Some news to applaud. Stephanie Bevan, the marketing and relationships officer for Herts Careline, shared with us that the Careline has just marked 40 years of providing in-home supportive services and technologies to Hertfordshire residents. Starting with the north part of the county four decades ago, Herts Careline now covers the full county, providing 16,000 residents with 24/7 support. From the days of analogue phones and paper records, their services include pendant alarms, fall detectors, door sensors, smoke detectors, and epilepsy monitors. Phones are not forgotten, with a volume of up to 1,500 calls a day handled by 30 operators.
David Coolbear, Strategic Lead for Assistive Technology at Hertfordshire County Council, noted that “The assistive technology that Herts Careline provides plays a vital role in helping residents live safely and independently in their own homes. We’re thrilled to celebrate 40 years of this innovative support service. We are also working closely with Herts Careline to pilot new digitally enabled assistive technology to enable our residents to remain in their own home for longer, provide added reassurance for family carers and support safer hospital discharges. The move to a more digital support offer provides an exciting opportunity to be able to support our residents in a more preventative manner as well as increasing resident choice over their care needs.”
We at TTA congratulate Herts Careline on four decades of keeping older adults independent in their homes. This Editor especially likes their gift to new clients during July and August of a bird food treat, Suet Love Hearts. This attracts birds with needed food and promotes relaxing backyard bird watching (a/k/a The Bird Show). But make sure you keep that bird bath full during this hot weather! Release