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Assistive technologies a reassurance for spinal cord injury


Assistive technologies a reassurance for spinal cord injuries


07 November 2012

This Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week 6th-11th November is a national campaign that focuses on rebuilding the lives of people with devastating spinal cord injuries.

Assistive technology aims to aid people with newly acquired spinal injuries and people with existing conditions to maintain their independence in their own homes.

The Transitional Rehabilitation Program at the PA Hospital in Brisbane is one of the many users of Tunstall Healthcare’s assistive technology, providing independent solutions for its spinal patients.

In an emergency, Tunstall’s personal alarm allows clients to make quick and easy contact with Tunstall’s 24 hour response centre, where a response operator will speak to the client and organise the necessary assistance for them.

According to Telehealthcare Consultant Warren Duce personal alarms can be offered to provide additional support to patients being discharged from the unit.

“Personal alarms are an added reassurance for discharged clients and their families”, Mr Duce said.

“The recovery period can be a difficult time for a spinal trauma patient, but with a personal alarm they know they can get help if they need it”

Tunstall has available a variety of triggers including the sip/puff switch, head trigger wand and jelly bean button to help someone managing a spinal cord injury.

For people with unique limitations, Tunstall Healthcare can also create a customised radio trigger ensuring people with special and ongoing needs can maintain their independence.

To find out more about Tunstall’s alarms and radio triggers visit http://www.tunstallhealthcare.com.au or call 1800 611 528.

For more product information, case studies and latest news visit
http://www.tunstallhealthcare.com.au

About Tunstall
Tunstall Healthcare Group is the market leading provider of telehealthcare solutions, with over 2.5 million users globally. Tunstall’s solutions support older people and those with long-term needs, helping them to live independently by effectively managing their health and well-being. Its solutions have been proven effective in the world’s largest telehealthcare trial (www.tunstallwsd.co.uk).

Tunstall provides technology, expertise and advice to millions of people enabling them to lead independent more fulfilling lives. For more information on how telehealthcare can improve quality of life, visit http://www.tunstallhealthcare.com.au

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