Telecare: a crucial opportunity to help save our health and social care system

Friday, August 14, 2009
Professor Sue Yeandle, with a Foreward by Andrew Lansley

By 2025 the number of people aged 85 or older in England is set to increase by 70% to nearly two million. In this group more than a third of men (37%) and more than half of women (55%) live alone. Most have a limiting long term illness.Responding to the Government's Green paper on social care 'Shaping the Future of Care Together', the University of Leeds and the Bow Group today produce new research which shows Telecare offers a proven "win-win" for the health and social care system. Telecare helps sick, disabled and older people remain at home for longer by supporting them 24/7 with alarms, alerts, health monitoring and communication.

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