Telecare Savings, in lives and dollars
An evaluation of how a telecare pilot program in Stockton-on-Tees in the UK “transformed” the lives of residents.
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council covers a population of 186,000 and the number of over 65’s is planned to increase by a massive 46% by 2021. 20% of the population report having a limiting long-term condition. It is a borough of wide contrasts, with over a third of the population (60,780) living in areas that are within the worst 20% of deprived areas nationally, whilst 11% fall within the top 20% of most affluent areas.
Stockton Case Study
We especially loved seeing the hard numbers on how programs like ours are helping people around the world. There are some astounding key statistics – like how many of their clients who fell or had need of a hospital visit were able to be helped quickly, saving the community costs and the person involved a great deal of pain. They are predicting great future savings – in lives saved and hospital visits avoided, beside the money!