This facility is provided to help you to identify telecare and/or telehealth services for yourself or your family, friends, or people that you provide care for.
All of the organisations listed are TSA members, some are also certified to our Quality Assurance scheme – Quality Standards Framework (QSF) or Code of Practice (CoP). Find out more here
Search results are based on information provided to TSA by our members and are designed as a signposting service, please contact the individual organisations to confirm their services and availability.
Technology Enabled Care (TEC) includes telehealth, telecare, telemedicine, telecoaching and self-care services that put people in control of their own health, wellbeing and support, keeping them safe, well and independent and offering them and their families peace of mind.
TEC also includes personalised sensors and apps that can support fitness, health, care and wellbeing for individuals and carers.
Other terms used to cover TEC services include digital health, health IT, mHealth, eHealth, smart home technologies, artificial intelligence and internet of things.
Wearable alarms that an individual can press if they fall so a monitoring centre can send help
Passive monitoring systems that learn a person’s behaviour patterns and then raise alarms if something seems out of the ordinary.
Emergency response services are offered by many TSA members can be found using the search engine above.
Many local authorities offer this service as do a number of private businesses.
Smart phone apps that enable people to manage their diabetes. Wearable devices that sense increased visits to the bathroom and identifies possible urinary tract infections. Medication reminder systems that flag up to a carer that a person hasn’t taken their pills. E-consulting and apps that allow people with mental health conditions to self-monitor
There's no doubt that Apps present a fantastic opportunity to provide us with valuable information which can help not only improve the quality of our care, but also help us to live healthier lives.
Typically, telecare services are provided through local authorities, housing associations, industry services and voluntary organisations. They include personal alarms, a wide range of home sensors (e.g. fire and flood detectors) and activity monitoring. Alerts are monitored by remote control centres that can respond quickly to emergencies.
Telehealth and telemedicine involve video and phone connections between patients and clinicians as well as remote monitoring by clinicians of long term conditions (e.g. diabetes) using medical devices in the home (e.g. blood pressure and glucose monitors).
Accredited fitness and health/care apps (including for mental health) are available for use on smartphones and
tablets and are often referred to as mobile health or mHealth.
eHealth, Health IT and digital health are broader terms that can also include web-based home health support systems as well as electronic health and care
records used by practitioners. Increasingly, they cover predictive data analytics, machine learning, care robotics, virtual reality, voice operable systems
and artificial intelligence.