Coventry City Council is launching its Telecareline service by creating a mock lounge in the Council House on December 8 to demonstrate how gadgets can help people live independently at home after hospital treatment.
Equipment includes fall detecting sensors, pill dispensers, devices to open and close curtains and controls to turn lights on and off.
Coventry Telecareline is part of a city-wide Home First strategy which aims to help people get home quickly after hospital treatment and support them to regain their independence.
Cllr Alison Gingell, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Services, said:
Coventry Telecareline is a really exciting part of the Home First offer. It provides the technology which helps people stay in their own homes for longer and gives them independence outside of a hospital or specialist care environment.
The technology is designed to provide real peace of mind for carers, friends and relatives and we’ve had a number of people coming back to us to let us know that it does exactly that.
“I’m so pleased to officially launch the service and let more people know about the difference that Telecare could make in their, or their loved ones, life.
Part of the Telecare service is a discreet monitoring system that runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The equipment is linked to a phone line, and a range of sensors can detect if someone is in difficulty and send an alert to trained operators who can contact relatives, carers or the emergency services.
There are over 1400 people in the city already using the Coventry Telecareline service.
Members of the public are being invited to drop in to the Lord Mayor’s Hospitality Suite to enjoy a hot drink and check out the mock living room.
For more information visit: www.coventry.gov.uk/telecare or email firstname.lastname@example.org