Being connected, from person to person, has proven to be the true value of our service delivery. Although our healthcare systems might be different in each of our territories, service users’ needs to live life to the full in a place of their choice is universal. And we are proud to be able to support our customers on a global scale with the positive impact the transition to advanced levels of telecare has proven to be. Not only in avoiding costs but also in providing better support for users and carers to live safely and independently for longer.
Wendy Hugoosgift Contreras, Global Proposition Director, Tunstall Healthcare Group
A story from the UK and Spain
The analysis includes new academic research and considers the benefits of proactive, reactive and personalised use of technology to support ageing populations in their own homes, in Spain and the UK.
In the UK, the York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC) has studied the impact of Lancashire County Council’s advanced reactive telecare (emergency response) programme - one of the largest of its kind in the UK.
Research from Spain - a global leader in telecare - includes analysis by the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and looks at the results of its proactive and personalised (preventative) telecare approach.
New social care insights
Commissioned by Tunstall, the report includes three separate studies and findings include:
- People staying independent at home for 8.6 months longer
- Emergency calls reduced by 54% and ambulance mobilisations by 36%
- £4,500 per person avoided in other social care costs annually