Guinness Care will deploy its first digital care solution from Appello, a leading provider of technology enabled care services, in its flagship development in Devon.

The digital care solution will be installed across the new development of 60 contemporary extra care apartments. Residents will benefit from almost instantaneous connection to an alarm receiving centre, and will be able to take advantage of room to room calling which can be video enabled to help support social inclusion.
The digital care infrastructure also provides easy integration of other services and the ability to connect additional devices from tablets and smartphones to smart sensors and other connected devices to help residents lead fully connected and independent lives.
“The Quayside will be a state of the art development, providing modern, independent living for those aged over fifty-five. Given the aspirational nature of the development, we wanted to ensure that the technology and services provided within, met the growing expectations of our increasingly technology savvy customers.” comments Robin Macintosh, head of community Services - South at Guinness Care.
“As an organisation we want to move away from outdated analogue systems and embrace the many benefits digital offers, and after seeing Appello’s digital solution we’ve made a commitment to only install digital care solutions in our new developments.”
Tim Barclay, CEO of Appello, commented, “Guinness should be commended for taking a proactive approach to the integration of the latest digital technologies to support resident wellbeing and safety. Not only are we able to provide class-leading 24/7 monitoring services to all of the residents at The Quayside, the digital enabled care system will offer room-to-room video calling and internet connectivity, both of which are proven to significantly improve social inclusion. The system also supports connection to smart devices, allowing residents – now and in the future – to enjoy the same features as their friends and family and helping them maintain and improve their wellness through the latest health and wellbeing technologies.”