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Five ways to monitor your health at home

Whether you’re a home caregiver or simply looking for ways to keep on top of your own health, it’s always useful to have the right gadgets at hand. Home health monitors are becoming increasingly popular, with many opting to keep these devices close at hand for peace of mind and to reduce trips to the GP. Those with long term conditions such as diabetes or asthma find these devices particularly useful, as it allows medical professionals to monitor patients from home and provide better advice based on the data provided.  Although we always recommend contacting your GP for any changes...

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How to reduce the risk of falls in the home

  As we get older, the risk of falling increases, and as caregivers, it’s vital that you know how to prepare and prevent.  Falls do carry the risk of serious injury, and even minor falls can leave people feeling distressed. Fall prevention is an important topic that can help reduce the risk of falls in the home, whether it’s removing home hazards or introducing assistive devices to make life that little bit easier. In this blog, we’re going to take a look at some of the ways to help reduce the risk of falling in the home.  Assess Individual Needs...

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Choosing the right epilepsy sensor

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Choosing the right sensor There are a number of sensors on the market which will detect various types of seizure by monitoring different symptoms - such as abnormal movements, changes in heart rate, breathing noises and urination. It can be a bit confusing to decide which sensor is right for you and we hope to make the process as simple as possible.  When choosing a sensor you should consider what symptoms the person has during a seizure, where they are likely to have a seizure, and whether or not they will be able to tolerate the sensor. It is important that...

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Apps, IoMT, and The Future of Connected Healthcare

The technological revolution has heralded improvements in the safety of vulnerable people at all levels. Some of the simplest developments have triggered massive changes to the structure of healthcare; consider the development of the patient-controlled ‘buzzer’ in hospitals[i] – without this kind of nurse-call system, hospitals might never have moved away from the Nightingale wards towards the privacy and dignity afforded by individual rooms[ii]. Although the benefits of such a move are undoubted, it meant that healthcare workers were not able to physically oversee their patients as a cohort, triggering further technological developments like falls sensors and movement monitors; technology...

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Falls: Outcomes and Prevention

In our first article, Elaine Francis, a registered nurse with 18 years’ experience, writes about falls prevention and outcomes, and the challenges and drawbacks of fall prevention technology.

 

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