Leading partner for providers of technology-enabled health and care services, Tunstall Healthcare, will be revealing its latest Connected Care and Connected Health solutions at this year’s Learning Disability Today Conference and Exhibition.
Visitors to Stand 25 can find out more about Tunstall LifeCareTM, a unique approach that uses technology to underpin system redesign and culture change to enable improved outcomes and deliver significant financial savings across social care, health and housing. Delegates can also view the latest products available for inclusion in care packages for people with learning disabilities.
In September 2016, the government invited local authorities to apply for a share of a £25 million housing and technology fund to help people with learning disabilities. The main aims of the fund are to use new technologies to improve accommodation, reduce in-patient admissions and encourage more community-based solutions to promote independence and choice over housing.
Tunstall’s Learning Disability LifeCare programme can provide a full Connected Care Technology service delivered into your organisation as a complete personalised technology service for each individual being supported. If this “full service delivery” is not required then the LifeCare programme can still help your organisation by providing tailored support services that safeguard and enable independence and efficient delivery of care.
LifeCare provides a framework for transforming service delivery, and in addition to working through their chosen LifeCare Design, Delivery and Development modules, customers can now benefit from specific guidance and training on using technology to support people with learning disabilities. Elements include awareness courses for professionals, guidance on assessment, installation and programming and training on using technology to support people who may be vulnerable when out in the community.
Delegates will also be among the first to see CareClip; a wearable, mobile device ensuring the user can easily access help when away from home. It features location monitoring, boundary alerts and two-way speech to enable people, including those with learning disabilities, to be more active in their communities.
Vibby is Tunstall’s latest fall detector, which combines contemporary styling with cutting edge technology. Worn on the wrist, the Vibby will automatically raise an alert if it senses the user has fallen in the home, and also enables the wearer to easily call for help manually.
Tony Walker, Sales Operations and Business Development Director, commented:
“Technology has great potential to make a significant and positive difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities, and the ability of our health, housing and social care systems to manage their needs effectively. We have been offering expertise to our customers for many years to help them specify solutions for individuals as part of care packages, and the introduction of a specific LifeCare approach for people with learning disabilities gives providers an additional option to work collaboratively with us to develop new models of care.”