Press release : Silver Economy: Study “Ageing well in Retirement Homes and at Home – Which innovative technologies for what added value ?”

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This study highlights the added value provided by technological solutions for both professionals and families, and underlines their complementarity with the human support already available to elderly people. 83% of elderly people report feeling more reassured. The loved ones gain peace of mind on a daily basis.

The study covered 3 years of practical study and a representative sample of beneficiaries spread throughout France. It provides concrete and enlightening feedback for those involved in the process of ageing well.

The objective is to provide elements of answers to the major societal challenge of ageing: How can we better support elderly people throughout their ageing process and support professionals in the sector in their work, using innovative technologies ?, explains Carole Zisa-Garat, President of Telegrafik.

This document summarises the issues specific to the ageing of elderly people, reviews the current technological solutions also discusses the adoption of these schemes by the beneficiaries and their families.

 Testimonials from customers and partners

The satisfaction surveys carried out among the equipped beneficiaries and the figures collected in the framework of this study made it possible to identify the various advantages of the solutions connected to help elderly people: to react quickly in the event of a fall, to postpone moving into a nursing home, to prevent the deterioration of the beneficiary’s state of health and, most importantly, to save lives.

Partners of the company participated in this survey to testify about their experience with Telegrafik and explain the contribution of connected solutions to their business. Mentalities are changing, the young old people of today will be the old people of tomorrow, and they are people used to all the new technologies and therefore more demanding of this type of solution., explains Sandrine Taffary, nurse coordinator at the Saint-Louis nursing home.

How can physical activity preserve pensioner’s independence ?

Regular physical activity does not guarantee that all the changes in your health due to ageing will disappear. On the other hand, it is essential to maintaining good health throughout life.  Doing sport regularly helps to limit and slow down the loss of physical capacities, even to the point of postponing the risk of a person becoming dependent in later life by 10 to 12 years.  Even if you start doing it later in life, it still ensures that you have a greater chance of growing old in good health and thus preserving your independence for as long as possible.

Une activité physique pour repousser la dépendance

 

Older people sometimes prefer to avoid sporting activities for fear of causing incidents that could aggravate their state of health, such as the risk of falling, or aggravate their state of fatigue. But as surprising as it may seem, it’s good to know that sport and age go hand in hand. However, it is strongly advised to choose a sporting activity that suits your physical condition and to practice it regularly.

 

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Feedback: Sunday Play App tested and approved by the Clerc de Molières nursing home.

Since the beginning of the health crisis, Telegrafik has been supporting healthcare institutions and making its solutions available to them, some of them free of charge. As a result, the Clerc de Molières nursing home in Tarascon has benefited from Sunday Play, an application that allows residents to stay connected with their families by receiving news via photos and videos.

 

After three weeks of use, the application was very popular with residents, but also with professionals, “…Today our residents and their families can’t do without it”, explains Clémence Battista, from the EHPAD’s activities department.

Sunday Play saves facility staff time, with a single tool for managing messages received from families, and allows them to be a daily comfort for the residents.

In this interview, discover the feedback on Sunday Play within the Clerc de Molières nursing home, delivered by Clémence Battista, an activities leader at the establishment.

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Daily life in care homes during the Covid-19 crisis

It has now been a few days since lockdown began to be eased but vigilance and caution remain the watchwords in establishments for the elderly. Measures taken at the very beginning of the crisis are now becoming increasingly flexible in order to take greater account of the welfare and social needs of residents.

A course of action adopted quickly

 

Even before receiving the official protocol from the Ministry of Solidarity and Health concerning the rules of conduct and safety to be adopted, the management of some retirement homes or nursing homes had already begun to implement effective protection measures. Since then, a new policy has been put in place in order to limit the risks as much as possible: controlling visits, compulsory wearing of masks, questionnaire to be filled in by families, checking symptoms in visitors such as taking their temperature, as well as distributing very precise instructions to staff.

Other establishments have taken additional measures : controlling entrances/exits, installing an infrared thermometer, reducing visiting hours and limiting them to one visitor at a time per resident. Care homes have taken the lead on a massive scale, acting quickly and applying relatively strict guidelines to limit possible contamination.

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Press Release : KINE-SIM – a solution for the rehabilitation of patients recovering from Covid-19

Telegrafik, the exclusive distributor of the KINE-SIM in France, offers a solution to Healthcare establishments (nursing homes, Follow-up Care and Rehabilitation Establishments, etc.) to support the rehabilitation of Covid-19 patients, following their admission to an intensive care unit.

At a time when physiotherapists are and will be particularly sought after to look after the rehabilitation of these patients, the KINE-SIM proves to be a real relay to the work of the medical teams.

The KINE-SIM : a relay for physiotherapists in the rehabilitation of Covid-19 patients

When physiotherapy departments are overloaded in the coming weeks, our KINE- SIM solution can take over their work in the coming weeks.” , explains Carole Zisa-Garat, founder of Telegrafik. “This device, which uses simulation and virtual reality technology to help people age well, is a real asset in the current economic crisis.” , she adds.

Telegrafik distributeur francais Kinesiq Kine-SIMThe device, which is installed in health care facilities within Aftercare and Rehabilitation Departments (SSR) and retirement homes, provides motivating sports activities and thus supports the work of caregivers.

An all-in-one exercise device for rehabilitation and maintenance of functional independence, the KINE-SIM supports the work of physiotherapy departments and improves the quality of life and physical condition of vulnerable people, while differentiating itself in particular through a playful and therefore motivating approach.

It is also the only device combining two motorised force plates that can move the user in synchronisation with a multitude of multimedia scenarios, working on balance, motorskills, orthopaedics and cognitive abilities all at the same time.

SUNDAY: THE SOLUTION FOR KEEPING RESIDENTS CONNECTED WITH EASE

The current health crisis has had a major impact on the daily lives of our elderly people. Retirement homes and nursing homes bring together people who are at high risk of infection. As a result, family visits were quickly banned or highly restricted. Many residents have been struck by loneliness, not always understanding the reasons for this abrupt isolation, or why they can no longer see their loved ones.

In this context, Telegrafik has decided to bring joy and good humour to care homes by making the Sunday solution available to them free of charge. The application allows residents to stay connected with their families by receiving news via photos and videos.

 

How does it work?

Telegrafik supports the establishments in the set-up of the solution, and then its use.

First of all, you need to download the application on your tablet or smartphone. Then simply create an account for each resident and invite their relatives to join the group. The relatives can then send messages, photos and videos to their elderly loved one to keep them up to date with what is happening in their lives, share their adventures.  Thanks to new technologies, distance is no longer an obstacle to communication!

By activating the “PLAY” mode, it is possible for the resident to view all shared moments at once, from his room or apartment, in order to enjoy each moment as often as they wish.

 

Practical solutions to maintain resident morale

This tool saves time for the establishment’s staff, with a single device for managing messages received from families, and provides daily comfort for residents.

The application makes it possible to set up a new part of their daily routine that will be full of emotions!

It is well known that loneliness has serious consequences for the health of the elderly, both physically and psychologically. One thing is certain: a family presence is crucial, sometimes even vital to the well-being of elderly people.

Today, technology offers solutions that are increasingly simple to use, easy to install and that guarantee data protection. On top of that, it allows care homes to take care of their residents, put a smile back on their faces and let them know that we are always thinking of them. Tech-Care!

CONFEE: THE TRACEABILITY SOLUTION FOR ACTING QUICKLY AND LIMITING RISKS

Residential institutions for elderly people are particularly affected by the implementation of measures to deal with the current health crisis.
At this time, Telegrafik is supporting them and providing them with a health crisis management tool, 100% free of charge.

Confee is an application that relies on the traceability of comings and goings and interactions in the establishment, as well as the tracking of symptoms of staff, visitors, caretakers and residents. This solution is of particular interest in establishments with people who are highly exposed to the risk of contamination, such as nursing homes or the retirement homes.

Traceability: an essential element of risk control

Indeed, the application allows to have, in real time, a follow-up monitoring of residents as well as staff.

The history of encounters and contact makes it possible to understand the origin of the possible spread of a virus in the event that someone is infected, and therefore to act accordingly. The staff of the establishment are then immediately alerted, saving precious time in the implementation of adapted measures.

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Telegrafik is supporting you during Covid-19

 

Telegrafik is committed to supporting its partners and customers in these difficult times. After noting their more specific needs in these complicated times, Telegrafik chose to put some of its solutions that could be useful to both professionals and families at the forefront, and to offer them price discounts.

 

 

A health crisis management application, totally free*

It allows the health of residents to be protected and health risks to be controlled by reinforcing the traceability of the virus within establishments that accommodate the elderly.

A photo and video sharing application, totally free*

This tool allows residents to overcome the lack of connection with their loved ones, especially in this period of lockdown, through virtual exchanges with their families and much more.

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Press release : Telegrafik: solutions to overcome the isolation of the elderly during quarantine, at home and in nursing homes (Ehpad)

Based on artificial intelligence, the Otono-me solutions for private homes and residential institutions for elderly dependent people (Ehpad), i.e. Nursing homes, help to overcome the isolation of the elderly during quarantine and to take over from caregivers.

In the current crisis, Telegrafik chooses to offer the Otono-me box to its new customers. The start-up has just announced that they have fund raised a 1 million euros to speed up its development. Telegrafik ensures the continuity of its services to install new devices at its customers’ premises, while respecting barrier gestures.

Otono-me: break the isolation at home and participate in taking over from the care staff in nursing homes

Our Otono-me system is proving to be a real alternative at a time where people are even more isolated than usual and where the amount of staff in healthcare institutions is often reduced.” , says Carole Zisa-Garat, founder of Telegrafik. “They allow us to watch over dependent people from a distance. 

Based on advanced algorithms, the Otono-me device installed in the living area allows the detection of any anomaly which reassures the family and sends alerts when intervention is necessary. A solution that, among other things, fosters support for elderly people at home, in the current context of nursing homes often finding themselves in a fragile state.

In the same way, Otono-me Edao is proving to be a real support for health care personnel in health care institutions. The solution alerts teams in the event of a problem and brings them some comfort and respite. “We are currently working on the detection of rapid changes in behaviour that can be induced by pathologies such as COVID-19. The studies are not complete yet but they look promising.” 

Strict measures to equip people at home or in care homes during Covid-19

To avoid taking any risks and to respect the health regulations in force, Telegrafik has strengthened its measures to be able to remotely equip homes or care homes.

In people’s homes, we have implemented strict procedures to set up our solutions, without coming into contact with dependent people.” , says Carole Zisa-Garat. In order to eliminate contact, gloves, masks, hydro-alcoholic gel and isolated intervention are all used when attending to occupants within the household.

In terms of care homes, Telegrafik relies on existing personnel for the installation of sensors. “We leave the equipment on the steps of the establishments and then guide the teams how to set it up, remotely of course” explains Carole Zisa-Garat.

Free services in several French departments

In several departments of France, Telegrafik participates in projects aimed at making its solutions available to the elderly free of charge, with a view to making its services accessible to as many people as possible. This is currently the case in Haute-Garonne and Seine-Saint-Denis. Families interested in the project can contact the Telegrafik teams directly.

To date, 4,000 people have benefited from Telegrafik solutions in France and Europe.

How can connected solutions help to support the elderly and vulnerable?

As we currently find ourselves in an epidemic, the top priority is lockdown! We are strongly advised to avoid all gatherings, limit travel and physical contact. But in these times of crisis, what happens to our loved ones, the elderly or the vulnerable, who are forced to stay at home or in their care homes, in total isolation, in order to protect themselves from possible contamination?

Although this state of quarantine seems absolutely essential in the current context, it fuels our concerns about our elderly and isolated relatives.

At a time when monitoring vulnerable people is of paramount importance, we must remember that technology never fails to surprise us.

Since 2013, Telegrafik has been developing Smart Care connected solutions to accompany the elderly and frail in their daily lives and support professionals working in the sector. These are innovative technologies designed to help people age well, whether at home, in senior residences or in nursing homes.

To date, more than 4,000 people have benefited from these connected telecare solutions which have been fitted in 25 nursing homes.

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