Nursing home care connected solutions
Making life safe in the home – TELEGRAFIK
Connected glasses to combat dehydration
The innovative Auxivia solution prevents dehydration. Connected glasses allow for the monitoring and tracking of water intake.
The reliability of this technology reassures carers and professionals about the state of health of the elderly. They can check that the elderly person is well hydrated and not at risk of dehydration. Caregivers in nursing homes are reassured, as they have reliable data on which to base a good follow-up of the residents’ hydration.
How does it work?
The Auxivia solution prevents dehydration in dependent people. Thanks to connected glasses, the hydric data are reliable and automatically recorded.
The online platform
Glasses keep track of what has been drunk
Access to hydration data via the online platform
Adaptation of care
Service to fight dehydration
The glasses are used like normal glasses
Glasses light up to remind to drink
Glasses can be machine washed
Glasses only count water that has actually been drunk (not spilled)
Auxivia glasses are able to measure the actual quantities drunk. Their technology allows them to differentiate between gestures that correspond to drinking water (or other beverages) and those that reflect a spilled or thrown glass.
When the people being monitored have not drunk enough, a light system reminds them to drink. A technology that promotes autonomy.
Auxivia glasses are accompanied by beacons (worn, mobile or fixed) that automatically identify the resident using the glass.
The online platform
Ensures the traceability of water intake
Allows you to set a personalised hydration target
Alerts in case of insufficient hydration
Interfaces with your care or patient software
Connected via Bluetooth to a monitoring platform, the glasses send the data automatically to establish a reliable traceability of the elderly’s water intake. The platform allows a personalised hydration target to be set for each person being monitored, and alerts staff in the event of insufficient hydration. It also has the advantage of being able to interface with certain care and monitoring software.
For the nursing staff, the solution simplifies the monitoring of hydration which was, until now, mainly based on paper hydration monitoring sheets.
For a demonstration, contact us.
More answers to your questions
What are the benefits of these connected glasses?
The Auxivia connected glass is drop resistant, dishwasher safe – the sensors even detect washing cycles and the presence of stagnant water at the bottom of the glass – and has an ergonomic shape that is perfectly adapted to dependent elderly people.
The technology is based on caring, highlighting non-stigmatising regular hydration awareness: as staff in EHPADs where Auxivia technology has already been implemented have testified, residents often drink much less than they think.
The connected glass allows them to be gently reminded of their duty, without making them feel guilty, and with a beneficial approach for their perception of their abilities and the preservation of their autonomy.
Why a connected glass?
Many elderly people suffer from dehydration, whether in a nursing home or at home.
There are a number of reasons for this problem. These include difficulties in monitoring by staff in care homes or home hospital services:
- There is often a high turnover of staff in residential care facilities or home care services;
- Staff are often overloaded, which makes it difficult to monitor the water consumption of each person in care;
- Information on individual consumption is often incomplete (glasses spilled, emptied into a sink instead of being drunk, etc.).
A complicated diagnosis
Dehydration can also be difficult to diagnose. Water requirements are unique to each individual and vary according to weight, activity and health status. What is common to all is the sensation of thirst, which tends to diminish with age, making it difficult to express the need for water intake.
Age, as well as causing the ageing of the kidneys, also facilitates the appearance of illnesses such as diabetes or hypertension, whose treatment can have diuretic or laxative effects and lead to a state of dehydration without the person necessarily realising it.
The consequences of dehydration
Dehydration in the elderly can have serious consequences, such as an increased risk of falling: symptoms include fatigue, a drop in blood pressure, or a loss of alertness, all of which can lead to a fall.
Dehydration can also accelerate cognitive ageing, resulting in a deterioration of intellectual functions such as memory, attention, reasoning, language, spatial orientation and mood.
When dehydration is not compensated by an adequate intake of water, it can lead to the hospitalisation of the elderly person. Severe dehydration can also lead to coma and even death.