Proactive approaches to telecare

Professor Sue Yeandle explains how telecare improves the lives of older people, particularly those who are prone to falls or have dementia.

In light of the recent research undertaken as part of the AKTIVE (Advancing Knowledge of Telecare for Independence and Vitality in later life) project, an article by Dr Yeandle in the Sitra bulletin highlights research methodology and summarises the findings.

Dr Yeandle urges policy makers, stakeholders and social care sectors to use these results to inform better care for the elderly and help address the challenges of an ageing population.