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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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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 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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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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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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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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The Caring TV-HyvinvointiTV »

HyvinvointiTV (The Caring TV) is a Finnish provider of interactive TV-programmes, activity and information services broadcast online via video conferencing and other technical platforms and delivered via the television. In addition, there is a two way videophone to contact other older users and/or their formal and informal carers. It is also possible to attend supervised activity sessions, interactive talk shows and meetings with experts. The service was developed by Laurea University of Applied...

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