How Assistive Technology can Support People Living with Dementia
What is Assistive Technology?
Assistive technology is technology that can be used within the home to help reassure both people living with dementia and their loved ones that help is at hand should they ever need it. As much as we would all like to be available 24/7 we know it’s not possible.
Assistive technology can support people living with dementia who live alone, or who spend large periods of the day without immediate access to family and friends. It offers reassurance that if the care recipient has a fall or a medical incident, they will be able to reach out for help. It can also help alert family members and loved ones if the person wanders outside of a safe zone.
Assistive technology also has a social element to it, it can be used to stay in contact with friends and family members, and to keep up to date on local community activities.
Assistive technology can provide reassurance and peace of mind that help is on hand at the push of a button. It can also help with managing medications and providing reminders about appointments or tasks.
Isaac Care offers a range of assistive technology including
- Our user friendly “Circle of Care” app which allows people to easily communicate and stay connected
- Our GPS enabled fall alarm “The Isaac Fall Alarm” which instantly notifies our dedicated 24/7 call centre if a fall is detected. It also provides families with updates if the person wanders outside of safe zones. With built in features such as a fall alarm, GPS and 2 way call, it is all round device to allow those with dementia remain independent for longer
- Our easy-to-use health monitoring equipment which allows families to easily keep an eye on their loved ones health
- Discreet ambient sensors which track activity throughout the home, alerting to any changes in patterns of activity or activity outside of normal hours e.g. front door opening at 4am
Benefits of Using Assistive Technology
There are many benefits to using assistive technology for people living with dementia. Assistive technology can improve communication, safety, and independence. It can also reduce stress for caregivers and family members. Assistive technology is an important tool in dementia care and can make a big difference in the lives of those affected by the condition.
Assistive technology can also be used for social and recreational purposes, for example, some devices can allow patients to play music or games. This can help people living with dementia patients stay connected with others.
Finally, assistive technology can act as safety support for people living with Dementia. For instance, GPS tracking devices can help loved ones keep track of a patient’s whereabouts, alerting to wandering risks and unusual patterns of activity which could be a cause for concern. Reminder systems can prompt people living with dementia to take their medications, improving medication compliance.
How Isaac Care Can Help Support Those with Dementia
Isaac Care is a new age provider of assistive technology Some ways Isaac Care can help people with dementia are:
- Isaac Care can help people with dementia stay safe by monitoring fall alerts 24/7 and keeping the persons’ circle of care up to date instantly with meaningful notifications
- If needed, our GPS tracking feature can be used to locate a person who has wandered away from home.
- Isaac Care can also help people with dementia live independently by providing reminders about medications or daily tasks.
- Our dedicated clinical team can remotely monitor health trends over time, providing reassurance that they can step in with interventions on the first sign of declining health
- Isaac can also promote social engagement by helping people stay connected with loved ones, through circles of care in our app.
How Myhomecare and Care 24/7 Can Help
Isaac Care is delighted to partner with MyHomecare.ie and Care 24/7 who provide high quality homecare services across Ireland and the UK
Our dedicated homecare partners understand how distressing it is to become aware that an ageing parent or loved one is developing Dementia. A great first step is to have a detailed conversation about your parent or loved ones needs and how we can help support your loved one and your family as a whole.
We are committed to providing carers who are specially trained in expert, person-centred Alzheimer’s and Dementia care at home throughout Ireland. We will take the time to understand the person, learn their life story and meet their family so that we can understand how best to meet their specific needs and most importantly improve their quality of life.
Get in Touch
Our dedicated team are on hand to assist you in any way. Contact us on (042) 936 8391 or fill in your details in the contact form and one of our team will be in touch.