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Telecare, Telehealth & Nurse Call System Installations

Our population is ageing and nobody wants to go to, or send a loved one to an assisted living community until it is absolutely necessary.

Fortunately the Health Care industry is evolving, triggered by advances in pervasive computing, information and communication technologies and the technological advancement and miniaturisation of healthcare devices.

These trends are building on the Community Alarm systems that are already well established in the UK with local NHS authorities, private doctors, hospitals and other services. Such developments potentially allow individuals to have greater responsibility for their own health via delivery of healthcare to the home remotely.

Atlantic Cabling works with eHealth, tele-Care and tele-Medicine practitioners to help the elderly and those with disabilities live independently longer. For example, one service allows people at home to be checked directly by a doctor at any time with the aid of a special video telephone. This device allows medical professionals to perform an immediate check-up, listening to your heart, measuring your pulse and blood pressure, even performing a full ECG.

Definitions of Telecare & Telehealth

As defined by Telecare Aware Magazine

Telecare

Telecare includes many items from simple personal alarms (AKA pendant/panic/medical/social alarms, PERS, and so on) through to smart homes that focus on alerts for risk including, for example: falls; smoke; changes in daily activity patterns and 'wandering'. Telecare may also be used to confirm that someone is safe and to prompt them to take medication. The alert generates an appropriate response to the situation allowing someone to live more independently and confidently in their own home for longer.

Telehealth

Telehealth involves remote vital signs monitoring. Vital signs of patients with long term conditions are measured daily by devices at home and the data sent to a monitoring centre for response by a nurse or doctor if they fall outside predetermined norms. Telehealth has been shown to replace routine trips for check-ups; to speed interventions when health deteriorates, and to reduce stress by educating patients about their condition.

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