Virtual Care2024-03-25T17:17:51+00:00

Virtual Care Northern Ireland

Remote Technology-Enabled Care

Virtual healthcare uses telephones, video and mobile apps to deliver health services to patients outside a hospital. However, virtual healthcare goes beyond these technologies. Virtual healthcare refers to the actual provision of remote patient care via technology.

Connected Health is aware that not all households can accept carers entering their homes. We respect these feelings and offer virtual care as an alternative. Connected Health provides companionship calls via a smartphone to deliver safety calls, medication prompts and well-being assessments.

This will ensure that you or your loved one are safe. You can use this with physical care or as a standalone service to create a customised care plan that meets your needs.

Technology cannot replace the caregiving role of caregivers. However, technology allows us to be connected and offers 24/7 support to our clients. In addition, technology gives you peace of mind by providing regular updates and enabling you to check in on your loved ones, whether at work or on the holidays.

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Breaking the Barriers of Traditional Homecare

Virtual care transcends the limitations of traditional homecare methods. By integrating advanced technology into care services, Connected Health ensures that quality healthcare is accessible even in remote or underserved areas. This approach eliminates geographical barriers, allowing clients to receive top-notch care regardless of location.

Personalised Care at Your Fingertips

The essence of virtual care lies in its personalisation. Technology enables care plans to be tailored specifically to each individual’s needs. From medication reminders to health assessments, every aspect of care is customised, ensuring clients receive the most relevant and effective support.

Enhanced Safety and Independence

The groundbreaking feature of virtual care is the enhanced safety it provides. Technologies like medication management systems remind clients to take their medicines and alert caregivers in case of missed doses. This feature particularly benefits clients with memory issues or complex medication schedules, promoting independence while ensuring safety.

Real-time Health Monitoring and Rapid Response

Virtual care technologies enable real-time health monitoring, offering a proactive approach to healthcare. Devices like the Feebris digital observations kit allow immediate health assessments, providing caregivers and medical professionals with instant data. This capability facilitates early detection of health issues, enabling quicker responses and potentially preventing hospital readmissions.

Keeping Families Connected

Virtual care also plays a crucial role in keeping families involved in the care process. Through technology, family members can stay updated on their loved one’s health status, regardless of their physical location. This connectivity brings peace of mind to families and fosters a collaborative approach to care.

Cost-Effective and Time-Efficient

Technology in-home care can be an economical and accessible solution for clients and healthcare providers. By eliminating frequent in-person visits and saving both time and resources, technology allows clients to receive high-quality care at lower costs – making healthcare more accessible.

Building a Community of Care

We can integrate many technologies into your or your loved one’s care package, including virtual and physical care. In addition, it can be provided as a standalone service if you have particular needs. Some of our virtual care technology includes:

YOURMeds – The medication management system supports people in remembering to take their medication as prescribed. This will allow them to be more independent and improve their health. We will send you weekly refills of your medication blister packs and monitor your medication compliance in our data centre.

Feebris – Feebris’ mobile app allows a caregiver to quickly and easily perform a health assessment. The app can be used to monitor long-term conditions and acute episodes. It also provides instantaneous alerts for any signs of deterioration.

airCeption – Revolutionary incontinence management technology airCeption was designed to optimise the care that skilled nursing homes, residential care, and domiciliary care give to incontinence sufferers. airCeption is designed to integrate seamlessly into care settings. It instantly detects incontinence and transmits a wireless alert to the care provider. This allows for prompt action, maintaining dignity, skin integrity, and emotional well-being for service users.

Frequently Asked Questions

What technology do I need to access virtual care services?2024-03-25T17:21:55+00:00

You typically need a smartphone, tablet, or computer with internet access to virtual care services. A device with a camera and microphone is also necessary for video consultations. Connected Health ensures its platforms are user-friendly and accessible, even for the less tech-savvy.

Can virtual care completely replace in-person healthcare services?2024-03-25T17:20:12+00:00

Virtual care offers many benefits but is not a complete substitute for in-person healthcare services, especially in cases requiring physical examinations, emergency care, or specific treatments. However, it can complement traditional care by providing more effortless follow-ups, consultations, and monitoring access.

How does virtual care ensure the privacy and security of my health information?2024-03-25T17:19:46+00:00

Connected Health uses secure, encrypted platforms for virtual care interactions to protect patient privacy and confidentiality. There are data protection regulations to handle and store your personal and health information securely.

Who can benefit from virtual care services?2024-03-25T17:19:23+00:00

Virtual care is ideal for individuals who find travelling to healthcare facilities difficult, such as the elderly, those with mobility issues, or people living in remote areas. It’s also beneficial for those requiring frequent monitoring or having busy schedules that make traditional in-person appointments challenging.

What exactly is virtual care, and how does it work?2024-03-25T17:18:49+00:00

Virtual care delivers health services using technology, such as telephones, video calls, and mobile apps. It allows healthcare providers to offer advice, monitor patients, and conduct check-ups remotely. This approach is beneficial for routine follow-ups, medication management, and initial consultations. Patients and carers can communicate in real-time, share health data, and make informed decisions about treatment and care.

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