Assistive technology in elderly care
Visma believe that new innovation in assistive technology is likely to make an important contribution to the care of elderly people in institutions and at home. Mobile solutions, remote health monitoring, electronic sensors and equipment such as fall detectors, door monitors, bed alerts, pressure mats and smoke and heat alarms can improve older people's safety, security and ability to cope at home.
Care at home is often preferable to patients and is usually less expensive for care providers than institutional alternatives. These solutions assist the elderly in their day-to-day lives, and, what is perhaps more important, help individuals maintain an independent lifestyle in their home. New technology will also enable care workers to perform their work more effectively.
Visma has already a strong position in technology for elderly care. Together with forward thinking municipalities and various partners, we are now developing and testing cutting-edge technology for elderly care.
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