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Seniors’ Telephone – Crisis Helpline »

This service provides an anonymous consultation telephone line for seniors, which was launched by the ZIVOT 90 Civic Association. The helpline aims to support senior citizens, persons with psychiatric problems and their carers through direct help, advice and consulting on different issues, such as housing, services for long-term care, domestic violence and social inclusion. The service helps all these persons overcome daily problems by empowering their personal resources. The only needed device...

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ShareCare Caresite »

The Caresite is a handy tool for care planning and communication among carers, provided by ShareCare, that is a company that makes arrangements with home care companies, assisted living organizations, health insurances, hospitals and organizations for social welfare. Caresite is a virtual calendar available on the web that carers can use for inviting people to read and share news, view care tasks and contribute to caring. All members registered on the same care network can then subscribe to a

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Skype Support Group and Memory people »

Skype Support Group is a group of carers facing with problems related to Alzheimer Disease and other memory disturbs that can speak and tell through Skype and also through Facebook by participating to the “Memory People” group: this is closed and everything posted is seen by members only. Memory People™ was founded by Rick Phelps, who was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease at the age of 57. Rick created this group to bring real-time support to those touched...

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SkypeCare »

This action research- project uses Skype to allow frail older people to remain in contact with family and to receive care at home. In addition, it provides respite for carers. The pilot of the project was carried out in 2010. To implement the programme, a sponsor needed to provide the technology, open-minded home care centre managers had to be willing to participate and care recipients needed to meet the criteria for the target group. The service was funded by the Hungarian Maltese Charity...

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SOPHIA (Soziale Personenbetreuung Hilfen in Alltag – Daily Social Care) Telecare »

SOPHIA is a non-profit association that combines social support with a security wristband to send help in emergencies. It also provides the possibility of using a videophone to contact the SOPHIA team or family anytime. The initiative is funded by the German federal government, the regional government of Bavaria and by charities. The Sophia pilot phase started in 2004. When it ended in 12/2004 the business immediately started in 1/2005. No budget was needed to implement the initiative. The...

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T-Seniority »

T-Seniority was an innovative ICT service platform aiming at empowering older people’s independent living, meeting their needs and improving independence. The project targeted formal and informal carers and older people reluctant, unwilling or unable to use conventional PCs and/or mobile phones, who however were able to use TV Set-top Box (STB), a TV connected with a remote control. Users in front of a TV screen chose among different options of public or personalized services: they...

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Talking About Health- Praten Over Gezondheid »

Praten Over Gezondheid- Talking about Health is a website collecting stories of carers of people living with dementia. It is inspired at a similar experience run by the Health Experiences Research Group (HERG) of the Oxford University, named Healthtalkonline. The service targets informal carers, as family members of old people, but also formal carers and health care professionals who are part of the affiliated care organisations. The service main aim is to provide a virtual place where...

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Telegerontology-Telegerontología »

"Telegerontology" ("Telegerontología" In Spanish) was created in 2005 thanks to the evolution of the classic tele-assistance tools with an initial budget between €10,000 and €50,000. The aim was to facilitate ageing in place, to avoid early institutionalisation, to improve the quality of life of older people at home, to reduce the burden of informal carers and to improve their skills, knowledge and competencies. "Telegerontology" is a new free...

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Telephone Befriending Scheme »

Telephone Befriending Scheme (TBS) is a service that gives advice and reassurance by phone to mostly older carers who have demanding caring roles. It is supported by the Leicestershire County Council. The scheme is run by volunteer operators (often carers themselves) who provide signposting to other services offered by the local authority; all volunteers are equipped with useful telephone numbers and contact details of Carers Project Workers and other key members of staff. It has been approved...

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