Clear, practical advice on daily living equipment
This section lists software which, when combined with the components of a specific manufacturers telecare system, can be used to monitor an individual's activities within their home. These systems may record and display data such as the time a user spends in bed, sits in a chair, uses the front door or operates a particular electrical appliance such as their oven. A carer or health professional can access this information over the internet which may assist them to identify emerging problems, investigate the causes and plan any possible remedial action. Thus the information provided by these systems may help to optimise an individuals care package with support put in place due to evidence of changing needs rather than after a crisis or incident.