How Advances in Technology are Enabling People to Live Longer at Home
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), globally people are living longer. Today, most people can expect to live into their sixties and beyond. Every country in the world is experiencing this growth in the older population. By 2030, 17% of the world’s population will be aged 65 and over.
This is huge for healthcare with regards to our older people. Trinity College Dublin undertook research into older people and hospital visits, finding that 92% of people over 65 attended a medical facility within the last year. There was also an increase in hospital admissions from 12%-26%. As can be imagined, these increases in numbers are putting a strain on our hospitals in Ireland, with numbers of admissions growing yearly.
The Economic and Social Research Institute found that hospital stays for older people are shorter in areas with good homecare and residential care services. This is in part due to people getting sufficient care within the home and the person feeling less anxiety with regards to their care needs.
Everyone wants to be in the comfort of their own home for as long as possible, and the science suggests that both patient and healthcare provider benefit from this shift to care in the home. So, how do we make this happen?
HaloCare is a solution for people who wish to remain in their own home but need a little extra support. By using technology that works seamlessly in the background, our Care Specialists can check in with customers throughout the day, give medication and hydration reminders, have a friendly chat, keep our customers company through comfort calls, and even assist in a fall or emergency situation.
HaloCare use motion sensors in the home to aid in monitoring but have a strict no camera ethos. At HaloCare we believe one of the greatest luxuries of being in your own home is privacy and we want to ensure our customers get the care they need, whenever they need it without having to compromise their privacy and dignity.
HaloCare work in conjunction with home and family care and should not be a substitute for these services. However, if you worry about how your loved one is doing in the hours that homecare isn’t there, or when you must leave, HaloCare might be a great option for you.
Our Care Specialists not only keep in contact with your loved one, but also the Circle of Care too. They give daily check in calls, which will then be logged into the HaloCare Circle of Care App to keep everyone in the loop. In the instance of a fall or emergency, The Care Specialists are there 24hrs a day, 365 days of the year and are always available when needed.