North Yorkshire Assistive Technology Service
North Yorkshire residents now have access to assistive technology service designed to help people enjoy their independence for longer.
20:00 08 May 2019
North Yorkshire residents now have access to assistive technology services designed to help them enjoy independence for longer. Assistive technology involved the use of equipment, GPS trackers, fall detectors and epilepsy monitors as well as monitored services, where devices in the home are linked to a call centre that alerts authorities if residents require assistance.
One person who is currently using the technology is Tim, who suffers from memory loss. He now wears a GPS tracker on his wrist so he will not be lost.
County Councillor Michael Harrison, executive member for adult social care and health integration, said: “The County Council has been providing assistive technology services for people living in North Yorkshire for several years.
“We have recently appointed NRS Healthcare to manage the whole process across the county, providing a single, joined up service from referral, assessment, installation and servicing.
“Just as importantly, we wanted a strategic partner to help us to turn assistive technology into a core part of the health and social care services we deliver.”