Category Archives: Assistive Technology

Benefits of Robotic Pets for Elderly Care Home Residents? (International Journal of Older People Nursing)

Summary A systematic review has examined the evidence on the reported advantages of robopets (defined as small animal-like robots with the appearance and behavioural characteristics of pets) and the effects of robopets on the mental health and well-being of older … Continue reading

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Recently Published Resources on Falls Prevention – In the Community and in Hospitals (BMJ / NHS Improvement / NIHR / JAMA Internal Medicine)

Summary There are uncertainties about the effectiveness of environmental interventions to reduce risk of falls among older persons living in the community. A BMJ systematic review covers the options, coming down in favour of occupational therapist-led environment risk assessments and … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Hospitals, Assistive Technology, Commissioning, Community Care, Falls, Falls Prevention, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, International, Management of Condition, National, NHS, NHS Improvement, NICE Guidelines, NIHR, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Quick Insights, Royal College of Physicians, Systematic Reviews, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chief Medical Officer’s Report: Health 2040 – Better Health Within Reach (DHSC / BBC News)

Summary The latest annual report from Professor Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England expects a health revolution (sic), with a more prominent re-positioning of healthier lifestyles in society, by 2040: “The environment we live in must … Continue reading

Posted in Assistive Technology, BBC News, Commissioning, Community Care, Department of Health, Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), In the News, Integrated Care, Management of Condition, Mental Health, National, NHS, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Public Health England, Quick Insights, Standards, Statistics, Systematic Reviews, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Robotics in Social Care (Houses of Parliament Library POST Note PN 591)

Summary A recent Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) research briefing note covers the potential impact of robotics on the costs and quality of social care. It explores all aspects of the possible uses of robots in social care. Full Text … Continue reading

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Home Care in England: a King’s Fund Review (King’s Fund)

Summary A King’s Fund report investigates problems in the commissioning of adult social care with a focus on home care. Issues under consideration include: Recruitment and retention of home care staff. Reductions in fees paid for council commissioned home care. … Continue reading

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Review of Assistive Technology (NIHR / BBC News)

Summary An National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded themed review on the application of assistive technologies covers many interventions, including technology in the home, use of remote monitoring systems and the design of better environments for older people. Full … Continue reading

Posted in Assistive Technology, Commissioning, Community Care, Falls Prevention, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Integrated Care, Management of Condition, National, NIHR, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Quick Insights, Telecare, Telehealth, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Evaluation of the Guinness Partnership Dementia Project (Housing LIN / Guinness Partnership)

Summary The Housing LIN conducted an independent evaluation of progress (on the part of the Guinness Partnership) towards becoming a dementia-friendly housing organisation. “ …dementia-friendly thinking is a part of our day-to-day approach”. (p.2) Full Text Link Reference Independent evaluation … Continue reading

Posted in Assistive Technology, Charitable Bodies, Commissioning, Community Care, Enhancing the Healing Environment, Falls Prevention, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Housing, Housing LIN, Integrated Care, Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, National, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Person-Centred Care, Personalisation, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, Standards, Telecare, UK, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment