Below are some examples of Telecare Equipment that can be provided by Leeds Community Equipment Service following an assessment:
- Activates through a button press to summon help in the event of an emergency. Worn either around the neck, on the wrist or on a clothing clip. A waterproof pendant option is also available making it suitable to be worn whilst bathing.
- Pillow Switch. Soft and very easy to press with safety pin attachment to fix it to a pillow so it can be activated by the user with a simple head movement if they need assistance.
- Internal Carer Alert. Stand-alone internal monitoring equipment that receives instant alerts from a range of Telecare equipment. A portable device designed to be used on site to support carers.
- Smoke alarm. Alerts the response on activation following the detection of fire or excessive smoke
- Heat Detector. Alerts the response centre on activation following a rapid rise in temperature of a short period of time. Designed to be installed in the kitchen area where smoke detection is not appropriate.
- Gas Detector Alerts the response centre on detection of low levels of natural gas if a gas appliance has been turned on but not ignited.
- Flood Detector Alerts the Response Centre to the detection of water on the floor to provide an early warning to a potential flood Mounted on the skirting board next to the sink / bath to be monitored.
- Low Temperature Sensor. Alerts the response centre on activation should the temperature in the property drop below a pre-set level.
- Memo Minder This piece of equipment consists of a small PIR (Passive Infrared Sensor) and a voice announcer which plays a single pre-recorded message when the PIR beam is crossed. The message is recorded by talking into the device and can therefore be recorded by a familiar voice to remind a user of something.
- Pill dispenser. This alerts the customer by beeping when it is time to take medication. It provides the correct does of medication to the customer at the correct time each day. If medication is not taken out of the dispenser by turning the dispenser over within an allocated time the device will stop beeping and the medication will become inaccessible in order to reduce the risk of overdose. This device needs to be filled by either a carer/ family member or a pharmacist.
For more information about the types of Telecare Equipment available from Leeds Community Equipment Service please contact Adult Social Care.