‘Smart’ home opens in Rainham
Medway Council has opened one of the first “Smart” homes in the South East, equipped with applied technology designed to enable vulnerable people to remain living independently in their own homes for as long as possible. The home at Queen1s Court, Rainham, has been fitted with a range of telecare sensors, supplied by Tunstall. The company says the sensors are unobtrusive and monitor risk in the home, providing peace of mind for older people and their families. Tunstall hopes the pilot scheme will demonstrate the benefits of telecare technology in supporting older people and offering an alternative to traditional models of residential care.