The NHS is under increasing pressure with the ageing population, and telecare alarms for the elderly can help to reduce hospital admissions. The latest figures show that in England alone there are more than 24 million people over the age of 65 years old. This number is expected to rise by 5% every year until 2030, which means that hospitals will be increasingly busier trying to care for a growing proportion of dependent patients who need assistance from trained staff. Telecare alarms may provide one solution to this problem as they can help monitor vulnerable individuals at home so that falls or other incidents do not lead them needing hospital treatment.
The NHS, which operates on a system of universal healthcare for all citizens in the UK is under strain. With elderly people living longer and waiting times to see a GP rising there are fears that more pressure will be placed on NHS hospitals if they cannot cope with this increased burden.
– A recent report by the OAPA (Organization of Patient Advocates) revealed NHS hospitals are struggling to cope with the number of patients in need
– And NHS England also warned that they cannot meet demand for certain types of surgery, such as hip replacements and cataract operations.
The NHS offers free assessment and support to NHS patients aged 75 and over.
The NHS has been under strain for a while now, and it’s hard to know how much longer they can keep up. The elderly is one of the groups in society that are putting an increasing pressure on NHS hospitals – because as we age our needs change, but often NHS services do not adapt well enough to meet those challenges.
When NHS patients are referred to the NHS Telecare program, NHS healthcare professionals will assess their needs and provide telemonitoring services that offer safety for elderly. A patient may need a live-in caregiver or assistance with managing medications, which could prevent an emergency visit from paramedics if something goes wrong at home.
-Telecare can also help seniors in rural areas maintain contact with friends and family who might not be close by geographically.
-NHS provides non-medical support such as meal preparation and light housekeeping which helps keep high quality care affordable for people on low incomes.
The NHS is committed to providing safe care where it’s needed most: in the homes of those who need them. The NHS offers free assessment and support to NHS patients aged 75 and over.
The elderly population has been steadily declining since 1990 – a trend that might change as NHS care is reaching out to a generation that has been largely overlooked.
The increasing aging population requires special planning for the security of their safety, especially if they don’t have a family member that is able to provide help. DoctorAlert specializes in personal alarms designed specifically for people with disabilities and seniors needing assistance during an emergency.
User can choose from a variety of alarm services: fixed-period monitoring, 24/7 monitoring plus low battery alerts, monitored panic button (which allows them to contact up to 3 persons), human response service only where someone responds quickly on site at the press of the button as opposed to waiting on hold or making many calls before someone comes which usually takes too long.
Let DoctorAlert assist you with your emergency medical needs. Let them be a voice for you that can provide personal attention and care in case of an emergency. We offer fast responses, understanding, compassion, and gentle care of family members – all at the touch of a button!
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