Telecare is a term that describes equipment and services that support the safety and independence of the person you care for in their home. Telecare services range from a basic community alarm service, using a pendant alarm, that is able to respond to an emergency to an integrated system that includes detectors or monitors (i.e to detect motion, falls, fire and gas) that trigger a warning to a response centre.
Carers Bucks works with the County Council to raise awareness of the benefit of telecare to support carers in their caring role. We have a Telecare Adviser who visits our support groups to talk about and demonstrate telecare equipment. This can be followed up by an individual consultation and, if appropriate, a referral to the County Council for an assessment for telecare equipment.
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