technologies enable people with health and care needs, such as the
frail elderly and those with Long Term Conditions (LTCs) and their
carers to maintain independence.
Such technologies offer remote monitoring of real time
emergencies and lifestyle changes in order to manage the risks
associated with independent living and to provide enhancements to
Assistive Technologies do not remove the need for one to one
support where required, and in many cases are just one element of
the care received.
Some benefits of using Assistive Technologies may include:
- increase in choice and control in maintaining independence
- improved support for people with long term health
- reassurance for carers
- better outcomes and quality of life
Assistive Technology Services
Telecare and Telehealth are two types of assistive technologies
being used in Kent by Kent County Council and Kent Community Health
Equipment and devices used to remotely monitor aspects of a
person’s health in their own home.
A combination of remotely monitored passive alarms and sensors to
maintain independence at home.