What is telecare?

Daughter with elderly father




Telecare is a way of providing care and support for people to live safer and more independent lives. It can improve quality of life for carers as well as for those receiving care.


Telecare helps people with the day-to-day tasks of daily living and summons help when it's needed. Our advanced telecare provides help and support for people of all ages, addressing a wide range of needs and conditions.


These informative videos by Carers Scotland (www.carerscotland.org) are a good introduction to telecare. Avon Telecare can provide everything from the basic pendant alarms to highly advanced telecare tailored to individual needs.  Feel free to contact us if you would like to know more.


Introducing telecare


Telecare for safety, security and independence


Telecare for Alzheimers, Dementia, care support and more



The term “telecare” was coined in the 1980s to represent the emerging systems which were providing remote care. (The Greek “tele” meaning distance.) Initially telecare was about simple alarm systems which alerted someone if help was needed. Over time telecare has become more sophisticated with many new services and devices providing help and support for people of all ages, and addressing a wide range of needs and conditions. Telecare is one part of the larger Assistive Technology field and one aspect of Assistive Living.


Telehealth is a part of telecare focussed on helping people manage their health. It is generally used for long-term health conditions such as heart disease (CHD/CHF), diabetes and breathing disorders (COPD) although it does have wider application.