Category: Healthy Ageing

Active Lives - Learn more about a digital tool to promote physical activity for those 65+

Listen to Dr Katherine Bradbury, Health Psychologist from the University of Southampton highlight the evidence behind Active Lives and how this free, easy to use website helps people aged 65+ stay active, fit and healthy. This short film shows the benefits of doing gradual physical activity around the home and how a digital intervention can help.

MyRenalCare: A new way of delivering renal outpatient care

Not just an app, but a new way of delivering your care. MyRenalCare allows you to monitor you, and your team to monitor you, remotely!

Information improves decision making. Whether your patient receives in centre dialysis or dialyses at home access to realtime information about their dialysis, how they are feeling, their concerns, and their immediate problems, empowers the clinical team to make better decisions for their patient. MyRenalCare provides access to large amounts of data in realtime, allowing clinical teams to make informed decisions and monitor the progress of their patients.

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Digital Inclusion for Older People

Digital inclusion in health and care in Wales - a case study

New care models: Learning from the care homes vanguards

Enhanced health in care homes is one of the new care models set out in the NHS five year forward view. This presentation was given as part of a conference which provided perspectives on progress in providing older people with better, more joined-up care and rehabilitation services.

85 year-old Maureen's Digital Journey

Cheryl Davies, Programme Manager, Healthy Ageing team, interviews Maureen and asks her about her digital journey during the Covid-19 pandemic.
These are the questions put to Maureen:
How did the pandemic affect you?
What significant changes did you have to make?
1. Why did you get an iPad?
2. What did you know about this technology?
3. What did you think an iPad would do for you?
4. Did you have any initial anxieties about using it, what were they if you did?
5. What do you use the iPad for whilst at home?
6. Has your iPad improved your life?
7. Now that we’re no longer in such a crisis, what is your motivation to use your iPad?
8. What advice would you give to older friends about using technology?
9. Is there anything else you’d like to add?

Covid Oximetry at Home on BBC South Today

The Covid Oximetry at Home work (sometimes called a "virtual ward") describes an enhanced package of remote monitoring (of symptoms and oxygen saturations) for patients with confirmed/suspected Covid-19 who are at risk of future deterioration/admission, provided within a patient’s own home (or usual residence) overseen by a multidisciplinary team (MDT) from either the community or hospital.