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The evolution of assisted living provider services (ALPS) to support twenty‐first century health, social care and housing needs

The evolution of assisted living provider services (ALPS) to support twenty‐first century health,... Purpose – This paper aims to demonstrate the need for telecare service providers to broaden their horizons in order to offer an extended range of service options when considering the holistic needs of vulnerable people who wish to remain independent in the community. Design/methodology/approach – The paper describes the processes involved in establishing a telecare service to include the provision of all forms of assistive technologies including aids and adaptations and elements of standalone telecare, which are particularly relevant to families of people with learning disabilities. The work includes a review of a survey of local authorities which demonstrates a clear expansion of AT provision. Findings – The Nottingham model of assisted living provider services is proposed as an example of how home improvements, community equipment and telecare/health services may be integrated. Originality/value – The implications of these changes are discussed in the context of additional resources needed for improved prescribing, installation and support. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Assistive Technologies Emerald Publishing

The evolution of assisted living provider services (ALPS) to support twenty‐first century health, social care and housing needs

Journal of Assistive Technologies , Volume 5 (3): 6 – Sep 16, 2011

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1754-9450
DOI
10.1108/17549451111173497
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Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims to demonstrate the need for telecare service providers to broaden their horizons in order to offer an extended range of service options when considering the holistic needs of vulnerable people who wish to remain independent in the community. Design/methodology/approach – The paper describes the processes involved in establishing a telecare service to include the provision of all forms of assistive technologies including aids and adaptations and elements of standalone telecare, which are particularly relevant to families of people with learning disabilities. The work includes a review of a survey of local authorities which demonstrates a clear expansion of AT provision. Findings – The Nottingham model of assisted living provider services is proposed as an example of how home improvements, community equipment and telecare/health services may be integrated. Originality/value – The implications of these changes are discussed in the context of additional resources needed for improved prescribing, installation and support.

Journal

Journal of Assistive TechnologiesEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 16, 2011

Keywords: Telecare; Standalone devices; Assessment; Medical prescriptions

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