Watch this animation to find out how telecare could help you
Would telecare benefit you?
A group of telecare specialists from health and social care partnerships designed and developed a self check online tool, to show the benefits of telecare and how it could help you stay safe and well at home and in your community.
There are many reasons why telecare might benefit you. For example, if you have a long term condition, have had a trip or fall, or need help with remembering to take your medication telecare could help.
Anyone can fill out the self-check form for themselves or for someone they know, to see what equipment might be available in your area. Telecare can help you live independently and give you peace of mind that someone will know if something is wrong and can help can get for you.
Telecare self-check tool
Take the quick self-check test to see if you or someone you know could benefit from telecare.
you'll be asked between 3 and 6 questions
the check should take between 3 and 5 minutes to complete
you do not need to give any personal details
the check gives useful advice and will say if you or someone you know should apply for Telecare
You can also print and save the completed assessment and refer to this as and when you need to. The tool will also direct you to your local authority for further information and guidance on the next steps.
Expanding the use of telecare services in Scotland is one of the government's major areas of work as part of the Technology Enabled Care (TEC) programme. The use of telecare complements the government's wider health and care strategy and helps support health and social care partnerships meet the increasing demand on their services.