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The role of telematics in assisting family carers and frail older people at home

The overall aim of the A.C.T.I.O.N. research project (Assisting Carers using Telematic Interventions to meet Older person's Needs) is to maintain or enhance the autonomy, independence and quality of life of frail older and disabled people and their family carers by providing information, advice and support in the home. The authors report on the first phase of evaluation conducted using a case-study approach to test the A.C.T.I.O.N. system in several family carers' homes in Sheffield, England. The results reflect the realities of conducting an applied research technology project and are discussed with reference to the government's recent national strategy for carers. The authors acknowledge the need for further evaluation studies to explore the key issues raised within this preliminary evaluation phase. 

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Additional Titles
Health Soc Care Community

Key Information

Type of Reference
Jour
ISBN/ISSN
0966-0410
Resource Database
Hmic
Publication Year
2000
Issue Number
2
Volume Number
8
Start Page
129-137
Language
English