Another newspaper letter (see previous entry). Does the lack of appropriate home care (including telecare) amount to negligence?
Older people’s concerns re reduction in services. Letter in Cambridge Evening News illustrates concerns that could be eased with appropriate use of telecare. Read here.
Four of this week’s more interesting telehealth-related postings. South American-European link-ups Wide-ranging Australian report on South American-European links for telehealth initiatives. Click here to read. “We have to come up with ways of using technology to simplify technology” From virtual… Read moreFour telehealth postings
Guardian Society article describes the well established telecare project in Norfolk. Wide ranging and informative article for the general reader.
This article is about a watch-sized GPS device for convicted drunken drivers. The privacy debate is relevant to telecare.
Nice publicity for local home improvement programme
The theory is simple: buy your own house or flat, designed specifically for later years, within a development that has age restrictions on ownership (usually about 60), with all support taken care of, from leaky taps and shopping to personal care, as needed. It’s a stage up from classic sheltered housing, which typically provides a warden and little else.
Brief summary of Home Telehealth’s Newham project.
IBM is offering free assistive software downloads as part of its continuing efforts to promote products aimed at aging baby boomers and people with disabilities.
The detailed figures provide a dramatic illustration of just how fast pensioner mortality has improved in the UK.