Digital connected care solutions that enhance live
The European Union, like many other parts of the world, is facing a growing elderly population – and that growth is presenting unique challenges in countries where a strong safety net is the norm. Among those challenges is that the growth in numbers of elderly is coinciding with a reduction and shortage in of people in the workforce. In other words, there are more people to care for with less people available to provide that care.
Finland-based Everon has been providing innovative digital living solutions in Finland since 2007, in Sweden and the UK since 2014. Everon’s flexible, wireless and mobile technology solutions provide an open platform that is both person-centered and future-proof with its sustainable devices that are designed to enhance the lives of the elderly regardless of the care needs or the form of dwelling. Actually, the same systems are used cross-domain in domiciliary care as well as all forms of facility care. Everon supports adult social care and assisted living operators and users by providing a complete set of tools to optimize work for caregivers, while also providing analytics on the data provided by devices and other technology being used.
“Everything we offer we have self-developed,” explains Markus Merne, CEO Everon Group. “This can be something as advanced as an atrial fibrillation sensor that is part of the bed sensor, or it could be something as simple as an alert button on someone’s wrist. We also have a very versatile hub, which we call the ‘welfare hub’, which provides different technologies to connect sensors and devices to our backend and vice versa.”
The Everon backend has a number of functions: it can raise alerts, which can mean the system has automatically detected something or that someone has actively called for help by, for example, pressing a button. That alert is routed to either a monitoring service, to staff, or to relatives or other concerned parties. Secondly, the system can be integrated into care planning systems or Electronic Patient Journals (EPJs).