Tunstall has recently added Just Checking to its range of telecare products. Just Checking is a web-based activity monitoring system which uses movement sensors to generate a 24-hour chart of activity of a person living alone in their own home.
The Just Checking system helps to ensure that care packages are relevant and cost effective, and can monitor a person’s progress when supported by a re-ablement programme. Currently more than half of UK councils with social services responsibilities use Just Checking for assessment and planning care, for people leaving hospital and for those with dementia.
Richard Rawcliffe, sales director, Tunstall, said, “Government policy is increasingly focusing on re-ablement, preventing re-admission to hospital and delaying the need for long term residential care. Assessment forms a vital part of delivering the services needed to support people in their own homes.”