eHomeCare aims to redefine the landscape of home care by offering a flexible and affordable blend of in-home and technology-assisted remote care options

TeleHomeCare

Our vision of telecare solutions

In 2016, we launched eHomeCare enabling independent living at home. eHomeCare improves the safety, participation in community, independence, and peace of mind of the elderly and disabled. We developed a vision of telecare services called TeleHomeCare, a set of new innovative solutions for preventative care. We use technology so that our clients are monitored efficiently and effectively and enabled to participate in their rehabilitation to a larger extent. The picture below shows a spectrum of remote care solutions with its potential impact and relative cost of the solution.

 

Our TeleHomeCare services are focussing on preventive care. The benefits for the clients are:

  • Improved safety & increased responsiveness

  • Peace of mind and daily assurance

  • Identification of potential problems before they become urgent situations

  • Improved support, education and feedback

  • Reduced hospitalisation

A spectrum of remote care solutions

“By 2025, there will be nearly 1.2 billion people over the age of 60 worldwide. This aging shift will continue to increase demand for home care services and will add increasing pressure on an industry already challenged with the supply for caregivers,” said Hubert van Dalen, CEO of eHomeCare. “As the need for caregivers exceeds supply, partnership with technology companies and the use of its innovative remote care solutions will help supplement the growing demand for in-home care and improve the well-being of our clients in a revolutionary way. This blended care approach will drive the future of home care.”

TeleHomeCare services

eHomeCare offers currently two technology assisted services, and has several new ones under development. Available is the video telephone called eCompanion. Similar to Skype, eCompanion is a tablet with a camera and video chat capability. The system schedules the eHomeCare team to regular check-in, with a frequency customised to meet the client’s needs. Video visits can range from a casual discussion about dinner, to reminders for the senior to take their medication or blood pressure, read more >>

The second service uses the standard landline telephone for remote support over the phone and ad-hoc services coordination.​ These remote care services include day (and night is optional) supervision, social interaction, reminders, and response to alarms. The services can be customised based on the needs of the individual, and are subscription based.  See for more details our Frequently Asked Questions >>

TeleHomeCare Services under development

Telecare services are efficient and support a high quality of life for the users. New Activity Monitoring, and Remote Patient Monitoring services are currently under development which will enable eHomeCare to guarantee a peace of mind at all times and deliver the client more value for money. 

Activity Monitoring
eMonitoring

The electronic monitoring service (called eMonitoring) consist of a web camera that we install in people’s bedrooms and is used to perform nightly checkups. This camera is connected to a computer system in eHomeCare. An eHomeCare staff member consults a list of all the individuals who have been subscribed to nightly checkups through the web camera, and starts the camera at the arranged times. If the individual has been granted checkups, three times a day, caregivers start the camera at those three times. A member of the staff switches on the camera for a few seconds.

If the staff member sees that the individual is lying in bed and that everything is alright, they leave the camera on for about ten seconds. If there is a problem, the staff may keep the camera on for longer. The point is to create an atmosphere of safety for the individual.

Smart home sensors

Home care monitoring solution consisting of connected, discreet, non-camera based sensors placed strategically in the users’ home to provide full-time monitoring of their daily activity. eHomeCare could spot changes from normal patterns and provide intervention or alert carers/family before a more serious event occurs. The result is blended care -a combination of traditional hands-on care and remote care:

  • Bathroom notes changes in visit patterns

  • Entry door alerts unexpected departures

  • Wearable pendants provide a lifeline

  • Living room tracks movements

  • Kitchen tracks meal preparation and eating

  • Refrigerators give insights into eating/meal preperation

 
Remote Patient Monitoring
Wearable sensors

Smart wearables are devices that enable to get real time data when it comes to monitoring for example asthma, or glucose levels. The devices and the applications will be able to alert when people experiencing a situation. Some solutions, like the glucose monitoring one, have a sensor that is placed on the body which reads information and eliminates the need for the finger prick system that everyone is so used to when it comes to glucose testing. The product enables vital information to be read through a smartphone application when the client goes to the doctor. The application will also give information to people about the foods they should be eating and how to help control their diabetes through exercise and proper dieting. There are wearables availabe for:

  • Vital functions like heart rate, breathing, temperature, steps, and even detects body position in case if a person has fallen, through Scarves, Bras, or Watches

  • Cardiovascular health and the health of the skin

  • Inactivity, alerting to move or turn, avoiding a cause of ulcers

  • Lower back

  • Knee Brace

  • many more

Electronic Medication management (EMM)

EMM applies to electronic systems that support the medicines management cycle. This includes:

  • Prescribing systems, such as GP desktop systems or hospital clinical information systems that have electronic ordering deployed.

  • Decision support systems, such as evidence based order-sets, allergy checking, drug interactions.

  • Dispensing systems, such as pharmacy software and automated dispensing systems (see below).

  • Ordering and supply solutions, such as the electronic transfer of prescriptions (ETP) and inventory solutions.

  • Electronic medical records in the acute and primary care sectors.

By utilising EMM, health care services can reduce the number of preventable adverse drug events, and medication prescribing and dispensing errors. EMM systems can improve the accuracy, visibility and legibility of medical information that is communicated between professionals and consumers.

Pill dispensing systems

A pill organiser is a device that reminds people to take the right medication at the right time, and helps avoid medication mix-ups—like either taking too many or not enough pills.

About 35 percent of people over age 75 who take three or more prescription drugs use a pill organiser. Pill organisers usually are square or cylindrical in shape and have compartments for each day of the week—to help seniors keep their pills organised. Some organisers have multiple sections, corresponding with different times of the day.

Not taking medications regularly create health dangers—including falls. While pill organisers can help avoid medication errors, there must be a good fit between the user and the pill organiser, otherwise, the benefits of using a pill organiser will be lost, and may actually impair one’s health. Automated pill dispensing systems might be the best solution.

Vital sign measurements

Simple and convenient for patients to use:

  • Patients take their own vital signs with wireless devices

  • One-button, automatic operation, 

  • Audio and visual prompts

  • Large LCD screens, buttons and fonts for easier viewing

  • Wireless, battery-operated allowing flexibility to place anywhere in the home

  • Multi-language support

  • On-board cellular for faster deployment

We select only the highest quality products from respected manufacturers. All products are installed by a team of fully trained engineers. Contact us now for a quote >> 

eHomeCare believes the best quality of life is achieved by living healthy and safely in the familiar comfort of one's own community for as long as possible. This lifestyle choice can be supported by smart care technology solutions to complement other aged and health care services. eHomeCare designs these solutions. 

Camberwell, Australia