Tunstall Healthcare will be showcasing its range of technology-enabled care services at this year’s CIH Housing conference and exhibition in Manchester, which have been designed to help providers respond to residents’ individual needs and enable flexible, efficient delivery and management of care and support services.
This year’s conference places a particular emphasis on industry and innovation and the need for housing organisations to develop operational models that are both future-proof and built around residents’ needs. The event will emphasise the need for service providers to forge stronger partnerships with other agencies including health, and work towards a more inclusive support system for residents.
Tunstall will present its range of future-proof solutions for housing and supported living, which enable the effective, highly efficient provision of services to residents. Central to this offering is the Communicall Vi, an integrated platform for the delivery and management of communications, telecare, door entry and access control in a wide range of grouped living environments.
Communicall Vi supports efficient care delivery through the provision of real-time information, bespoke management reporting and a flexible platform to offer needs-based telecare solutions for residents with diverse requirements. The system meets the needs of today, whilst also accommodating the changing needs of residents and providers in the future.
Tunstall has been working closely with Alzheimer’s Society to develop a guide that aims to improve access to technology, enabling people with dementia to live independently for longer. The Dementia-friendly technology charter, which was developed by a diverse working group led by Tunstall, gives people with dementia information on how to access life-changing technology, and guides health, housing and social care providers on how to make technology suitable for individual needs.
Also on show will be Tunstall’s myclinic multi-user telehealth system, which enables patients in a communal location to have better support for their health needs, helping to manage long-term conditions in the community.
In 2012/2013, 500,000 people over 65 were admitted to hospital as an emergency with an avoidable condition and a significant number of people living in residential care have one or more long-term condition. With myclinic, remote health teams can identify early changes in a patient’s condition, leading to earlier intervention. This helps to improve the quality of care and reduce unplanned hospital admissions and re-admissions.
Kevin Alderson, Sales and Marketing Director at Tunstall said:
We believe people should have the freedom to live their lives in a place of their choosing. As the traditional housing model evolves, Tunstall is at the forefront of these developments to deliver a new approach that meets the needs of individuals, wherever they may decide to live. As the only provider on the market that can offer a holistic, integrated service to customers, we are consistently delivering benchmark solutions that redefine the outlook for support housing. We will continue to work in partnership to ensure we deliver a service that is flexible and can adapt to changing needs.
This year, Tunstall secured a major contract with Hanover Housing Association, one of the largest providers of housing for older people and extra care schemes in the UK. The agreement includes the installation of Tunstall’s telecare solutions, which will eventually support independence for residents living in up to 17,000 properties and help deliver sustainable care, value for money and innovation.
While at the event, Tunstall will also present its new Service Charter, which lays out its commitment to providing excellent planned and responsive service and maintenance.
To find out more about Tunstall’s services and partnerships visit stand B40.