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Health Connected Ltd

We build applications with people with dementia and their carers to help other carers, family and friends join activities and stay in touch. Our Remindmecare resource is used in hospitals and care homes. We plan to issue a revised application for users in Spring 2018. By building a profile of users we enable people with dementia to share their preferences, important moments and interests with carers, friends and family. Using the power of the internet we can assist people with dementia and their carers quickly find music, pictures and film that are important and to join in reminiscence activities. Our links to games, activities and events can build confidence and reduce isolation. Links to phone and tech encourage direct visual communication to celebrate events and stay in touch as well as access services through secure links.

Updated:
17 August 2017
Location:
London, National
Sectors:
Care, Communication, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Housing Sector, Local Authorities, Health
Local Alliances:
Camden 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?

  • Health Connected Ltd aims to support better lives for people with dementia and their carers by enabling:
  • access to tech that is simple to use and gives people access to a vast reservoir of music, film and pictures of interest
  • better communication and connections between people to improve understanding, care and services
  • better services in hospitals and care service providers to put people with dementia at the centre of delivery
  • service providers to pay attention to the preferences of people with dementia
  • everyone to share their stories with others and to participate in group and shared activities
  • support training and tech skills amongst carers
  • safeguard the interests and security of people with dementia.

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

  • The absence of resources for quality medical and social care, paternalistic care and complex procedures that can inhibit family engagement, staff having skills and commitment to offering quality services and procedures requiring people with dementia to constantly repeat their story, condition and preferences
  • Supporting carers, family and friends to use tech and share interests
  • Enabling local organisations to engage people with dementia and their carers safely and sustainably
  • Constraints on resources to support the provision of quality and cost effective services that value the interests and preferences of people with dementia

Member website

www.health-connected.com

2. Actions

  • Maximising access to the applications that we produce – making sure our systems are simple to use, safe and accessible

    Offering training, support and access to tech in partnerships with training providers and suppliers that is affordable and accessible to public agencies and individuals

    Status:
    Implementation
  • Supporting carers and staff to provide the best quality services

    We aim to offer training and support to people who care for people with dementia through training tools and accredited learning for both managers and staff

    Status:
    Implementation
  • Generating local partnerships that help people give time and resources to better care and support of people with dementia and their carers

    Enable Health Connected to share access to applications and resources by participation in local networks and supporters using tech and demonstrate the financial savings and improvements in care that can be achieved locally

     

    Status:
    Planning