An event in Worthing will showcase the latest technology to keep people safe at home.
A Telehealthcare Awareness Day will be held on Wednesday June 3rd from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm at St Paul’s Arts Centre. The term telecare can mean anything from emergency cord pulls worn round the neck, to video phones or bed sensors linked to a call centre.
It can be useful to anyone young or old who needs some extra support to stay safe when living independently. It can help:
- older people – especially those who have just been discharged from hospital and need some extra reassurance or those living alone
- people with dementia
- disabled people
- people with learning disabilities
- people at risk of domestic violence or repeat victimisation
Providers of telecare in West Sussex will be on-hand to answer questions along with representatives from the County Council’s Prevention Assessment Teams, West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service and Connect to Support website.
The event is being supported by West Sussex County Council.
Peter Catchpole, West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health, said: “Telecare helps to reduce some of the stress and anxiety for people of all ages who need a bit of extra help to live independently, giving them a feeling of being safe and secure with the added reassurance that if they ever need help, 24-hour responders are always on hand to attend around the clock. It also gives many carers the confidence to continue with their lives, with peace of mind that their loved ones are safe at home.”
For more information on the event call 01903 368867.