RemoDem products and services

The RemoDem tool

The service is a decision tool to be used to help service providers to develop and deliver new and improved dementia services. It is a flexible tool that covers several modules of support to people with dementia, their family, support staff, and the community and has been used by all participants.

The RemoDem tool - description, media and contact information

Remote support

IPads are tested as a tool for improved support for people with dementia (users) and their family. The iPads is used by the users and their family to communicate with the home care services, home nursing services, and other health staff. The service is offered to persons with dementia living in their own homes. Different iPad-services have been tested in in the Faroe Islands as well as both Norrbotten municipalities.

Home visits to persons with dementia can be made via the Giraff, which is a remote controlled mobile device with a camera and monitor providing remote assistance and security to the elderly in their own homes. Home care staff and friends or family may call the person with dementia from their computer. The caller may control the Giraff from the computer, moving around in the user’s home. The user may also call from the Giraff, using a remote control. The service has been tested in the Western Isles.

Remote support - description, media and contact information

Remote family support - description, media and contact information

Remote supervision night-time

Many persons with dementia living in their own homes need supervision during the night.  Home care staff is therefore scheduled to visit to check their condition at appointed times during the night. Night cameras installed in the user’s home make these visits redundant. Health staff are able to check the users’ condition at scheduled times without leaving their office. Pictures are not recorded or saved. Night cameras have been tested in Arvidsjaur.

Remote supervision night-time- description, media and contact information

Navigation support

The Posifon wrist band is a GPS-tool suitable for assisting users to navigate when being outdoors. The wrist band contains a GPS, an alarm button and a mobile phone. When the user pushes the alarm button, the phone calls or sends messages to family or health staff. A map service informs of the user’s position. The service has been tested in Pajala and Arvidsjaur for persons in the early stages of dementia.

Navigation support- description, media and contact information

Dementia Friendly Community

NHS Western Isles is currently working in partnership with local businesses across the Western Isles that have an ambition to become Dementia Friendly. The Dementia Friendly initiative aims to give public recognition and support to shops, businesses and towns across the Western Isles that are taking steps towards being more inclusive towards people with dementia.

Dementia Friendly Community- description, media and contact information

Published: 28/11/2014

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