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Home Monitor Support Offered For Surrey’s Dementia Patients And Carers

Published on: 14 Sep, 2020
Updated on: 14 Sep, 2020

People with dementia and their carers can now apply for extra help through a new, free NHS remote monitoring service, open to diagnosed patients and their main carer at home in Surrey during the pandemic.

Those who enlist are provided with easy-to-use devices that track their temperature, pulse, oxygen saturation, general well-being and changes in home activity. If any readings indicate a health issue, an alert is flagged on a centralised system and a clinically-led monitoring team will provide prompt advice and support. If necessary, they will also arrange coronavirus testing and liaise with 111, hospital services and GPs.

The service, called TIHM (Technology Integrated Health Management), was set up by local NHS provider Surrey and Borders Partnership, smart home-monitoring provider Howz, Surrey County Council and Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership.

Carol and Russell Hudson

Carol and Russell Hudson, who live in Bramley, recently started using TIHM. Carol, carer for her husband who has Alzheimer’s, said: “I think it’s amazing. I find it very simple to use and I usually take the readings early in the morning.

“It’s nice to have a safety net. If something did go wrong, somebody will call you and that’s a good feeling to have. That the service is monitoring my health too is also reassuring.”

Sinead Mooney, SCC cabinet member for Adults and Health, said: “TIHM is another example of how we’re working with partners to embrace technology and enhance residents’ independence by enabling them to live as healthily as possible in their homes for longer, while ensuring they and their families feel safe and supported.”

For more information from Surrey and Borders Partnership and how to apply please click this link:

Launch of TIHM Monitoring Service for People with Dementia

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