Tips to help the elderly stay safe in the summer heat

heat stroke elderly

We are in summer, when weather is warmer and we all enjoy of the sunny days, but sometimes the heat can be dangerous for people vulnerable to overheating. Heat strokes can be serious for some people if the proper precautions are not taken.

People who are over 75, people who have pre-existing condition, people with mobility issues and people on medication they are all vulnerable groups.

Here are some tips that aging adults can use to keep safe in summer:

  • Remember to drink water often
  • Avoid the hottest part of the day
  • Avoid alcohol and huge meals
  • Try to keep your house as cool as possible
  • Put on sunscreen and wear hats when you head out
  • Wear the right stuff like loose baggy clothes
  • Have a plan of action for getting help.

If you feel like you have been out in the sun too long, or you are just very hot and you feel dizzy, confused or shortness of breath, then get help. In these cases, it is important to know who to call to prevent medical problems from getting worse. Prepare a list of emergency phone numbers can be called to help quickly and if you fell sick and you are a telecare user, press the button on your device and ask for help.

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Neat attended the XVI National Convention of Lares

On June 5 and 6, Cáceres (Extremadura, Spain) hosted the XVI National Convention of Lares under the motto ‘We care with passion, we care with compassion’. More than a hundred people attended this meeting, aimed at reflecting on the future of long-term care in the 2030 horizon.

Lares is a federation made up of 17 regional associations that bring together 1,050 centers and services throughout Spain in which they attend to elderly, dependent, disabled and at risk of social exclusion people, under the prism of solidarity management.

The XVI National Convention had two presentations and two round tables that dealt with issues related to imminent demographic change and the future that social entities face and how they should adapt to change.

Neat had the opportunity both to promote its technological solutions of assisted living among the attendees, as well as to deepen the challenges of the social healthcare sector with the aim of being an active agent in the efforts to improve the quality of life of people.

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Patient-nurse call systems (III): D-SERVER + D-CALL II

Patient-nurse call systems

The voice system in which the new D-CALL II is integrated is a software development designed for healthcare facilities. It is installed using a solution based on D-SERVER management software.

D-SERVER is capable of generating communications via voice and/or messaging between the resident and the healthcare professionals via the wireless telephone system installed in the facility. This, in turn, provides direct interaction between the aforementioned telephone system and the management software.

Furthermore, D-SERVER is designed to facilitate different functions such as voice connector, advanced messaging via the centre´s telephone system, as well as the recording of calls which have been preset for such.

To summarise, D-SERVER provides continuous optimization through the complete analysis of data and features simple automatic updates through online services and updates, thereby providing a better service due to the reduced workloads of personnel.

How it works

When D-SERVER receives an alarm, it is forwarded to the DECT telephone system via message and call anywhere in the facility, opening a two-way communication between the voice terminal and the health professional thanks to the connection with the existing telephone exchange, thereby ensuring immediate action in accordance with the resident’s needs. All the events registered in relation to the procedure can be analysed afterwards for the management of the same.


Advantages for your facility:

  • Voice communication
  • Easy to use
  • Comprehensive management of the environment
  • Alarm management
  • Control of technical alarms of the different devices installed
  • Adaptation to the facility´s telephone system
  • Specific management software
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Neat held the Neat Partners Meeting 2019 with successful results

Neat partners from all sales regions and several Neat members met from May 27 to 29 in Munich, Germany to carry out the traditional Partners Meeting.

Neat Partners Meeting 2019 2During the event, experiences were shared and strategic issues for the future of Neat were discussed. Likewise, as always, this event served to strengthen the relationships among all the participants.

The Neat Partners Meeting 2019 was opened by the CEO of Neat, Arturo Pérez Kramer, who stressed that being a partner of Neat is the ideal option to be leaders in the market and emphasized how Neat, together with Legrand, has a firm commitment to the promotion of assistive technology.

Massimo Pescia, Head of Marketing of the Building Systems unit of Legrand, also attended the event and gave an interesting presentation about the synergies that the Neat-Legrand merger represents. Similarly, Pescia explained the great potential of taking advantage of the benefits of the Eliot program and the possibilities of a connected world, such as access to homes with Home Automation systems.

For his part, Íñigo Ruiz Cossío, Product & Marketing Manager, presented the roadmap of Neat’s product development strategy in the medium and long term and talked about future releases. He also spoke about NOVO as a HUB and the infinite advantages of this digital terminal, such as remote connectivity, among others.

During the event, awards were given to the most notable success stories.

The winners were:

  • Neat Switzerland (Switzerland), through a product change to 4G, managed to improve the market in general and fundamentally increase the collaboration with Red Cross, its main client.
  • Irbema (Italy), searching for strategic alternatives to expand impact on the market, created its own company, made a distribution agreement with Neat and now it is having marvellous sales results.
  • Tlv Solutions (Belgium), made an interesting installation of Internal Systems in an Italian hospital, taking advantage of all the benefits of Neat wireless technology: installations without affecting daily operations, with minimum infrastructure requirements, without construction works, in record time, with a minimized initial investment, etc.

Neat Partners Meeting 2019

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Neat obtains the GDPR compliance certificate

After the compliance audit of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and of the new Spanish Organic Law on Data Protection and Guarantees of Digital Rights, LOPD-GDD (by its acronym in Spanish), carried out last April, Neat Group has received the corresponding compliance certificate.

To obtain this certificate has been a complicated job in which all workers from Neat have been involved. However, it has been a worthy experience because this is a very relevant certificate since currently there are few companies that have this certificate as it is voluntary and only one year ago the GDPR entered into force after the adaptation period, and only 4 months have passed since the Spanish law LOPD-GDD came into force.

European General Data Protection Regulation

Juan Ignacio Pérez Cabanillas, Quality & Innovation Manager at Neat Group

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NEAT Sweden has renewed its ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certificate

Certificado ISONeat Sweden has renewed its ISO 9001:2015 (quality management system, QMS) and its  ISO 14001:2015 (environmental management system, EMS) certificate. A new auditor that reviewed all documents and processes from scratch has done the certification process.

The auditor reported that Neat Sweden has developed a “well-functioning system which is well adapted to our business. The management is highly engaged and the personnel can easily find all information they need. The documentation is limited but sufficient. A good collaboration between departments give possibility to fast responses to customers and increased competence of the personnel. This collaboration in combination with high experience and customer focus in all organization seems to be one of the company’s strengths with high level of know-how and flexibility”.

Renew the ISO certifications has been a complicated job in which all workers from Neat Sweden have been involved.

ISO 9001 is a Quality Management System (QMS), which gives organizations a systematic approach for meeting customer objectives.

ISO 14001 is an Environmental Management System (EMS), which gives organizations a systematic approach for measuring and improving their environmental impact.

“I would like to congratulate and send thanks to all personnel in the company and especially to the people who have been working with the system, to this nice feedback of our work”  Ulrik Lundberg, Business Unit Manager RDI, M.Sc., said.

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Neat has presented CMP Gold package at the fair Altenpflege 2019 in Germany

CMP GoldpaketNeat Group has participated in the international fair Altenpflege 2019 where CMP Gold package, one of the most innovative platforms in the world of digital telecare, was presented.

CMP Gold package offers gold customers great avant-garde benefits that facilitate the provision of a high-quality telecare service.

Among the most important CMP Gold package services presented in this event are the following:

  • Massive, remote and automatic update of terminals installed.
  • Monitoring of terminals in real time, which gives the possibility to act immediately when a terminal is not available. For example, if there is a network failure, CMP detects the problem and allows contacting the service provider immediately by several means, such as, through email. This guarantees the continuity of the service.
  • Smart roaming managed by the terminal itself, which allows immediate response in the event of a fall in the service of any operator by redirecting the traffic to another mobile telephony operator, making sure to choose the one with the best signal quality.

During the event, Neat placed emphasis on the three great qualities that best describe CMP (Care Management Portal): always safe, updated and reliable.

Altenpflege 2019 took place on 2, 3 and 4 April in Nuremberg. This leading trade fair was a meeting place for the international care industry, attracting 28,000 visitors to the event. Around 700 exhibitors presented innovations, products and services in the fields of Nursing & Therapy, Career & Education, IT & Management, Catering & Home Economics as well as Space & Technology.


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