DLF pilots new Trusted Assessor telecare course and confirm more sessions to come
As more players look to gain a foothold in the burgeoning telecare market, Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) has piloted its new Level Three Trusted Assessor course, Assessing for Telecare Solutions.
In November 2019, DLF announced it was expanding its Trusted Assessor programme’s telecare suite in response to the increasing number of service providers active in the sector.
Designed for professionals whose work involves choosing the most suitable assistive technology for older and disabled people and their carers, the new course uses the Trusted Assessor model to enable professionals to determine the right equipment required to meet an individual’s needs.
The Trusted Assessor programme enables those involved in the provision of equipment to make simple assessments without the need for a referral to an OT, with Level Three enabling staff to conduct assessments with service users and prescribe suitable minor equipment and adaptations.
Additionally, assessors are taught when to request support from an OT and when they can safely recommend a Technology-Enabled Care (TEC) solution.
The course reviews a wide range of technology from solutions for long-term conditions, falls and the environment to activity and location options and includes hands-on demonstrations of products.
Learners who are already accredited at Level Three can opt for a one-day top-up course and those who need the fuller course can opt for a two-and-a-half-day version.
Building on the course’s initial success, DLF has confirmed it will be running further pilots of this course in the future.
The new course comes following a flood of activity in the TEC sector, with the past 12 months seeing a number of acquisitions and partnerships as service providers and equipment suppliers position themselves to take advantage of the transition from analogue to digital.
In January 2020, Tunstall confirmed a new partnership with AXA’s PPP Taking Care business, whilst players including Appello, Doro, Medequip and Alcuris have been involved in acquisitions and collaborations to strengthen their position in the telecare market.https://thiis.co.uk/dlf-pilots-new-trusted-assessor-telecare-course-and-confirms-more-sessions-to-come/https://i2.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/telecare-DLF-course.jpg?fit=1024%2C767&ssl=1https://i2.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/telecare-DLF-course.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1NewsroomSector NewsThird SectorAlcuris,Appello,AXA,Disabled Living Foundation,DLF,Doro,Medequip,OT,PPP Taking Care,TEC,Technology Enabled Care,TelecareAs more players look to gain a foothold in the burgeoning telecare market, Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) has piloted its new Level Three Trusted Assessor course, Assessing for Telecare Solutions. In November 2019, DLF announced it was expanding its Trusted Assessor programme’s telecare suite in response to the increasing number...Calvin BarnettCalvin Barnettcalvin@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine