Dementia, a public health priority

Dementia is a disease, usually chronic, which affects memory, thinking, orientation, comprehension, calculation, language and learning capacity. Although, in many cases it is related to age, dementia is not a normal consequence of aging.

Dementia is one of the main causes of disability and dependency among the elderly around the world. The consequences of the disease can be distressing not only for patients, but also for their caregivers and relatives who suffer its effects indirectly because, as the World Health Organization points out “the impact of dementia on carers, family and societies can be physical, psychological, social and economic”.

NEAT supports these growing challenges using the D-POS dementia system. This lightens care assistants’ workloads and allows patients to have freedom.

Key facts about dementia by WHO:

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Merry Christmas!

2018 has been a great year for our company again and we, the staff of Neat Group, are very grateful to all those who make possible for this project to continue growing.

Wish you all the best this holiday season and throughout the year, Merry Christmas!

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Neat sponsors the VIII Socio-health Forum SENDA

SENDA Group and the Council of Social Policies and Family of the Community of Madrid, with the sponsorship of Neat Group, celebrated on November 14, the VIII Socio-health Forum SENDA. In this professional meeting, which took place at the Alzheimer Center Reina Sofía Foundation, in Madrid, the benefits of socio-health coordination for active aging and comprehensive and personalized care for the elderly were addressed. In addition, it became clear how technology can become an ally to achieve the necessary humanization.

The event was inaugurated by the Deputy Minister of Social Policies and Family, Miriam Rabaneda; the president of Grupo SENDA, Matilde Pelegrí, and the CEO of Neat, Arturo Pérez Kramer.

Kramer explained that the digitalization of the sector has a relevant role in achieving socio-health coordination, offering important opportunities to improve the care of the elderly both in their homes and in the residences.

The manager of the Madrid Social Services Agency (AMAS), Carlos Blanco, exposed the strategic plans developed by the AMAS to the professionals of the socio-health sector and went deeply into the 2017-2020 Nursing Homes Plan, which aims to improve the quality of care for elderly people and in a situation of dependency found in the centers of the city of Madrid.

For his part, Gonzalo Castellanos, director of sales of the Southern Area of Europe and America of Neat, said that digital transformation could be applied in the socio-health sector with the objective of achieving comprehensive care, focused on the person, a coordination of services, good practices, proximity services and promotion of autonomy. In addition, Castellanos said that “although it seems contradictory, technology is necessary when we want to humanize services.”

Finally, different personalities from the socio-health sector shared with the attendees from their professional experience the future opportunity that implies an active and healthy aging.

Matilde Pelegrí, president of the SENDA Group, and Carlos González Pereira, general director of Care for Dependency and the Mayor of the Community of Madrid, closed this professional day.

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This is how the eHealth solution developed by Neat works

Our online management platform offers greater efficiency and quality of care.

eSalud eHealthWithin the immense range of possibilities and applications that the digital world encompasses are telemedicine services. In this field, Neat has already come a long way thanks to the development of solutions designed to offer a personalized attention plan, aimed at promoting self-care, prevention of chronic diseases and the integration of social and health services.

Our personalized care plans are integrated into a cloud-based platform and are managed from the care centers.

Our telehealth solution is based on a series of sensors and a device with which the patient, in his own home, can take his vital signs measurements and send the results wirelessly to the cloud in a safe way where the health professional can consult them anywhere.

Neat telemedicine solutions are prepared to prevent, detect and control risk situations at all levels that define models such as the Kaiser Permanente Pyramid: high complexity patients, high-risk patients, chronic patients, as well as the rest of the population.

Advantages:

  • Cost-effectiveness, adherence to treatment and empowerment of patients
  • Event management: vital signs measurements, follow-up calls, reminder of medication taking
  • Data security and accessibility from anywhere and at any time
  • Portability
  • Agility in decision making
  • Reduction of workload of health professionals

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Neat attended the XIII National Congress of Lares in Madrid

Lares 4With the aim of promoting their technological solutions and being an active part of the efforts to improve the quality of life of people, Neat participated in the XIII National Congress of Lares that took place in the city of Madrid from October 24 to 26, 2018, under the motto “Committed to Good Work”.

The congress had a large commercial exhibition area where Neat showed its residential care systems in booth number 4, accompanied by dozens of social economy entities and companies related to the social care sector.

Juan Vela Caudevilla, president of Lares Asociación, said that the objective of this congress is to make it “the most important event in the sector”.

Also, Vela explained that on this occasion the organizing committee worked “on innovation and plurality to offer a different congress that meets the expectations of all those who, in one way or another, are involved in the sector of care for dependence»; to this end, a “first-level scientific committee was formed, made up of different experts and professionals from all areas of attention and management”, who programmed more than 20 specialized workshops “and different itineraries, with the aim of deeply addressing the areas of direct care and dependency management».

During the event, fundamental issues were addressed such as bioethics at the end of life, the development of good practices, therapeutic feeding, person-centered care, leadership of the elderly in society, the current demographic situation, national strategies for an active aging, the importance of caretakers, among others.

This event of professionals from the sector welcomed more than 600 attendees.

Lares is an organization in which three entities coexist: Federation, Foundation and Association that share the objective of improving the quality of life of the elderly, the dependent, disabled and at risk of social exclusion people through the personalization of the direct attention, training of professionals and search for financing.

Lares has 17 regional associations that bring together 1,050 centers and services throughout Spain.

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10 ways to look after your mental health

450 million people around the world suffer some kind of mental illness. Older people, dependents and carers are among the risk groups. Between 10% and 15% of people over 65 are affected by depression and anxiety. Loneliness makes this situation worse.

To raise awareness of mental health problems, October 10th was established as International Mental Health Day.

At Neat Group, we have developed a simple infographic, based on the recommendations of the Mental Health Foundation, to remember some simple tips to look after your mental health in later life

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Neat promotes digitalization in an international congress focused on the challenge of ageing

Ageing and DependencyNeat Group participated in the second edition of the Intersectoral Congress of Ageing and Dependency: “A new look at the evidence”, held in the city of Jaén, Spain. During the event, Luis Alberto Pascua Rodrigo, Head of Sales of Assisted Living of Neat (SE&A) gave a talk entitled Digitalization, the new social way of getting connected.

Pascua Rodrigo highlighted the multiple advantages of digital technology in the socio-health sector, with special emphasis on connectivity, security, access to information at any time and from anywhere, optimizing costs, more time for care and the great possibility of creating customized care plans.

This international congress aims to be a vehicle for exposing the innovative ideas of different agents, who successfully address the challenges of this demographic change, through creative programs and innovative research and offering a space for reflection and active participation to the elderly, since they are the protagonists of this congress.

It was the ideal space to talk about different thematic lines such as decent ageing as citizens’ right; technology at the service of care, key factors in the promotion of personal autonomy, etcetera.

More than 400 people attended the event, including different personalities from the social health sector.

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