Tunstall Healthcare, a provider of connected care and health solutions, has signed an agreement with PPP Taking Care to deliver connected care technology into UK homes and support people to live independently for longer.
Under the new partnership, Tunstall will be the new technology partner for PPP Taking Care’s Personal Alarm Service, which connects to a 24-hour Emergency Resolution Centre at the push of a button.
The arrangement means that any individuals joining the service will receive additional support in the form of Tunstall’s Lifeline Vi home unit, a hub for telecare in the home, compatible with a range of sensors that can be chosen according to the needs of the user.
Gavin Bashar, UK managing director of Tunstall Healthcare commented: “Tunstall is delighted to be working with PPP Taking Care, bringing together our expertise to provide a quality telecare experience to users who need it most.”
PPP Taking Care is a subsidiary of AXA PPP healthcare Group, a UK private healthcare company with over 75 years’ experience in providing healthcare products and services.
It has been offering its personal alarm services for over 30 years and in 2016 the company acquired the Aid-Call monitoring centre, the provider of Age UK Personal Alarm Service.
Steve Gates, Managing Director at PPP Taking Care said: “We chose to work with Tunstall as we are committed to putting customers at the heart of innovative telecare solutions that save lives. Tunstall’s leading technology allows us to provide a first class, reliable service to our customers, helping them to remain safe and independent in the homes they love.”
On the technology users can expect to receive, Bashar explained: “A specially branded Lifeline Vi home unit, along with a MyAmie personal pendant with a distinctive grey button, as part of the service. We look forward to developing our partnership over time, introducing new products and services and delivering a more streamlined, person-centred care programme across the country.”