Just Checking

JustCheckingLogoJust Checking uses a set of movement sensors to monitor movement of dementia patients.
With the permission of the person with dementia, carers can see when they person got up and went to bed, whether they had a disturbed night, visited the kitchen for food and drink, left the house and for how long, and whether there were visitors etc. The carer can view this information in real time online or on a smartphone, alerting them to any potential issues.
The device is especially useful for helping older people JustChecking1with dementia to stay in their own homes, where familiar settings give more cues for activity and enable them to stick to the ‘normal routine’.
A Dept. of Health study of the use of Just Checking in Staffordshire showed that two-thirds of people who were assessed with Just Checking when a request had been made for residential care, could be supported at home.
150 Councils now use ‘Just Checking’ in their dementia teams.
For more information see: http://www.justchecking.co.uk/

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