Implementation and monitoring of video calling and eHealth in practice
In our eHealth projects we collaborate with care homes, municipalities, and companies who would like to implement eHealth solutions in their organisations.
Implementation of video-calling for cognitively frail older adults in assisted living
Together with the residential care home Mennistenerf Pennemes Combination, we have mapped the needs, barriers and facilitators of implementing video calling for the residents to combat loneliness during the COVID-19 lockdown. By working with a simplified system of Genus Care (a telehealth device especially designed for elderly with dementia) and a personal approach, establishing video calling was quite feasible for most residents. This was also feasible for residents with minor cognitive limitations or impaired motor skills. Even when they could not use normal devices like smartphone and tablets. Next, we are developing an implementation-trajectory to implement video calling in care homes in general.
This research is executed by researchers of the Louis Bolk Institute in collaboration with care organisations Mennistenerf Pennemes Combination and Genus Care, and funded by ZonMW (COVID-19 call ‘Science in Practice’).