Author Claire Palmer
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Alertacall are excited to be speaking at and attending Independent Living Scotland at the SEC Glasgow on 26th and 27th September 2018.

The two-day event offers individuals with higher needs, their families and carers, as well as healthcare professionals, a great opportunity to discover an array of the newest products on the market that have been designed to promote independent living. The show ambassador is Paralympian wheelchair curler and medallist Angela Malone MBE, who will be opening the event and giving wheelchair curling demos at the Curling Experience located in the Sports, Wellness and Leisure Area.

As part of the conference programme, in the Allied Health Professionals (AHP) seminar theatre, our director Martin Cutbill will be speaking on the subject of ‘Assistive technology for those with higher needs: the best approaches and the potential risks’. The session takes place on Thursday 27th September, at 1.05pm, and focuses on what assistive technology means for the individual, the role of the carer, and for organisations responsible for providing care.

You can download a copy of the presentation here.

We are delighted to be part of such a compelling programme. The speaker sessions on Thursday in the AHP seminar theatre are all themed on ‘Person-centred care, technology-enabled care and digital healthcare’. Lesley K Holdsworth, Clinical Lead for Digital Health and Care: Scottish Government, will make a keynote address on ‘Digital solutions in healthcare; NMAHPs as pioneers and innovators’.

Furthermore, there is also the opportunity to meet members of the Alertacall team on both Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th at stand F24. We will be showcasing our Clever Contact service, which has been developed to help individuals to stay safe and remain independent in their own homes. Clever Contact is the only service which makes sure daily contact is maintained with customers 365 days a year.

Clever Contact customers are provided with an easy to use device with our OKEachDay button on it. They simply press the OKEachDay button to confirm that they are safe anytime before a time they’ve chosen (once or twice a day). If we can’t establish contact, one of our highly trained and friendly team will call the customer at their chosen time(s). If after several attempts we are unable to establish contact with the customer, we will phone nominated friends and family members chosen by them to let them know. In some cases, our team may feel it’s necessary to inform the emergency response services.

This proactive approach regularly saves lives and guarantees that people get the help and support they need, even if they are unable to activate help themselves. The system can also be used to set up wake up calls and reminders to attend hospital appointments or take medication.

We will also be talking to healthcare professionals about how they can refer individuals to the Clever Contact service on a one-to-one basis, as well as our WellBeing Proactive service. WellBeing Proactive allows health organisations to open up a channel of communication with customers, deliver significant improvements in the management of patient’s health and better allocate staffing resource.

For more information on the event you can visit: www.independentlivingscotland.org

If you are not attending but would like more information on how Clever Contact or WellBeing Proactive could benefit you or your organisation, you can call us on 0808 208 1234 or email contact@alertacall.com and we will answer any questions that you have.