Assisted Living UK Capabilities
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Opportunity Report

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Assisted Living UK Capabilities and Opportunity Report and Website


The application of technology to facilitate the delivery of health and social care has developed rapidly in the past 15 years driven by ‘technology push’ rather than ‘user pull’. As new developments in sensor technology and particularly in information and communication technology became available, so new terms were coined to describe this application and distinguish it from others. So we have terms such as assistive technology, telecare, telemedicine, telehealth, telehealthcare, e-health and m-health. Each covers a different subject area but there are also considerable overlaps.

The term assisted living is being used more frequently now. This is not merely because it is an umbrella term for the technologies and applications, but to denote a change in thinking and approach. The user need is what should dictate which products and services are available and the user need is for a number of products and services to be delivered to wherever is appropriate and convenient for them. Assisted living is therefore a portfolio of products and services available some of which  can be prescribed for a patient by the statutory services or available to be selected by them. The ideal situation would be if a catalogue of such products and services existed but because assisted living is in its infancy it does not.

What does exist is a ‘virtual catalogue’ in the minds of practitioners and those active in the field. The virtual catalogue contains all the examples of assistive technology, telecare, telemedicine, telehealth, telehealthcare, e-health and m-health developed to date.

 

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The analysis of the UK data provides an initial guide for those in the public sector who are tasked with introducing assisted living services in their region and for organisations in the voluntary and private sectors who feel there is an opportunity to develop assisted living products and services.
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