Smart homes are the future – why occupational therapists need to embrace them

Julia Scottv2Julia Scott, CEO of the College of Occupational Therapists talks about how new technologies can be used by occupational therapists to help improve people’s lives. 

The “Robots are Coming!” is a phrase I have often used when talking to members about the future of healthcare and having visited Tunstall’s innovation centre I think they may well be with us very soon!

I was invited to visit Tunstall’s Response and Innovation […]

Telecare goes speed dating

Lowri Fon JonesLowri Fon Jones, Telecare Development Consultant, describes a recent, fast-paced event that she attended with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service. 

Last week I had a very unusual opportunity to attend a ‘speed dating event’ at Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service. Now I’ll explain, as I had to explain to my other half, that this was, in fact, an opportunity to share information about our Telecare services during a seminar […]

Tea Dance with a Telecare Twist

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Sam Cross, Managing Director at The Independent Living Advisor CIC, talks about how telecare can help give confidence and freedom. 

Plymouth’s monthly ‘Tea Dance with a Twist’ is always about the ‘Twist’. It’s no surprise that last Saturday’s twist was that it had a Christmas theme. They hired a brilliant live band who were decorated in their finery, with their lead vocalist getting in the swing of the event by pinning small […]

Introducing the Learning Disability Lifecare Programme

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Sue O’Connor and Ainsley Bowles write about how technology enabled care can help those with learning disabilities.

Recently we attended our first Learning Disability Today conference in London – which is in it’s 16th year! It was a really busy event and our team on the stand enjoyed introducing the visitors to telecare.  There was a great vibe, with the seminars so full that latecomers couldn’t get into the rooms and […]

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Meeting the challenge – life’s ups and downs

Neil Revely at the eiffel towerNeil Revely, Chair of the ADASS Housing Policy Network and National Executive Member writes about the potential of technology to change the care landscape.

It’s amazing how sometimes in life we can accomplish things we never thought possible, just by being up for the challenge.

After a long career spent working in social services, health and housing, with a focus on leisure and community services too, for […]

Tips for training health & social care staff in technology enhanced care services

Zoe BelfordZoe Belford, Director of Occupational Therapy Consultants Ltd outlines her top three tips for training health and social care staff in technology enabled care services.

When it comes to training professionals in the health and social care industry to use technology enabled care services, here are my top three tips for getting the best out of the training.

1. Ensure the training is tailored to the specific needs of each […]

Telecare is looking good

img_9674Matthew Henfrey, Group Product Marketing Executive – Telecare at Tunstall Healthcare talks about our latest fall detector.

Having worked at Tunstall for almost five years, I’ve heard many fantastic stories about how telecare has changed, and in some cases, saved lives. Now in my new position as Product Marketing Exec it’s critical to collate and respond to feedback from people buying and using telecare.  Technical and aesthetic feedback such as the […]

I don’t know who invented Telehealth but they deserve a medal

Photo of author Jo DennyIn this blog, Jo Denny, Telehealth Triage Nurse for Tameside and Glossop NHS Foundation Trust, talks about the topical issue of delayed discharge from NHS hospitals and how telehealthcare could be used as part of the solution.

We have seen it in the news recently, NHS hospitals are struggling with delayed transfers of care – a report by the Department of Health earlier this […]

Breaking glass – how a smashed windscreen transformed quality at Tunstall France

Alain MonteuxAlain Monteux, Président Tunstall Vitaris blogs about the achievements made in transforming customer service and growing a vibrant, caring business.

Tunstall Vitaris is Tunstall Healthcare Group’s French connected care business, based in Le Creusot, we support 120,000 subscribers, and deal with over 1.5m calls per year (1m incoming and 500,000 outbound calls). The work we do spans psychological support services tackling isolation and wellbeing, and providing proactive support to caregivers […]

Introducing the innovation centre virtual tour

Rebecca WilliamsIn this blog, Rebeacca Williams, Product Marketing Manager, talks about the Innovations Centre project and introduces our new virtual tour. 

As today is Telehealthcare Awareness Day, now is a prominent time to reflect on the advancements and good work in this sector.  Just over six months ago we launched the Innovations Centre – a showcase for emerging and future technologies situated in our head office. Today we have launched an […]