Developing a Telehealth Model of Care in Transition Care
Client: Baptist Community Services, NSW
Frail older people who are receiving post-acute care in their own homes under the Transition Care Program (TCP) participated in this project to improve their safety and sense of security receiving services at home.
Clients experienced numerous benefits receiving post-acute care augmented by Telehealth and Telecare solutions. In particular, clients experienced improvements in personal wellbeing, particularly in perceptions of health, safety and future security.
Older people were willing and able to use Telehealth and Telecare products reliably. Clients demonstrated a positive attitude towards the use of technology and age per se was not a barrier to the reliable use of technology for home monitoring of vital signs.