The digital revolution continues to evolve among seniors to such an extent that we have been witnessing the deployment of connected health in EHPADs for several years now. IoMT is now invading senior living facilities, from remote consultation to the use of tablets and sensors to manage daily life. Connected health integrating remote assistance for the elderly has become an issue as much for the caregivers, actors of the sector, as for the residents.
Connected health in nursing homes
The evolution of home automation in EHPADs plays a key role in the support of residents. Technological innovation enhances the comfort of residents’ lives, promoting mobility and interaction with the outside world, as is the case with tablets.
These IoMT systems are also involved in strengthening mobility monitoring (fall prevention, anti-fugue security).
IoMTs optimize the monitoring of residents’ pathologies. Connected systems can detect any abnormal activity and alert if necessary to ensure a quick response.
Technological innovation at the service of all stakeholders: patients and caregivers
Among the technologies recently used in EHPAD, guaranteeing a more complete service and an optimized comfort of life for the users, one will quote:
- The pendant or connected bracelet worn day and night, which alerts in case of discomfort or fall by a simple pressure of the user. This sensor-covered technological innovation offers the possibility to monitor heart rate in real time or to analyze sleep cycles.
- The connected pillbox. It lights up when the medication is taken. If you forget, it alerts the nursing staff, thus avoiding any risk of overdose.
- The connected water glass. Specifically assigned to a particular resident, it indicates the amount of water drunk during the day. These systems monitor the patient’s hydration and provide an alert if there is a shortage during the day.
- Teleconsultation, or remote consultation by a doctor in the resident’s room, assists users by guaranteeing them direct and rapid care. These videoconferencing technologies facilitate prescription renewals and help detect pathologies, while limiting emergency room admissions, which are often a source of stress for the elderly.
Connected objects: what benefits for EHPAD?
Connected health integrating remote assistance for the elderly saves precious time for caregivers, while improving health prevention for seniors.
These innovations contribute to improving working conditions, a major challenge in the years to come. It optimizes time management by streamlining emergency interventions. The time saved can be allocated to other therapeutic actions.