Telecare services and false reassurance?

I hate to raise this, but are telecare services are still peddling false reassurance with their continued emphasis on the magic of having a pendant alarm? What prompted this question was a small ‘good news’ story from Brent Council.

It it, a telecare user who “enjoys being independent and living at home with the added assurance that help is available at the touch of a button” is then quoted as saying “I wear my pendant all day long except for at night or when I leave the house” (my emphasis).

So it’s council-approved practice to not have it to hand just when you might need it most… Brent item here.