In some occasions we have already written in this same blog about the risk that suppose the falls for the elderly at home. In many cases, the patient suffers loss of consciousness after the fall, which causes they cannot ask for help by themselves. For this reason, we must always provide the best technological solutions to older people so they can feel secure while continue living independently at their own home.
According to WHO data, falls at home are the second cause of worldwide mortality from accidental injuries, and those over 65 are the main victims of this type of accidents. There are 37.3 million falls annually that require medical attention.
In addition to age and sex (57% of victims of falls, are women), other risk factors are “underlying medical conditions, such as neurological, cardiac or other disabling conditions; side effects of medication, physical inactivity and loss of balance, particularly among older people; poor mobility, cognition, and vision, particularly among those living in an institution, such as a nursing home or chronic care facility; unsafe environments, particularly for those with poor balance and limited vision”.
The I-ATOM alarm transmitter functions as a conventional remote-control emergency button, but it also monitors its wearer’s activity on an ongoing basis and transmits an alarm when no activity is detected. In this way, users can be sure that in case of loss of consciousness the service of telecare will receive an alarm and proceed in the most efficient way.
Because of the low temperatures we are experiencing at this time, we all increase the temperature of our home thanks to the heating devices that modern housing offers.
However, increasing the use of heaters also increases the risk of fire. That’s why we want to introduce you to one of our alarms specially designed to detect fire, SMOKE and TEMP.
SMOKE and TEMP are two devices that are integrated into an advanced telecare system whereby the user’s home is monitored to avoid risk situations. Advanced telecare is a system designed to detect all types of emergencies in the home such as floods, falls or early fires, without the user having to press the alarm button to get help from the care services.
SMOKE is a detector sensitive to combustion products, both visible and invisible. Prepared for the detection of all types of fires, especially those that are in an incipient state. When SMOKE detects smoke in a room of the house, it will emit a visual and audible warning to alert the user. At the same time, it will send an alarm to the care services so that, if necessary, emergency services will be sent to the user’s home.
When there is vapour or excess of dust, SMOKE cannot be used, it is the TEMP temperature rise detector that will alert about dangerous situations.
As all our devices, SMOKE and TEMP have been tested to guarantee their reliability.
There is no doubt about the importance of social networks in the development of a company. In fact, social networks not only serve to improve the brand image, but also as a communication channel with customers and distributors. That is why we have been working on our corporate image in the digital world for many years, and through hard work and perseverance we have ensured that our brand image is a leader, compared with our competitors, accumulating thousands of followers in our social networks.
By developing quality content, very innovative, we have reached 2,400 followers on Facebook and we need to add another 1,300 on Twitter. This presence in the networks allows us to increase the traffic to our website and thus, not only to publicize our products and services, but also opens a channel for us to contact our customers to resolve their doubts and provide them with quality information.
If you want to take a look:
Google Plus: plus.google.com/+NeatGroup
Twitter (Spanish): @GrupoNEAT
Twitter (English): @Neat_Group
This has been a fantastic year for Neat Group and it was because all of you: our staff who everyday work to help the company grow, our partners that distribute our devices worldwide and of course our customers who prefer our products.
That is why we would like to thank you and wish you all a very happy Christmas.
Neat Group was present at the conference entitled “People-centered care in the field of dementias”, which was held last October 18 in the State Reference Center for care and intervention with people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their families (CRE Alzheimer) located in the pretty city of Salamanca.
The conference was given by the expert gerontologist Teresa Martínez who focused on the model of care centered on the person and its application in dementias.
This model was explained as a “more rational and fairer approach where the dignity and the defense of the autonomy of the person are defended and where great importance is given to the knowledge of the habits of the person living in the nursing home, -which is called ‘life history´- involving the relatives very directly and obtaining very beneficial results for the elderly”, “José Luis Barroso, Key Account Manager from Neat Group, told us, after his active participation in the conference.
Neat Group has always opted for a care model in which patient is the protagonist, and for this reason we have developed solutions as our dementia system that facilitate the attention of the users improving their autonomy within the nursing home.
You can see the video of the conference below (spanish):
The D-POS, belonging to the Wandering Solution, and the TREX system were exhibited at the XII National Congress of Lares, on October 19, 20 and 21, in the city of Toledo (Spain).
All the activities of the event, from talks, workshops and exhibitions of technological solutions revolved around the slogan ‘Management for the Common Good’.
During the development of the congress, hundreds of people visited our stand to obtain more information about our solutions and dozens of them offered their contact information because they felt extremely interested in installing our products in their care centers.
In addition, Neat sponsored the signage of the event, which made it easier for visitors to access all the activities and venues of the event.
Lares is an association that groups 17 autonomous associations with 1,050 centers and services throughout Spain. This association pursues the objective of improving the quality of life of the elderly through the personalization of direct care, the training of professionals and the search for funding and assistance.
Today, November 16th, is the World Day against Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, better known as COPD, the fourth deadly disease causing more than three million deaths annually worldwide.
The initiative is organized by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, who this year chose the theme “Breathe in the Knowledge,” to emphasizes the meaningful actions patients can take to improve their respiratory health, at any stage, even before a COPD diagnosis.
COPD is a disease that obstructs the airway in a progressive and irreversible way causing a decrease in respiratory capacity, which causes a significant loss of quality of life and, if not treated properly, can lead the patient death.
Although there is treatment for almost any stage of the disease, early diagnosis is important when you want to cure it, so it is essential to note that the disease can be detected with a simple painless test performed with a spirometer and make the population aware those attitudes such as smoking, even with the popular e-cigarettes, are extremely damaging for lungs.
COPD particularly affects older adults, as a study by the University of Melbourne has shown, suffering from this disease increases the likelihood of falls. This is why it is important to be cared and feel safe at all times and able to, in the event of a fall or an asthma attack, quickly contact emergency services, so telecare is a fantastic tool for the care of these patients.
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