Image-based care is becoming increasingly prominent in (home) care organizations. Although there are still many questions about the digitization of care, more and more care managers and care professionals see the advantages of care at a distance. Imaging care, in particular, offers many benefits. Imaging care is also enthusiastically received by clients – the elderly. Because thanks to the increased frequency of contact, the elderly feel less lonely.
1. Video care in the municipality of Losser
In collaboration with the municipality of Losser, Zorggroep Sint Maarten, and Home Instead Enschede, Memory Lane started a project whereby vulnerable elderly people – living at home and in a nursing home – would receive a Memory Lane CareScreen to decrease loneliness and increase self-reliance.
“Memory Lane is a trial, in which we make thirty tablets available with functions developed to reduce loneliness and support care,” says Losser alderman Anja Prins. “For example, with the daily schedule, exercise or taking medication. And, of course, it allows the elderly to contact family members or a care provider. An extra nice feature, in my opinion, is that you can create a photo album to bring back memories together.” (Source: tubantia.nl)
In the end, it is all about the quality of care. With the Memory Lane CareScreen, the quality of life of the elderly is increased, elderly people can continue to live at home for longer, and the workload of care professionals is considerably reduced. A win-win situation for everyone.
Watch the video about the introduction of the Memory Lane CareScreen in the municipality of Losser.
2. Video care at Home Instead Thuisservice home care organization
The ambition of Home Instead is clear: ‘Elderly care must and can be different.’ They have demonstrated that they dare to think and act differently by fully embracing the possibilities of digitization in home care.
Founder of Home Instead Nederland Eric Kindt: “We expect the corona crisis to continue to grip us at least for the next few months, causing social isolation of seniors. We want to do our bit to preserve the much-needed joie de vivre of the elderly as much as possible. Therefore, we are offering all our clients the opportunity to use a Memory Lane CareScreen for 12 months, completely free of charge.” (Source: HomeInstead.nl)
The Memory Lane CareScreen makes it possible for the elderly to contact Home Instead care professionals remotely. That is not the only thing. Family caregivers, family, friends, and acquaintances can indirectly call through the CareScreen using the handy Memory Lane App. Calling on-screen is thus experienced as a relief by the elderly, reducing the loneliness among this vulnerable target group. Besides that, the Memory Lane CareScreen offers a lot of fun, extra entertainment functions. Caregiver Hetty has set a nice family picture as a screensaver for her mother. Hetty’s mother has been living with Alzheimer’s for 10 years. Thanks to the Memory Lane screen, she has a daily sense of security.
3. Annie van Klaveren no longer wants to do without image care
Annie van Klaveren is 94 years old and lives in a ‘Comfort home’ for seniors in Rotterdam. This home is equipped with modern and user-friendly technology to allow the elderly to live independently at home for as long as possible. And the Memory Lane CareScreen is part of this.
Annie has the Memory Lane CareScreen in her living room. Especially looking at photos and retrieving (childhood) memories is what she finds fantastic. She is amazed how her son can remotely add pictures to her CareScreen through the Memory Lane App. This way, Annie can see new photos all the time. The video call is still a bit uncomfortable, but it is only a matter of time before she gets used to it. The Memory Lane CareScreen is an enrichment for Annie’s home. It will definitely enable her to live independently for longer. A phone call to her son via the Memory Lane CareScreen is a piece of cake. (Source: Maxmagazine.nl)
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