Home from Hospital /Reducing Social Isolation using FLO Telehealth Technologies

10th August 2015

As part of our Telehealth Programme of work, the team have been collaborating with Age UK South Tyneside (AUKST) are developing a first proof of concept using Florence Simple Telehealth model to monitor health and wellbeing and maintain communication with older people following on from the ‘Home from Hospital’ Service, which is commissioned by South Tyneside CCG.

The system supports people to remain independent in own homes, reduce feelings of loneliness, social isolation and prevent unnecessary readmission to hospital by maintaining contact, offering support and encouragement or where appropriate intervention and signpost referrals onto other services, primary care  and agencies.

AUKST have produced a briefing document which provides further details about the ongoing work in this area.