In the final of instalment in HCI’s series celebrating innovation in home care, we shine a spotlight on Beanbag Care, a new range of solutions from smart home technology supplier Secure.
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See below to learn about Beanbag Care, and how Secure has been supporting care providers through the pandemic.
Launched last year, Beanbag Care uses sensors to monitor movement during normal daily activities and can identify changes in behavior, such as sleep patterns. The system then informs families and care providers about exceptional changes in a service user’s life, so that a response can be provided quickly if needed.
“What we didn’t want to do is overload a care provider with a lot of data, so we’ve got a simple portal where you can have ready-made reports and then you get alerts by exception. So only if there’s an issue will it alert,” said Paul Botsford, head of Assisted Living Technology at Secure.
The system can also detect when a person has fallen over and sends an audible and written message to the service user’s tablet to tell them that help is on its way. They have the option to cancel this if they have not hurt themselves.
In addition, Beanbag Care has launched an app that collects information about a carer’s attendance, tasks completed and care quality feedback.
Botsford added: “We systematically capture the feedback from both the family and the service user and that’s done via the tablet and can be done after a visit.
Secure has hosted two free webinar series this year to help business operators navigate the rapidly evolving world of innovation, and better understand how technology can unlock growth and profit.
The webinars included an expert line-up of speakers covering a range of topics, including how technology is set to impact on the industry, and how new solutions can now be deployed in partnership with Secure.
The supplier now hopes to work in partnership with care providers to sell its range of home care solutions, launched under the name of Beanbag Care last year, direct to the consumer.
This will open up a new revenue stream for providers and allow them to complement their domiciliary care service with 24/7 monitoring.