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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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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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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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HOW DOES KINE-SIM IMPROVE THE ELDERLY’S INDEPENDENCE ?

KINE-SIM, a balance and motor skills exercise device that incorporates entertainment technologies. It is primarily designed for rehabilitation and maintaining functional autonomy. The KINE-SIM is available to Suite Care and Rehabilitation services as well as senior residences in order to offer residents motivating exercises adapted to each person’s abilities.  

The primary objective of KINE-SIM is to improve the quality of life and the physical condition of frail or elderly people. For the past year, I’ve suffered from pain in my hip…I was always told there was nothing I could do, that it was just old age osteoarthritis […] I come regularly […] I think the exercises are good […] I’m really happy to see the machine here because it’s a plus for us, it gives us a better quality of life, it’s all there,” says Eugenie Bouchard, Resident at the Ambiance residence, Groupe Maurice, Montreal.

Entertaining and varied exercises

KINE-SIM uses simulation and virtual reality technology by incorporating a playful and interactive aspect. It is based on the simulation of real-life scenarios that users can customise according to their interests. “It helps me to stand upright […] to stand up straight, […] we can walk, we can ski […] it’s a good machine,” says Simon Descaries, a KINE-SIM user.

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PRESS RELEASE – EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT BETWEEN TELEGRAFIK AND KINESIQ

Telegrafik becomes the exclusive distributor of KINE-SIM on the French market

Telegrafik and Kinesiq announce an exclusive agreement for the distribution of KINE-SIM on the French market by Telegrafik, an innovative balance and motor exercise device.

Telegrafik is a French company specialised in Smart Care, particularly known for its connected solutions for seniorsKINESIQ is a Canadian company specialising in innovative physical and neurological rehabilitation equipment.

Telegrafik distributeur francais Kinesiq Kine-SIMThe KINÉ-SIMKINESIQ‘s flagship product, will exclusively appear on the Telegrafik stand at the Salon AGE3 to be held in Paris, this Thursday, February 6th. Visitors will be able to test it there!

Already approved across the Atlantic: the KINE-SIM has notably been adopted by the leader in senior residences in the United States, and is now available on the French market thanks to Telegrafik.

Present on three continents,  KINE-SIM from KINESIQ is the best all-in-one exercise device for rehabilitation and maintenance of functional autonomy. It improves the quality of life and the physical condition of vulnerable people through a playful and therefore motivating approach . With its innovative technology, 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 balancemotorskillsorthopaedics and cognitive abilities all at the same time.

Do not hesitate to contact our team to discover KINE-SIM !

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT US: CAPITAL – NATIONAL ECONOMIC MAGAZINE

Published on 2019/12/20 – Constance de Cambiaire, Sébastien Pierrot, Claire Abé

“Whether in care, dependency or home help, there is no shortage of success stories for businesses dealing with people over 80.

The senior citizens sector concerns goods and services aimed at people over 80 years of age. The economy of the elderly might still “only weigh” €500 million, but “it will explode in the next fifteen years or so”, assures Frédéric Serrière, strategic advisor on demographic ageing issues. Indeed, according to INSEE, the number of super-senior citizens will exceed 6 million by 2035. With their focus on the health sector, these new businesses have a bright future ahead of them.”

Autonomy: Telegrafik
“Thanks to Otono-me and its fall prevention solution, this Toulouse-based start-up is dusting off the tele-assistance system. “Our sensors detect activity anomalies, for example, when someone is no longer standing up. That person’s relatives are notified via a mobile application”, explains 39-year-old founder Carole Zisa-Garat. The new company, which employs 13 people and turned over €1 million in 2017, is this year offering two new solutions for the general public, both reimbursed by mutual funds.”

Why Telegrafik lets you focus on your job: supporting your elderly patients or residents

When we come to set up a smart solution in a residence for senior citizens or a nursing home, we often say to you: “Focus on your job, we’ll take care of the technical side of things”.

Why?

Because we are committed to offering you Telegrafik’s comprehensive service. An appointed representative, an involved team, and most importantly, fully functioning devices for fall detection or preventing loss of autonomy.
From installation to commissioning, we set up everything you need for a service of the highest quality. Then, day and night, we ensure your solution continues to work: you receive alerts when a resident is struggling or needs to be seen by a doctor, and your data is recorded and analysed. We provide you with customer service and ensure your solution receives regular maintenance. In addition, we update your installation if your needs change.

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Design your IoT projects and get them up and running with Telegrafiklab

Telegrafik is the ideal partner to help you design your customised IoT projects and put them into practice. We support you at each stage of your projects with the help of Agile software development: DESIGN & THINK, TEST & LEARN and BUILD & RUN. The aim: Better respond to your customers’ needs in order to generate growth drivers and better profitability.

Here we have some feedback from a project with an insurance company, covering the first two phases: DESIGN & THINK and TEST & LEARN.

The idea: In practice, design and test a consumer solution designed to prevent loss of autonomy

Step 1 of the project consisted of defining the idea. To do this, we worked hand in hand with our partner’s teams. The aim: to have a precise vision of the needs of an insurance company and of the service expected by those it insures.

The chosen solution had to meet the following characteristics in particular, to be:

– accessible to the largest number of people, the general public, with high added value for carers
– attractive to a target audience of families with an elderly relative living alone at home
– able to alert carers automatically if there is a problem (e.g. falling, fainting) in their relative’s accommodation
– easily integrated into the care home
– a personalised smart-home system with a photo holder

We have chosen an idea that brings together safety monitoring, social bond and family communication:

Discreet sensors are installed in the elderly person’s accommodation. The carers can monitor the progression of the person’s daily activity through a smartphone application. They receive an alert in the event of a problem.

Plus, 1 to 3 photographs of the family sent by post every month.

Then the development was launched.
At the end of three months, the beta version solution was available.

This beta version included:

  • Android, iOS and web applications allowing carers to view what their relative is doing in their home and to send them photographs which are then printed and mailed.
  • a specific development with technology building blocks (bricks) enabling SMS alerts to be sent to the appropriate person at the right time in the event of a problem.
  • the physical design of a box containing the home automation part of the service and acting as a photo frame for the elderly person.

The solution was then implemented within families so that it could be tested in real conditions. For this step, families with an elderly relative living alone had to be recruited. We set up the service with elderly people and we ran it for four months.

At the end of this stage of the test, we sent out a qualitative satisfaction survey so as to have feedback on the service that was as precise as possible.

Feedback from families was very positive and the smartphone application was voted for by carers. In fact, 80% of carers used the application. They found this tool really useful and some used it daily to check that their relative’s activity was normal.

Testimonials: “It’s good to know if  she is at home, or if she has gone out for the day or longer...I can see how long she has spent in her room with just a quick glance”

Finally, more than half of carers were prepared to pay to continue using the service.

 

If you too have a IoT project and want to know more about what we can do, click here

Carole Zisa-Garat, winner of the Women’s Social Innovation Award at the “Women of the Economy” Award Ceremony

On the occasion of the 3rd Occitanie edition of the “Women of the Economy” Award Ceremony 2019, Carole Zisa-Garat was the winner of the Social Innovation Prize.

This event, dedicated to talented women in the Occitania region, rewards and shines a spotlight on women with an exemplary professional background who actively contribute to the economic development of their region.