific accuracy than a round ‘8’ would. However, no one could disagree with the recommendations. (UPDATE: Someone did – see the comments!)