What is care technology?
Care technology (sometimes referred to as 'telecare') is monitoring and alert equipment that can help to support people who wish to remain independent in their own homes and even when they are out in the community. This equipment provides them, their carers, family and friends, with the reassurance that help is available to them in an emergency 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Care technology covers a wide range of equipment, such as alarm systems, motion sensors and GPS location trackers, which is connected to a team of fully trained advisers in a monitoring centre who will respond when an alarm is raised.
How does care technology work?
When the alarm is activated, either manually or via an automatic device, an adviser will speak to you through your unit. They will establish how you are and what kind of help you need before taking the appropriate action, such as contacting someone who you
Who is care technology for?
This equipment can help anyone who needs extra support to stay independent - older people as well as younger people with learning or physical disabilities.
Watch some videos which show the range of care technology equipment, including GPS location devices and telecare working in conjunction with the Amazon Alexa.
Watch a video about Oysta mobile devices with GPS tracking and panic alarms.
Click on our Care Technology House below to find out more about some of the equipment which is available*.
(*Descriptions are for equipment provided by Hampshire County Council’s partner, Argenti. Other suppliers will provide similar but not always identical products.)
You can purchase your own care technology package from a private provider. Prices will vary depending on the packages and products that you require.
For those living in the Hampshire County Council area, the Council recommends Argenti:
Portsmouth and Southampton City Councils offer telecare services to their residents:
Other providers are available with different options available in different parts of the county. You can search online for providers or equipment or you can contact:
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