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Nottingham Community Housing Association »

Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA) offers a variety of safe, secure and independent accommodation for older people in sheltered housing schemes, including flats or bungalows suitable for single people or couples. A range of telecare equipment is available to service users, ensuring that their individual needs are met: this equipment includes devices which identify falls or inactivity, smoke, gas and flood alert systems, external door controls and visitor monitoring audio. Visual messaging...

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Open and Distance Learning (ODL) (“Je me forme á distance”) »

The ODL (Open and Distance Learning) initiative offers long-distance training schemes for paid assistants via 120 interactive digital resources and individual programmes on the use of ICT and ODL for people who lack ICT skills. From 2004 to July 2013, the initiative was run by FEPEM, the Federation of Family Employers in France (in August 2013, FEPEM became the Iperia Institute.) Every employee in France is entitled, by the Barloo Law, to a certain number of hours of training per year. The...

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Personal Assistant Unit for Living (PAUL). »

PAUL (Personal Assistant Unit for Living) is a pilot research project that uses an easy-to-use touch screen computer, providing a number of services to support older people to remain independent as long as possible. The system has different levels of complexity for comfort and safety. The tenants can use this device to check who is at the front door, to turn house lights on and off and to access communication and entertainment via the Internet. Red lights indicate if windows are open, and

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PflegeWiki »

PflegeWiki is a website inspired by Wikipedia, providing information exclusively on care-related issues. Informal carers can use PflegeWiki to find comprehensive information on diverse care issues, such as diseases, medication or therapies. They can also write relevant articles themselves. PflegeWiki currently publishes more than 6137 articles on diverse care issues written by volunteers (e.g. students, formal and informal carers). Information is also available in English. Furthermore,...

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Platform for family carers (‘Plattform für pflegende Angehörige’) »

The platform for family carers (Plattform für pflegende Angehörige) is a website which is run by the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection (BMASK), and was established by the BMASK's predecessor. In 2006 with a budget of about 26,000 euros. The platform was added to the already existing Pflegetelefon (care hotline), with the main aim to elevate the quality of care by providing informal carers with useful information to reduce...

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Red Button Telecare Service »

Red Button is a telecare emergency service, established in 2007 and run by a private company, MKS, in many Slovenian areas. The service, which costs €25/month, consists of a phone that can be activated by a button or by various triggers such as smoke, water or fall. The service targets older people who live alone at home and their informal and formal carers and runs nonstop, 24 hours, seven days a week: it is co-financed by the users (20%) and Local Authorities (80%). So far more than...

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Residence for seniors (Maisons Vill'Âge) »

The "Maisons Vill'Âge" residences were specially designed and purposefully built to facilitate domestic living of older people through teleassistance and domotics. The initiative, that involves mainly private care organizations, is promoted by the MEDeTIC association. Its main target group are 65-85 years old people who can and want to live more or less autonomously in such a setting; and may or may not want to use certain caring services of the numerous services offered...

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The "Ring project" was publicly funded by the European Commission through the Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-2013, Leonardo Da Vinci, Transfer of Innovation, and set up by the local Government of Turin, which coordinated the project, together with some Italian and international stakeholders, such as social services, local health authorities, lifelong learning and training policies offices and others. The service’s budget was approximately €340,000, of which €96,000

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The SALVEO system is composed of a network of sensors wirelessly connected to a small base station. Several motion sensors detect and assess the older user's movements, and in case of a presumed emergency situation the system can alert the carer(s) automatically, without the need of the user's intervention, like pressing a button. Carers also have access to a web portal which informs them of the older person’s real-time state. The service aims at improving the quality of life...

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Sekis: Selbsthilfe Kontakt und Informations Stelle (Self-help and Information Site) »

SEKIS ( is a Self-help Contact and Information system focused on chronically ill and impaired people living in and around Berlin. The SEKIS website serves as a platform for requests of people concerned with care-related problems and as a means to make contact and to exchange information and experience. The website was launched by SEKIS Berlin, which is run by a citizens association ("Dachverband der Berliner Selbsthilfekontaktstellen selko e.V.") and supported...

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