Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership is trialling a new way of using the Just Checking system to help assess care packages for people discharged from hospital.
Just Checking is an online activity monitoring system that helps people stay independent in their own home.
A set of sensors monitor activity and movement, and clinicians can tell whether the patient is following normal patterns of behaviour such as eating, washing, watching TV, moving around and sleeping well. Currently 10 sets of sensors are being put to use.
The system has been integrated with the Health & Social Care Partnership’s Mosaic programme, which means discharge teams are reminded to consider using Just Checking, and can see reports about patients from their desktop.