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New technology is helping keep elderly and vulnerable adults in Leicestershire safe in their own homes

Round-the-clock remote monitoring means help can be summoned if people need need it

Leicestershire County Council Care Technology Service
Leicestershire County Council Care Technology Service

The homes of elderly and vulnerable adults in Leicestershire are being fitted with equipment such as fall detectors to help keep them safe 24 hours a day.

Leicestershire County council has launched a new technology service with the potential to boost people’s independence, improve their quality of life and reduce the amount of support they need.

Care Technology (CT), sometimes referred to as telecare, involves monitoring and alert equipment to help people to remain independent in their home and in the community.

This equipment will provide residents, their carers, family and friends with the reassurance that help is available round-the-clock, seven days a week.

It allows people to be monitored by trained staff in case they should fall ill or have an accident so help can be quickly summoned while reducing the pressure on 999 services.

Technology can help people to live independently, stay in control of their own health and wellbeing and provide far greater peace of mind to those around them.

The new service is designed to offer reassurance and support to anyone but is of particular value for those who are more vulnerable due to their health or social circumstances

Councillor Christine Radford, cabinet member for adults and communities

Care Technology covers a wide range of equipment, such as alarm systems, falls detectors and GPS location trackers.

User-friendly technology will be tailored for each person’s circumstances, helping them to live safe and independent lives.

The Care Technology Service is available at no charge for adults who meet the eligibility criteria.

More information is available on the council's care technology website pages.

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