There is now significant evidence of the benefits of telecare in general, and the use of Just Checking as an assessment tool. Just Checking is cited in several good practice guides and Department of Health publications.
AKTIVE Consortium- The role of telecare in meeting the needs of older people: Themes, debates and perspectives in the literature on ageing and technology, May 2013
York Health Economics Consortium/Scottish Centre of Telehealth and Telecare/joint improvement team- Telecare for People with Dementia: Evaluation of Renfrewshire Project Final Evaluation Report, April 2013
Lancashire County Council- Evaluation of Just Checking in North Lancashire, August 2012
Newhaven Research- The Telecare Development Programme in Scotland 2006-11, July 2011
Dept of Health – Living well with dementia: A National Dementia Strategy- Good Practice Compendium- an assets approach, January 2011
University of Nottingham/Nottinghamshire County Council – Nottinghamshire evaluation of Just Checking Telecare System, March 2010
The Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling- Telecare and Dementia, 2010
(excerpt only, full text available at http://www.jitscotland.org.uk/publications-1/telecare/)
Dept of Health – Use of Resources in Adult Social Care- A guide for local authorities, October 2009
Leeds Partnerships NHS Trust (mental health trust) – Just Checking 1 Year Pilot Report – Giving People with Dementia a Voice, June 2009
Herefordshire County Council and PCT - Evaluation of mental health intermediate care service, March 2009
Dept of Health – Staffordshire County Council – Evaluation of Just Checking as an assessment tool in Staffordshire, December 2008
You can read about further case studies here.
We now have evidence about the use of Just Checking all the way from the Southern Hemisphere!
Just Checking Western Australia Pilot Report- A User Evaluation of the Just Checking Activity Monitoring System for People with Dementia, their Carers and Service Providers, April 2013