10 000 Lesser Poland residents will be covered by telecare as part of the “Lesser Poland Tele-Angel” program, organized by the provincial government in cooperation with Caritas of the Kielce Diocese and the European Institute of Regional Development Association from Sucha Beskidzka. Part of the equipment and software for the implementation was provided by Comarch, IT systems’ producer.
„Lesser Poland Tele-Angel” is the first initiative of this kind in Poland. It is addressed to dependend, chronically ill, elderly, disabled people who live alone. The goal is to improve their quality of life and ensure safety. The program was launched in May and will last for three years.
Actions will be focused on the development of care services and neighborhood assistance in the environment of those in need and the use of modern information and communication technologies in the area. 10 000 residents from Lesser Poland will be covered by telecare, thanks to the use of special wristbands, which have an integrated phone, software, GPS module and allow quick contact with paramedics via the SOS button. The devices provided by Comarch will also allow remote monitoring of the pulse and geolocation of the program’s participants.
The European Institute of Regional Development Association, one of the partners, has launched the Telecare Center in Sucha Beskidzka. Qualified personnel monitors patients’ status around the clock, responds to requests and provides needed information. The innovative telecare solutions have ensured fast, professional help for those most vulnerable to the threat of life and health. Equipment, hardware and software for the Telecare Center was provided by Comarch.
"Here in Lesser Poland we think in the long term - we are already testing solutions that will be indispensable in the future. The example of this is the Tele-Angel project. We are observing the current demographic trends and we see the challenges of the aging of population. I am sure that in a few years, telecare will be a commonly-used solution. Tele-Angel is another project that proves that Lesser Poland not only considers, but also takes care of the family and residents in a practical way” - emphasizes Jacek Krupa, the marshal of the Lesser Poland Voivodship.
"Lesser Poland Tele-Angel" is a project fitted for the 21st century. It can permanently change the situation in the region and even in the country. It is an innovative program that helps the elders and people in need. It is a comprehensive solution, that includes special wristbands for the participants, allows the implementation of a large-scale telecare service, such as the Lesser Poland Voivodship” - says Artur Słupecki, Project Manager at Comarch.
The "Lesser Poland Tele-Angel" project is implemented as a part of the Regional Operational Program of the Lesser Poland Voivodship for 2014-2020 and co-financed by the European Social Fund.