Presentation on theme: " Jess Tearle Occupational Therapist for 5 years Worked with individuals with learning disabilities for 12 years. Harriet Moseling Health & Social."— Presentation transcript:
Jess Tearle Occupational Therapist for 5 years Worked with individuals with learning disabilities for 12 years. Harriet Moseling Health & Social Care Consultant, Tunstall Been working with Tunstall for 3yrs
Assistive technology can be provided through Occupational Therapists following an assessment of needs. Careline services are available to individuals directly though Purbeck and Magna Carelines, but this would be self funding. Careline can also be provided via the Occupational therapy teams, but is means tested in regards to funding.
When people live with a carer or their parents they may prefer to have sensors that link directly to them rather than a call centre.
There are also other pieces of equipment on the market that can help to keep people safe, while still increasing their independence.
John and Anne are married and live in supported housing. Referral received from Warden for a Telecare assessment. Assessment completed by Community OT. Provision to be made of: Temperature extreme sensorFlood detector Gas detector Smoke detectors Carbon monoxide detector Medication dispenser Outcomes:Facilitate safety and Independence in the home Maintain S.U’s happiness and wellbeing Alleviates need for residential placement Reduces additional package of care required
Tehream is a single mum who cares for her 2 sons (7 & 12) who are severely autistic and profoundly deaf Tehream has not had a full night’s sleep for ten years due to constantly worrying They are prone to leaving the house by the windows and doors and getting up during the night 4/26/2015 12:28 PM 13 THE SOLUTION A telecare solution that allows Tehream to know as soon as an incident occurs, via a pager during the day and the under pillow vibrator at night. Dementi a Ageing Chronic Diseases Physical Disabilities Learning Disabilities Mental Health Telecare Solutions THE OUTCOME “I have been able to get a good night’s sleep for the first time in many years, as I no longer have to stay awake at night worrying about my sons’ activities. They would both be in foster care if it wasn’t for telecare.” Case study kindly supplied by Wakefield Metropolitan District Council under-pillow vibrator Carer Pager Flood Bed sensor Smoke Property exit Connect+
THE CHALLENGE Jane is 67 and has lived on a hospital ward or with different carers all her life because she has a learning disability and her family couldn’t manager her care THE SOLUTION She received her first taste of independence by moving into her own flat kitted out with telecare on a “housing with care” scheme. THE OUTCOME - “I was very excited about having my own home but a little anxious about people coming to the front door. Telecare has enabled me to build up my confidence and have my own place. For the first time in my life I visit my sister on the bus by myself and I even have a part time job.” Dementia Ageing Chronic Diseases Physical Disabilities Learning Disabilities Mental Health Telecare Solutions
Enables skill development Enable independent living Ensure privacy Reduce care package costs Create more flexible use of direct payments Increase self confidence for service users Preventing admission to residential care.
Telecare is not readily used by social workers within Dorset community services at this time. Pilot to make assistive technology more widely available to individuals with Learning disabilities. To promote independence for service users To reduce need for residential placement and empower more adult placement and shared lives opportunities To make supported living an affordable option and therefore ensuring the best choice and highest standard of care for individuals.
Referrals can be made Via the Access Team on 01305 221016 Or On your behalf by: Occupational Therapists (NHS) Social workers (DCC and NHS) Voluntary agencies.
If you need any further information please contact us…. Jess Tearle OT Dorset County Council Tel: 07788427936 Email: J.Tearle@dorsetcc.gov.uk Harriet Moseling Health & Social Care Consultant Tunstall Tel: 07921 492528 Email: Harriet.Moseling@Tunstall.co.uk
“If you treat people as a mob they will perform at the lowest common denominator. If you treat them as individuals they will surpass there own expectations” Haratio Nelson a ships Admiral from the 1800’s with a statement that remains poignant today. “People have the capacity to learn and become independent in areas of their lives that are important to them. For people with learning disabilities past political and social influences have often meant low expectations of the individual resulting in a lack of opportunity to develop skills that would enable a greater degree of independence.” Hurst et al (2009) ‘People with learning disabilities can lead just as good a life’. DOH (2001)