Therapeutic gardens for dementia or Alzheimer patients

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Therapeutic gardens for dementia or Alzheimer patients

Fontenuovo, Mati 1909, Generali Arredamenti

Foto: Mati 1909

In January 2016, the Fontenuovo residence opened a unit for Alzheimer’s patients that includes an innovative therapeutic garden designed by a multidisciplinary team that emphasizes the social value of the garden.

The design meets the requirements defined in the most recent scientific studies aimed at improving the health, behavior and quality of life of patients. Thus space is planned naturally, with inputs, outputs, paths, work and rest areas and well-defined points of reference that allow easy orientation and reduce the feeling of insecurity. The garden has five sensorial areas that contain more than thirty plant species and that allow the stimulation of the senses of the patients.

Other Italian institutions and companies are working on the design of these types of gardens. Recently, two companies, Mati 1909 and Generali Arredamenti, presented in Pistoia a garden prototype for patients with Alzheimer’s disease, also with the aforementioned general characteristics.

Fontenuovo
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Vincles BCN, service to strengthen social ties of the lonesome elderly

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Vincles BCN, service to strengthen social ties of the lonesome elderly

Ajuntament de Barcelona

Foto: Ajuntament de Barcelona

In Barcelona, more than 300.000 people aged 65 or older live alone, of which 100.000 are over 80. Vincles BCN is a social innovation project that wants to strengthen the social relationships of older people who feel lonely and improve their well-being through new technologies.

The project has the following main objectives:

  1. Reduce the feeling of loneliness of the elderly,
  2. Maintain and strengthen existing social relationships,
  3. Expand the social relationships of people and create new spaces for the relationship,
  4. Use of IT (Information Technologies) as a communication tool to relate to their environment their environment.

The service uses an app installed on a tablet as a communication tool, which will serve to put people in contact and strengthen their relationships, while creating new ones. Online communication is promoted through the app, while face-to-face meetings are organized. The app allows the user to communicate with his/her family and friends, and with the people who form app-specific user groups.

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ELDCARE, prevention of loneliness and the social and health risks associated with aging

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ELDCARE, prevention of loneliness and the social and health risks associated with aging

ABD Associació Benestar Desenvolupament

ELDCARE

Personalized reminder tool for people living alone who need support to improve their independence

Eldcare is a personalized reminder tool equipped with a screen and a speaker, developed for people living alone in their homes and need support to improve their autonomy. It is a smart device developed and enhanced by ABD, an innovative technological tool to prevent unwanted loneliness and the social and health risks associated with aging.

The device offers personalized daily reminders in audiovisual format, with the aim of improving safety, preventing accidents at home, reducing the feeling of loneliness in the elderly and improving digital literacy. Without Wi-Fi, Eldcare launches short videos recorded by professionals and / or people close to the user, such as: “remember you have an appointment with your doctor today at 10 a.m.” or “remember to turn off heating before going to bed ”or“ remember to drink water and use the walker’s help at home ”, or the steps to follow to use your smartphone and make a video call.

This tool is not invasive or intrusive with the privacy of people and is very intuitive to use, respecting the preferences and needs of older people, because they always agree with them the type of message and the time when videos are playing. Also, it doesn’t play a random robot voice, but the image and voice of someone they know and trust.

Therefore, it is a person-centered care solution, based and developed on the verbal needs of the person, following the path to e-health and integrating new avenues of collaboration between social and health services. , preventing risky situations that could have a major social and economic impact in the field of health and social services.

Due to the pandemic of COVID-19, in which the digital divide has become even more visible, the use of Eldcare has been rethought, bringing it to the homes of people with a very low level of digital literacy in order to accompany them in the learning process about using their smartphone from a distance.

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Smart Social Home Care, data for the elderly and vulnerable population

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Smart Social Home Care, data for the elderly and vulnerable population

Bismart

Smart Social Home Care

Large volumes of data for healthcare and social services planning

Smart Social Home Care collects data on social services, health, population, economic activity, use of basic supplies, waste management, and other aspects. The goal is to use this information to identify and predict groups and areas that need assistance.

The dashboards generated with this data allow professionals to visualize what is happening in their field and, thus, make better decisions to help the vulnerable population.

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Nextcare, integrated care for chronic patients

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Nextcare, integrated care for chronic patients

Biocat

Foto: Nextcare

This project is linked to the Ris3Cat social and healthcare community that promotes the integration of social and health services for chronic patients in Catalonia through individualised assessments of health risk, welfare and pre-surgery prehabilitation programs, smart and adaptable case management, early diagnosis of diseases and conditions and the promotion of digital solutions.

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eKauri, advanced telecare for elderly people, with disabilities, or in dependency situations

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eKauri, advanced telecare for elderly people, with disabilities, or in dependency situations

Association for Independent Living, Eurecat

eKauri

Third-generation teleassistance that improves the quality of life for elderly people, individuals with disabilities, or those in dependent situations.

eKauri is an innovative tool for individuals who live alone or spend many hours alone at home and find themselves in some form of dependency situation. This device provides support to caregivers and family members with the aim of making the home a safer space, without compromising the privacy and independence of the person.

The system learns from the user and their environment by studying their routines and habits, in order to predict the user’s condition and anticipate future problems. eKauri adapts to each home in a personalized way through presence, lighting, and temperature sensors that monitor the attitude, behavior, and habits of the person.

Caregivers and family members receive alerts, summaries, and statistics about the data processed by the tool. Some of the functionalities include recording accessed rooms, exits from home, and sleep monitoring.

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Radars, risk situation prevention network for the elderly

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Radars, risk situation prevention network for the elderly

Ajuntament de Barcelona

Radars

Network of prevention and community action aimed at reducing the risk of isolation and social exclusion of elderly people

The Radars project helps to detect, assess, and monitor the situation of elderly people. In this way, it enables elderly individuals living alone to continue in their homes with the support of their surroundings.

Neighborhood and commercial radars are individuals who, with a respectful approach, offer support and communicate risk situations to professional services.

The project combines the active role of Social Services with the shared responsibility of neighborhood entities and services. All of this is based on a community approach that allows the development of shared processes for the detection and connection of elderly people to the community network in their neighborhood.

Radars Ajuntament de Barcelona

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