Residents within Retirement Living Plus Schemes can look forward to a new range of services at the touch of a button.
PFH is currently going out to tender on a Smart Technology system, which will provide a range of health and wellbeing services and replace the analogue telecare with a new digital service.
Once a specialist supplier is appointed, the project is planned to be rolled out across all schemes in 2021 and it’s expected to be a three month installation programme.
The new digital system will be located within residents’ apartments and will be more than just a room unit as it will enable residents to answer the main entrance door to the Retirement Living Plus Scheme, when a visitor presses the intercom, without even stepping outside their own front door – it will also enable them to see the visitor on screen before they let them in, for security purposes.
Additionally, the tablets will have the facility to call or video call other residents within the scheme, as well as the option for residents to let their Scheme Manager know they are okay every day.
Paula Kelly, Resident Services Director, said: “The Smart Technology will enhance both safety and security and health and wellbeing for residents living within our Retirement Living Plus Schemes.
“It will give them the ability to access much more from the comfort of their own homes and a specific element of our requirement as part of the process is to find a system which is very straight-forward and accessible to all.
“We are going through a rigorous selection process to ensure we appoint the most suitable organisation to lead on this project on behalf of PFH.”