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Last Updated: 17/09/2018 17:35:32

Telecare Week in Dumfries and Galloway [20 to 24 Nov]
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 16:41
The telecare service, which enables people of all ages to live safer and independently in their own homes, will be showcased as part of Digital Health and Social Care Week [20 to 24 November 2017].

Telecare week will also see the technology demonstrated in a real-world environment in a flat in Dumfries.

Community Health and Social Care general manager Graham Abrines said: “Technology Enabled Care or telecare promotes choice, control and independent living across all age groups and is a central theme for the Health and Social Care Partnership.

“The telecare team is marking Digital Health and Social Care week by showcasing a range of telecare equipment at events across our region.

“The team has worked with colleagues across the Health and Social Care Partnership and Alzheimer Scotland to demonstrate the range of assistive and inclusive technology that is available to enable people to live independently.”

The telecare service provides a 24 hours a day link between a person’s home and a monitoring centre. Should a sensor in a home be activated, a message is sent to the monitoring centre where trained operators take the most appropriate action, whether that is contacting a family member, a neighbour, doctor, or the emergency services.

To mark Digital Health and Social Care Week, the telecare team is running a number of awareness raising events throughout the region. These events will show how telecare equipment can support people of all ages to be more independent.

The focus for the week will be how telecare equipment can support younger adults. Anyone interested is encouraged to drop in and meet members of the telecare team to find out how telecare equipment can support them or a member of their family.

A chance to see how technology is helping to transform health and social care delivery in Dumfries and Galloway will be offered at a series of public events across the region:

Monday 20 November, 1000 to 1200 [10am to 12 noon] - Castle  Douglas Library
Tuesday 21 November, 1400 to 1530 [2pm to 2.30pm] – Newton Stewart ARC
Thursday 23 November, 1000 to 1200 [10am to 12 noon]  – The Usual Place, Dumfries
Friday 24 November, 1000 to 1200 [10am to 12 noon] – Annan ARC

An animated video, produced by Cree Studios at Newton Stewart ARC, will be launched. The video will support people who experience challenges with literacy and shows what is involved in a telecare assessment.

There will also be a demonstration flat at JM Barrie House in George Street, Dumfries, demonstrating a range of telecare, occupational therapy, sensory support, and dementia-friendly equipment available that can support people to live more independently.

This house will be open Monday 20  to Sunday 26 November:
Monday to Friday, 1000 to 1200 [10am to 12 noon] and 1600 to 1900 [4pm to 7pm]
Saturday to Sunday, 1300 to 1600 [1pm to 4pm]

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