Rochdale Boroughwide Housing has partnered with Tunstall Healthcare to transform how it cares for residents in its first purpose-built extra-care facility in Rochdale.
RBH wanted to move away from a more traditional care home setup at its Hare Hill scheme. They are future-proofing the homes by providing residents with tailored digital solutions designed to give them the opportunity to live safely and securely while retaining their independence.
RBH is rolling out Tunstall’s Communicall Vi to all of the extra-care apartments within the Hare Hill scheme. Tunstall said that its digital platform is designed to support the concept of safe and independent living by providing residents with access to on-site services, advanced TV door-entry systems and 24-hour care and support, in addition to personal iVi intelligent pendants and improved carer-resident communications.
Iftikhar Ahmed, cabinet member for adult care, Rochdale Borough Council, said, “This is a defining moment in the way we care for our older residents. They can maintain their independence but still have the reassurance of 24-hour care. As a result of the success of the Hare Hill scheme, full occupancy was achieved within two months of completion.”