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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154088
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Maintaining Independence in Aging: The Use of Telecare
Abstract:
Maintaining Independence in Aging: The Use of Telecare
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Horton, Khim, PhD, BSc(Hons), RN, RCNT, RNT, PGCEA
P.I. Institution Name:University of Surrey
Title:Lecturer
Co-Authors:Janet Anderson
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Our presentation is based on a project that was designed to enable older people with health problems to remain independent at home. This case study conducted in the south of England aimed to determine the process of telecare implementation, its impact on work practices and the usability of the telecare equipment and the services offered. Six key project æleads' were involved in implementing telecare in the management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, dementia care, intermediate care and in fall prevention. A multi-method approach comprising surveys, focus group and face-to-face interviews was adopted. The presentation will be based on the findings of a focus group discussion with project æleads' and audio-taped interviews with 17 older people and five family carers (caregivers). Project æleads' found the implementation process challenging as its timing was not always matched by the availability of the telecare equipment, and that the ærush' to introduce telecare was sometimes complicated by the referrals made, and who could make the referrals. They anticipated changes in practice, which could be a result of an increased demand in the workload, such as making more visits to ensure that clients were æsafe' with the equipment and having to enhance team and inter-professional working. There were also anxieties that telecare might result in re-admissions to hospitals. Interviews with older people and their carers found many benefits of telecare were identified; these included æbeing on my own', æliving independently', æa sense of security' or æa peace of mind'. Most reported few changes in the delivery of health and social care. There was universal acceptance and satisfaction with the telecare service. However, there were some problems with false activations from telecare equipments. A critical stance is required to examine policies and practices in nursing when using telecare in the community.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMaintaining Independence in Aging: The Use of Telecareen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154088-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Maintaining Independence in Aging: The Use of Telecare</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Horton, Khim, PhD, BSc(Hons), RN, RCNT, RNT, PGCEA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Surrey</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">K.Horton@surrey.ac.uk</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Janet Anderson</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Our presentation is based on a project that was designed to enable older people with health problems to remain independent at home. This case study conducted in the south of England aimed to determine the process of telecare implementation, its impact on work practices and the usability of the telecare equipment and the services offered. Six key project &aelig;leads' were involved in implementing telecare in the management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, dementia care, intermediate care and in fall prevention. A multi-method approach comprising surveys, focus group and face-to-face interviews was adopted. The presentation will be based on the findings of a focus group discussion with project &aelig;leads' and audio-taped interviews with 17 older people and five family carers (caregivers). Project &aelig;leads' found the implementation process challenging as its timing was not always matched by the availability of the telecare equipment, and that the &aelig;rush' to introduce telecare was sometimes complicated by the referrals made, and who could make the referrals. They anticipated changes in practice, which could be a result of an increased demand in the workload, such as making more visits to ensure that clients were &aelig;safe' with the equipment and having to enhance team and inter-professional working. There were also anxieties that telecare might result in re-admissions to hospitals. Interviews with older people and their carers found many benefits of telecare were identified; these included &aelig;being on my own', &aelig;living independently', &aelig;a sense of security' or &aelig;a peace of mind'. Most reported few changes in the delivery of health and social care. There was universal acceptance and satisfaction with the telecare service. However, there were some problems with false activations from telecare equipments. A critical stance is required to examine policies and practices in nursing when using telecare in the community.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:44:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:44:06Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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