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Tunstall Americas Announces Temperature Extremes Monitoring for Vi+ Personal Emergency Response Service Subscribers

8/9/2016 12:00:00 AM
Tunstall Americas, the North American division of Tunstall Healthcare Group – a world leader in Connected Healthcare – has announced that they are now offering free Temperature Extremes monitoring to subscribers of the Vi+ personal emergency response service. Record breaking heat across the United States this summer prompted Tunstall Americas to offer Temperature Extremes monitoring free of charge to subscribers of their home based medical alert service. Tunstall’s core base of subscribers, the elderly, individuals with chronic conditions, and other at risk populations have been reported to be the most vulnerable to extreme heat related illness.
 
The Vi+ Medical Alert System can monitor the environmental temperature and will report to Tunstall’s Response Center when the room temperature rises above 89°F (or falls be below 50°F). Outreach is then made to the subscriber and/or responsible parties so that appropriate measures can be taken to ensure that a safe, comfortable temperature is maintained in the subscriber’s home. Temperature extremes monitoring is an embedded feature within the Vi+ which can be enabled during installation or at any time remotely by our Response Center personnel.
 
Casey Pittock, President and CEO of Tunstall Americas stated,
“Environmental changes indicate that the frequency and severity of heat waves will continue. We are pleased that we are in a position to offer this potentially lifesaving benefit to our current and future subscribers of our Vi Medical Alert System at no additional cost.”
Tunstall Americas provides nationwide 24/7 healthcare monitoring services from HIPAA compliant call centers in New York and Rhode Island. Tunstall also manufactures a wide variety of FDA registered medical alert, telehealth, and medication management products to meet the needs of all people. These products enable personal support services through traditional telephone lines, cellular, and the internet. Collectively, these products and services deliver a seamless connected care experience for people.

Tunstall Americas Introduces Vi+ Personal Emergency Response System

Introducing next generation telecare solution, the Tunstall Vi+ to the U.S. market. 8/3/2016 12:00:00 AM
Tunstall Americas, the North American division of Tunstall Healthcare Group – a world leader in Connected Healthcare – has introduced its next generation telecare solution, the Tunstall Vi+ to the U.S. market. The new solution builds on the success of Tunstall Americas market-leading products and solutions.
 
The Vi+ enables personalized care and risk management for seniors and other at risk populations to live independently at home for as long as possible. The Vi+ is a market leading product throughout the world and is now available in the US. With its comprehensive range of sensors, the Vi+ can monitor home environments unobtrusively for high risk events, out of pattern activities and potential emergencies. If a problem is detected, the unit will automatically generate a call to Tunstall’s Emergency Response Center so that the appropriate response can be quickly taken.
 
The Vi+’s advanced design and features were developed from listening and responding to our customers’ insights and feedback. The Vi+ has an integral ambient temperature sensor which will alert Tunstall’s Response Center if an unsafe high or low temperature is detected, helping to ensure that a comfortable, safe temperature is maintained in a person’s home. The unit’s enhanced Virtual Sensor functionality – a Tunstall market first –enables a proactive, intelligent response to any alerts raised by telecare sensors in the home. For example, if a person gets out of bed in the middle of the night and doesn’t return in a pre-set time interval, the unit can interrogate other sensors in the home to establish if the person is simply making a hot drink, or if they may have fallen and need urgent help.
 
Casey Pittock, President and CEO of Tunstall Americas stated,
“Tunstall entered the US market with the acquisition of American Medical Alert Corp (AMAC) in 2012. Since that time we have introduced many Tunstall products to the market such as the original Vi and CEL personal emergency response systems. Introducing the Vi+ to the US market is pivotal in that it will change the landscape of the Personal Emergency Response service from medical alert “box” to a Connected Care solution that has a range of products and services that will support caregivers and end users and enable them to live more fulfilling lives at home and on the move.
 
Tunstall Americas provides nationwide 24/7 healthcare monitoring services from HIPAA compliant call centers in New York and Rhode Island. Tunstall also manufactures a wide variety of FDA registered medical alert, telehealth, and medication management products to meet the needs of all people. These products enable personal support services through traditional telephone lines, cellular, and the internet. Collectively, these products and services deliver a seamless connected care experience for people.

Case study: Hare Hill - Connected Care and Health solutions in extra care

7/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH) is the UK’s first tenant and employee co-owned mutual housing society, with over 13,500 homes. Hare Hill is RBH’s flagship purpose-built extra care scheme and is the first scheme of its kind to be provided within the Rochdale local authority area.
 
How has including telecare, telehealth and access control in the specification for Hare Hill helped to maximise residents’ feeling of safety and security, whilst helping them to maintain or improve their independence?
 
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PegasusLife Re-Invents Retirement Living with Connected Care

Malt Yard residents are benefiting from the latest digital technology thanks to Tunstall Healthcare 7/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

PegasusLife’s new Malt Yard development has revolutionised the concept of retirement living, creating desirable ‘homes for life’ with innovative connected care solutions from Tunstall Healthcare.


Case study: Wakefield District Housing - CareLink

Marketing your telecare service 7/4/2016 12:00:00 AM
WDH Care Link supports more than 15,000 people in the Wakefield area, through both hardwired
and community alarm systems, as well as its Response and Home Visiting Services.
 
How has its focused programme of marketing helped to raise awareness of the service, growing the number of connections and increasing the number of people self-funding?
 
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Tunstall Offers TLC for Housing Providers

Tunstall LifeCareTM Service Transformation Approach Revealed at Chartered Institute of Housing Conference and Exhibition 2016 6/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

Tunstall Healthcare will be showcasing a range of advanced Connected Care solutions at this year’s CIH conference and exhibition, and explaining how its LifeCare approach can help to transform service delivery and manage demand, using technology as an enabler for change.


4 out of 5 People with Learning Disabilities Supported by Hft say Personalised Technology Helps Them Feel Safer

National charity Hft is using connected care solutions from Tunstall to enhance the lives of people living with learning disabilities 6/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

Hft, a national charity aiming to give people with learning disabilities the opportunity to live the best life possible, is working with Tunstall Healthcare to provide the people it supports with personalised technology solutions that allow them to live more independent, safe and healthy lives.


Tunstall Healthcare Wins HealthInvestor Technology Provider of the Year Award

6/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

Work with Tameside & Glossop Community Healthcare Long Term Conditions Management Team using Tunstall telehealth solutions reduced hospital admissions by 38%


Case study: Australia - Positive Staying Strong project results sees telehealth program expansion

6/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
Community care provider integratedliving has begun a roll out of telehealth services to 13 different regions in four states following the success of its Staying Strong telehealth pilot project, which trialled inhome and hub-based monitoring of vital signs for older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 
 
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Tunstall America Acquires Lifeline Emergency Response Systems of California

6/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

Tunstall Healthcare Group, a world leader in connected healthcare, has acquired the assets of Lifeline Emergency Response Systems of Irvine, California via its US subsidiary, Tunstall Americas. The acquisition expands Tunstall’s leadership role in consolidating the fragmented medical alert market by acquiring and partnering with highly regarded regional providers of connected healthcare monitoring services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. This acquisition represents Tunstall Americas’ twelfth competitive service conversion since late 2014.


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