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An evaluation of Lincolnshire's telecare service

Alex Newton (Lincolnshire Adult Social Care)
Deborah Shepherd (Lincolnshire Adult Social Care)
Eloise Thompson (Lincolnshire Teaching Primary Care Trust)

Journal of Assistive Technologies

ISSN: 1754-9450

Article publication date: 1 June 2008

Abstract

The main aim of the evaluation was to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the service in order to contribute to its further development and sustainability. The study was carried out in partnership between Lincolnshire Adult Social Care and Lincolnshire Primary Care Trust. A secondary aim was to determine the impact of the service on the quality of life and independence of service users using appropriate scales. These measurements were performed in parallel with an audit of the performance and cost effectiveness of the service. Service users, carers and staff all contributed to the evaluation. Initial results have indicated a positive response to the equipment, with a reduction in anxiety and increased independence for both the service user and carer.

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Citation

Newton, A., Shepherd, D. and Thompson, E. (2008), "An evaluation of Lincolnshire's telecare service", Journal of Assistive Technologies, Vol. 2 No. 2, pp. 48-51. https://doi.org/10.1108/17549450200800018

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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