TECHNOLOGY IN COMMUNITY CARE

“Technology has a large role to play in the future delivery of ‘care closer to home.” So says
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, who have developed their i-house in West Bromwich to showcase a huge range of the latest cutting edge medical technology, all within one terraced house.

A Nexus Pro-Care bed was chosen for the i-house as an example of how an electronically controlled profiling bed can contribute to the care and well-being of a patient in their own home.

Some of the technology on display can contribute to safety by, for example, preventing sinks from overflowing or automatically shutting off gas valves. Other examples are are pressure or motion sensitive night lights to prevent falls.

The i-house featured in a television documentary over the Christmas period, highlighting how technology will be used increasingly in the future as aids in the care of people in the community.

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