Mobility and assistive technology supplier Millbrook Healthcare has opened its technology enabled care (TEC) service centre for Essex County Council.
Services at the centre are being delivered in partnership with Provide CIC and Essex Fire & Rescue.
A Millbrook Healthcare spokesperson said: “This new contract provides us with an exciting opportunity to move into other areas for TEC, embrace new opportunities and technology and ultimately to better support our service users, in line with our vision to enhance the health and wellbeing of our communities through exceptional services and solutions.”
The service is designed to provide TEC to help adults to live in their own homes, which can include:
Telecare – devices in the home which monitor the resident’s safety and well-being including: personal sensors, wearable devices, door entry systems and other environmental sensors.
Assistive Technology – a wide range of other technologies that allow people with impaired mobility, with disabilities (physical or learning), and sensory impairments to live as independently as possible on a day to day basis. This might include: voice activated personal assistants such as Alexa or Google home, communication devices and technology to help with day to day activities such as switching on lights, cooking etc.
Remote monitoring and virtual solutions – for social interaction and to connect with professionals virtually (e.g. video / virtual calls through tablets or screens).
Apps for mobile devices that promote independence, health and well-being may also be provided to target needs.