Technology Enabled Care

What is Technology Enabled Care?

Technology enabled care (TEC) is one of the solutions for independence as part of the community health, care and wellbeing system for Cornwall.

The term technology enabled care includes telehealth, telecare, telemedicine, telecoaching and self-care services. TEC can help to put people in control of their own health, wellbeing and support. It helps to keep people safe, well and independent and offers them and their families peace of mind.

TEC can include personalised sensors and apps. These can be used to support fitness, health, care and wellbeing for individuals and carers. Other terms used to cover TEC services include:

  • assistive technology
  • digital health
  • health IT
  • mHealth
  • eHealth
  • smart home technologies
  • artificial intelligence
  • internet of things 

How could TEC help with my situation? 

Technology Enabled care (TEC) includes a range of innovative technology that helps you to live at home independently, including:

  • Lifeline personal alarms
  • Fall detectors
  • Movement sensors,
  • Carer pagers

A life-saving personal technology service. The range of equipment on offer means you have a personal care plan which is tailored to your needs.

With round the clock reassurance, you can live your life at home as usual, knowing help is at hand 24 hours a day should an accident happen.

TEC is provided by Corserv Care. You can read more on their website.

Corserv Care - Technology Enabled Care website

How TEC has supported other people with their independence

See some typical examples in these videos:

The wider TEC world in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly - what is happening?

Technology Enabled Care (TEC) is here in Cornwall.

There are a number of projects and programmes across the CIoS Health and Care Partnership to update and embed TEC for Adult Social Care and Health across Cornwall.

For example, care homes in Cornwall have different levels of information technology (IT). This affects their ability to use technology enabled care and remote monitoring capability.  The Care Homes and increasing digital capability page has more information on progress in this area.   

We are also working with partners and universities to develop new technology to support people to meet their needs in different ways and to live more independent lives. Find out more about the programmes:

  • Exeter University and partners' research project called Smartline
  • University of Plymouth and partners' research project called EPIC

From time to time, the Council runs small capital grant scheme/s.  These are a jigsaw type of funding stream to hopefully stimulate local TEC solutions for new or existing projects to use across Adult Social Care and health in Cornwall. 

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