Techshare Europe 2014


RNIB is hosting a major conference on technology for life, digital solutions and how technology can change lives

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Rapid Response and Resettlement Service

Examples of Practice

This service was developed in response to the fact that older people can often be unnecessarily admitted to hospital, due to there being a lack of readily available transport to take them home, and the risk that the 4hr A&E target may be breached for them.  It was recognised that patients may also be more likely to be admitted especially if they have arrived at A&E later in the day, and there is a lack of family/care support to ensure a safe return home.

In addition to this, a service that would support individuals into their own home, ensuring their safety and comfort, was seen to be beneficial both in terms of direct support to the patient, and potentially picking up on issues which might prevent further deterioration or a  potential readmission to hospital.

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Telecare & Dementia: Report into Evaluation of Renfrewshire Approach Published


The Renfrewshire Partnership project provided 325 people with dementia living in the community with telecare equipment over the period 2007/08 to 2011/12. The evaluation demonstrates telecare can be used to support a significant proportion of people living with dementia in the community; they, and their carers, are generally satisfied or highly satisfied with the service. […]

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