Implementing telecare for people with dementia: Supporting ageing in place in West Lothian, Scotland

This paper was first published in April 2009 in the Journal of Care Services Management, and is available free of charge for a 6-month period by kind permission of Maney Publishing. It describes and discusses a programme implemented in West Lothian, Scotland which made widespread use of telecare to enable older people to age in place at home in the dispersed community and in housing with care. The paper highlights lessons learnt from the telecare and housing with care programme for supporting people with dementia, and will be of interest to both providers and commissioners.