Evaluation of an automated remote surveillance system for elderly persons living in EHPAD and UCC
Mr Pierre MÉRIGAUDa
The continued aging of the population (4 of 10 over 60 years old in 2030 in Limousin area) and the constant increase of mental disability and cognitive impairment imply to reconsider the care of dependent elderly people in terms of quality and safety of care. Therefore a nearby offer with a suitable and safe support in preventing the loss of autonomy of the dependent elderly can be proposed. The use of information and communications technology is a major issue in the prevention of autonomy loss and the deleterious consequences of care delays.
Issue: Assessment of a remote automated monitoring system (non-intrusive camera) dedicated to the elderly in retirement homes (accommodation for the dependent elderly) and UCC (cognitive behavioral unit); the system relies on innovative behavior-based technology enabling the detection of risk situations.
The implementation of this project will allow to measure the improvement in health and personal safety, as well as the financial impact for healthcare facilities.
Objectives of the action:
- Technology Assessment impacts on slowing progression of the patient dependency and accelerating its support in case of danger;
- Evaluation of the impact of technology on reassurance (and confidence) of family caregivers, on the quality and safety of care and accommodation
- Evaluation of technology's impact on the activity of health professionals (responsiveness early warning of hazards, behavior analysis...) and the evolution of organizations in medium and long stay geriatric units.
Keywords : aging, prevention, fall, autonomy, disability, ICT, users