Mr P is 74 and has had a series of health problems. In 2012 he was found in the garden of his home having had a stroke. As well as affecting his mobility, the stroke caused dysexecutive syndrome, a term for the range of cognitive, emotional and behavioural difficulties which can occur following injury to the brain.
This meant a hospital stay of many months, and at one point it was felt he would need to be discharged to residential care as it wouldn’t be safe for him to return home alone. Mr P and his family were all keen for him to have the opportunity to return to the home he had worked for for many years, and a
social worker from Coventry City Council suggested telecare may help to achieve this.