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Who should have telecare?

Telecare is for anyone living at home who may not always be able to get help when they need it, this could include people who:

  • would get peace of mind from having a call button to summon help in an emergency
  • have dementia or memory loss which means they wander or forget to do things like turn the cooker off
  • are unable to respond to risks in the home such as fire, flood and gas leaks
  • are becoming increasingly frail and are at risk of falling
  • are struggling to cope at home and may be regularly admitted to hospital
  • have a sensory impairment
  • have a learning disability