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Andalusian Telecare Service (in Spanish Servicio Andaluz de Teleasistencia; SAT) »

The Andalusian Telecare Service (in Spanish Servicio Andaluz de Teleasistencia; SAT) is an initiative sponsored by the Regional Ministry for Equality and Social Welfare of the Andalusian Government. It is a personal monitoring system, based on new technologies, to immediately support in any case of needs (information, help in case of emergency situation, or just for conversations), loneliness and isolation of its target users, mainly older dependent people and people with disabilities and indirectly...

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Being Carers-Ser Cuidador »

"Ser Cuidador" is a website created to recognise and increase the social awareness about dependence, disability and care related issues in Spain providing different services (e.g. help, prevention, contacts and links), tools for the interaction among carers and/or care professionals (e.g. blogs and forum), documents, research materials, training and useful information to support informal and formal carers. The portal was promoted by the Spanish "Red Cross" in collaboration...

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ACTION (Assisting Carers using Telematics Interventions to meet Older people’s Needs) grown from a EU project funded between 1997 and 2000. From 2000 the initiative has been further developed thanks to additional national research and development (R&D) funding in Sweden. A critical step towards the service implementaiton was the partnership between the University of Boras and Telia Sonera, the largest telecommunication operator in Sweden, in 2003. The second one was the decision by Boras...

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ALADDIN was a home care ICT system with information and services to monitor health conditions of older people, provide socialization and cognitive stimulation for people with dementia and finally, support and relief for their carers. It used an integrated platform to assess patients from a distance and manage the data in order to facilitate personalised interventions and adaptive care. It focused on prevention of risk factors rather than on medical interventions, after symptoms and diseases have...

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AREÍON EMERGENCY CARE is a user equipment enabling two-way voice communication in case of emergency calls: it reaches old people and disabled persons as well, helping them living independently and their family indirectly, as it may lighten the carers’ burden. The admission to the service can be alternatively based on the opinion of regional and municipal social departments; in many cases service is provided at their request. The initiative receives resources from private sponsors...

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Body Guard »

The Body Guard is an emergency alarm and its ICT services are based on a landline or mobile phone, with personal data and case history stored in the operator’s centre. The service described in this case-study works thanks to a simple touch of the SOS button of a device worn around the neck or the wrist, that alerts the emergency centre in case of an emergency,  The emergency alert contains the location of the device through the enabled GPS receiver. If the GPS receiver is turned off,...

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Book your Own Breaks »

The locally run Book Your Own Breaks service was launched in May 2010. It is a secure marketplace for informal carers to book formal care support themselves rather than by phone although those who still want to do this can. The aim of the service is to provide a simple, innovative way of giving carers choice, flexibility and control in choosing breaks. Target users are informal and formal carers as well as cared for people. In addition it offers a service to care organisations which allows them...

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Carer+ »

“Carer Plus- Developing digital competences of care workers to improve quality of life of older people” is a pilot project co-funded by the European Union and comprises partners from 8 European countries (France, Italy, Austria, United Kingdome, Latvia, Romania, Sweden and Belgium). It uses Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to improve the domestic quality of life of care recipients by providing services that foster independent living and training by means of smartphones...

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DISCOVER Skills for Carers. »

DISCOVER Skills for Carers is an on line social network created through a pan-European project. The network offers information, advice, guidance and training to support the wellbeing of carers and to develop their digital skills. There are more than 1,000 users comprising informal and formal carers, volunteers, care organisations and policymakers. The project is led by Digital Birmingham and it was funded with a budget of €3.60 millions of which €1.8 million from the European Competitiveness...

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The E-CARE is an innovative service which aims to integrate health and social care services for older people using ICTs. The initiative is organised as a call centre and depending on the older person’s needs offers different services, such as telemedicine, telecare, telealarm. Each user has a dossier with data on his/her well-being, health conditions and needs. In case of need, the E-CARE system is directly linked to the Centre for Unique Booking. It is a network which was developed...

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