Session Code: TPM4
Session Leader:Pete Buckle, Research Professor, The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, Alison Fishpool, Contract and Commissioning (Equipment Lead), Oxfordshire County Council, Marianne Howard, Business Relationship Manager, Telecare Services Association and Kate Hamblin, Research Fellow, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford
Summary:This workshop will comprise three presentations. The first will outline the context of the AKTIVE project, including the aims of the research and the telecare arrangements at the two local authority research sites. During the AKTIVE project, a systems approach was used to risk assess the use of telecare in five contexts 1) assessment of need; 2) installation of equipment; 3) client use of telecare; 4) monitoring; and 5) response. The second presentation will outline the results of the systems approach, which helped to identify the areas of greatest risk for failures within the system. The third presentation will explore the use of telecare in a care setting to enable older people to remain in their own homes and enhance wellbeing. Telecare is however not without its challenges in terms of its use and adoption and this session will also explore some of the limitations and barriers identified and consider ways these might be addressed.