Feedback: Otono-me – The connected solution for watching over a family member remotely.

At Telegrafik, we are committed to bringing real added value to care for elderly and vulnerable people by guaranteeing safety for them and peace of mind for their families on a daily basis. In several French departments (mainland and overseas), we are deploying projects aimed at making our solutions available to senior citizens free of charge on a trial basis for several months, in order to make our services accessible to as many people as possible. It is against this background that Rosa M. chose to protect her mother-in-law with Otono-me and told us about her experience as a caregiver.

 

Rosa M. – daughter-in-law of Jacqueline D., protected by the service since April 2019, in the department of Aisne

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DAPHNE: AÉSIO SANTÉ’S REINFORCED HOME SUPPORT SYSTEM

dispositif d’accompagnement renforcé à domicile - Personnes âgées heureuses

 

As the majority of French people age, they want to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. It would be ideal to be able to benefit at home from services equivalent to those offered in a nursing home. AÉSIOSanté and other FNMF (Fédération Nationale de la Mutualité Française) mutualist players are developing a reinforced home support system. At AESIO SANTÉ, this device is called DAPHNÉ. Its objective is to offer an alternative to the EHPAD by bringing security, comfort, well-being, care, accompaniment… to the homes of people wishing to remain at home. What exactly is it about? What is at stake? What role does technology play?

 

 

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Helping people with Alzheimer’s to stay at home

Maintenir à domicile les personnes souffrant d'alzheimerrEnabling people with Alzheimer’s disease to continue living in their own homes is a real challenge, particularly in the face of the issues that accompany this disease.

60% of people with Alzheimer’s live at home: for relatives, this is a major source of anxiety, hence the need for reassurance.
In the early stages of the disease, relatives are very involved, and their support helps to slow down the disease’s progression and optimises care.

 

 

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What arrangements can be made to enable elderly people to remain safely at home?

90% of elderly people want to grow old at home, and this is a major challenge, as homes are often no longer suitable for elderly people who are losing their independence.

Keeping older people at home is a key factor in well-being and ageing well. Being able to maintain one’s lifestyle is an advantage for preserving mental health in elderly people, as Dr. Homehr of the Toulouse Teaching Hospital testifies: “As an EHPAD coordinating doctor, this is something I know very well. This morning I was doing an entry for a 92-year-old gentleman, who lived alone in his home, 6th floor with lift, and he had a stroke. His children were not exactly close by; it was getting complicated. He found himself institutionalised because of course he was afraid of walking and afraid of falling, and as soon as he came in, he said to me: “You know, Doctor, I was so happy at home! I’ve been living in retirement for 25 years, I had my little habits, I was comfortable at home. But I understood, I have to… ” He decided, he said to himself “I have to”. He’s got all his wits about him, he used to be a weather engineer.”

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A new role for the EHPAD at home, the “Autonomy Advisor”

“In France, the EHPAD has been based on a very industrial model of organisation for the last forty or fifty years, and the human approach has been eroded over time. The aim is to put the individual back at the heart of the organisation, to break the industrial mould and organise the work to suit the person and not the other way round,” says Ladislas de Cours, whom we interviewed in his capacity as Director South, SGMR Les Opalines.
The home EHPAD is undergoing a major transformation, and the organisation and coordination of everyone involved must be embodied in structures. Through a call for projects, Ladislas de Cours is trying to create a new position in the home care sector, known as the Autonomy Advisor.

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It is an ethical company that makes an impact

“Telegrafik offers connected solutions for making the process of ageing comfortable, whether at home, in an old people’s home or in an EHPAD […]

Our job is to inform families or carers if something happens. It is an ethical company that makes an impact […] More globally, our shareholders are affected. This is what drives us every day.”

The challenges and key points of home care

Directeur des opérations - Les Opalines Sud
Directeur des opérations - Les Opalines Sud

The EHPAD is undergoing a major transformation, it must reinvent itself in order to be adapted to new diseases and guarantee better care”, explains Ladislas de Cours, Operations Director South at SGMR Les Opalines. In particular, in order to respond to the need for groups of EHPADs to set up more and more services geared towards care at home.

Why home care supported by an EHPAD resource?

To get a better understanding of the issues raised by these new approaches, we interviewed the Operations Director South of SGMR Les Opalines in Nîmes. Specialising in traditional EHPADs, its vision is one of rapid rediscovery of independence for elderly people and a return home after a stay in am EHPAD: Read more

83% of elderly people report that they feel more reassured.

“83% of elderly people report that they feel more reassured. The loved ones gain peace of mind on a daily basis. […]

Mentalities are changing, the younger old people of today will be the old people of tomorrow, and they are people used to all the new technologies and thus more likely to demand this type of solution”.

The device has allowed a 47.9% reduction in costs incurred

“The Otono-me EDAO & EHPAD solution is based on a video monitoring device installed in residents’ rooms. It is the only solution validated by a Hospital Clinical Research Programme: […]

The device has allowed a 15% reduction in the incidence of serious falls and a 47.9% reduction in costs incurred”.