Frequently asked Questions
Who will pay for all this? Over the next few years, we expect to see a much more mixed range of funding sources being used. Investment in telecare is anticipated to remain high in the next few years not least due to the need to replace the existing 1.7 million traditional analogue telecare alarms to digital solutions to meet the requirements of the all-digital telephone network due for completion by 2025.Th
e key is to use the new investment in digital to gain the maximum value and benefits for all stakeholders.
As Social Care eligibility thresholds remain high, with increasing demand and the number of working carers continuing to increase, we are already seeing families looking for solutions that meet their needs. At the end of the 6-week evaluation period in our study there was a high demand for the service to continue on a self-funded basis.
What if a client does not have family or an engaged family?
We recognise that not everyone has a supportive family and we see this as an ideal opportunity for existing Alarm Monitoring Centres to offer a new proactive and preventative service.
Isn’t my existing telecare provider already doing this? Sadly, probably not. Existing telecare is characterised by closed and proprietary systems, with slow incremental innovation.
Alcuris was born out of the need to support an aging family member and the family’s inability to find a solution that met all their needs. We believe in the value of insight, engagement, consumer friendly design, and interoperability. We are a digital first company delivering a digital dividend.
Is technology alone the answer?
No technology alone will not deliver the complete range of benefits. Change whether large or small is never easy to implement. We work with a Management Consultancy who has existing experience of providing large scale cultural change programmes for Local Authorities.
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