As the world advances into a more digital culture, our attention slowly turns to the elderly and vulnerable. Further hampered by Covid-19, many older adults have almost no contact with the world beyond their walls. Digital homecare is an excellent way of supporting vulnerable persons living at home.
How Does Digital Homecare Work?
Digital homecare is a non-invasive method of ensuring elderly and vulnerable persons have access to remote help on the go. Doing so helps ensure that they can continue to live in their homes for as long as they wish. Older adults now have access to discrete, non-invasive monitoring by leveraging technology and skilled teams.
This service includes discrete alerts when immediate help is required and access to communication with family. Service providers are instantly alerted when there is a fall or other injury, and users of this service get regular reminders to take medication or perform other scheduled routines. Other features of this service include smoke alerts and alarms. The possibility is endless.
A Future Of Possibilities
Digital homecare introduces immense possibilities. The first stage will be scaling the hurdle of accessibility for persons living in remote places. The EU co-funded Connected for Health project is already working on this, deploying open-access fibre cables to rural areas. Financially sustainable business models are also being developed to ensure that the vulnerable have access to a better quality of life.