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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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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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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.

These scenarios are recreated by plates that faithfully reproduce the movements of each foot and are perfectly synchronised with multimedia content to ensure complete immersion. Lire la suite