Health-Connected Ltd

RemindMeCare continuously learns and profiles the person, delivering services that match the needs of persons with dementia for whatever stage of the journey reached; from diagnosis to domiciliary carer, day care centre and care home, to the acute ward. Sourcing unlimited bespoke internet content RemindMeCare provides a technological ‘step change’ in the delivery of reminiscence therapy and entertainment, stimulating engagement and enhancing care. RemindMeCare’s management system includes secure family, community and local connectivity. For formal carers, care homes and wards RemindMeCare enhances person centered care, provides activities and entertainment and facilities improved care assessment and admin, family and CQC reporting. Offered globally to home carers on the freemium basis and to formal carers by monthly low prices subscription, RemindMeCare makes life easier and more fun for those with dementia and for businesses, reduces costs thereby providing a return for investing in tech to enhance person centred care delivery.

Updated:
10 February 2016
Location:
National
Sectors:
Care, Health
Local Alliances:
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

RemindMeCare provides a means to establish and safeguard the key events and achievements of a person with dementia’s life to date. ReMe supports the recently diagnosed to set out a repository of meaningful cultural and personal content. ReMe encourages better support of primary carers with an activity that invites wider family engagement and better informed carers. ReMe provides residential carers with a snap shot of topics that matter to the individual and a means of shared exploration that helps overcome the transition into an unfamiliar environment.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

We believe that people with dementia benefit from support in communication, particularly through shared activities with family, friends and carers where their knowledge and experience are celebrated. Health-Connected aims to bridge the cultural and generational differences that hinder discovery of the things we have in common. Computer technology is sometimes daunting and we keep our system and its goals simple to address the frustration, isolation and anxiety often associated with dementia.

Member website

www.remindmecare.com

2. Actions

  • Improve the Skills of the Dementia Care Workforce

    RemindMeCare (ReMe) enables carers to deliver enhanced person centred care through providing ReMe, a means to better know the person, to monitor their well-being and to undertake activities, such as reminiscence therapy, that are highly engaging and which inform family, carer and the care organisation.

    ReMe improves the skills of the dementia care workforce by developing and delivering high quality education programmes to staff across a range of dementia care settings and through the use of our approved trainer scheme.

    Status:
    Delivered

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    With the launch of RemindMeCare and the addition of new functionality, RemindMeCare (ReMe) enables carers that are not fully trained in dementia care to be better equipped to deliver person centred care, without the need for extensive training. ReMe's algorithms discover Life Story memories and likes and dislikes through the easy use of its software and a tablet, in a fun and productive manner. The system not only improves engagement between carer and the person cared for, but generates an increased sense of job satisfaction and self worth for the carer, thereby improving the care process.

  • Reduce the isolation experienced by people with dementia and their carers

    RemindMeCare (ReMe) improves the wellbeing of people with dementia and their primary carers by providing connectivity to, and engagement with, a wider circle of family members and formal carers. 

    Status:
    Delivery

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    New functionality will be launched at the end of January to enhance ReMe' capabilities.

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Even whilst being cared for in a home, residents can feel loneliness and increased understanding of their motivations, inner wellbeing and of the topics most likely to engage, can change the nature and calibre of the care process. ReMe is now available to assist in this process of enhancing person centred care.

  • Enable people with dementia to be heard

    Release tools to explore commonality and celebrate the individuality of people through familiar and engaging one to one and group activities that improve understanding. 

    Status:
    Implementation
  • Support formal carers

    Provide a simple means for community organisations and care homes to track established measures of mood, behaviour and independence in people with dementia. Extend this monitoring of well-being to family carers where appropriate. 

    Status:
    Implementation
  • Join the local Dementia Action Alliance and encourage others to do so

    We have joined the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames Dementia Action Alliance and tell others in the technology sector about it. We are looking to build a network locally to trial a number of dementia intiatives and so are keen to meet with anyone in Richmond actively involved in dementia care

    Status:
    Implementation

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New member.