Supporting people with dementia in Spain with telecare – new pilot study

27th September 2021

Tunstall Spain has just released a new case study about betiON, the Basque Public Telecare Service, and their pilot project to assess how telecare services can be adapted to better suit the specific needs of people with dementia/cognitive impairment and those who care for them. The study aimed to determine a set of criteria to identify the people the service could help the most, train professionals to improve their communication skills and extend the time that people with cognitive impairment can remain living at home. The case study provides interim results, and the pilot is now in a second phase, with results expected in January.

It is estimated that more than 800,000 people have dementia in Spain. The Basque Public Telecare Service betiON recently undertook a pilot project to assess how can telecare services be adapted to better suit the specific needs of people with dementia/cognitive impairment and those who care for them.

The study aimed to:

  • Determine a set of criteria to identify the people the service could help the most
  • Train telecare service professionals to improve their skills in communicating with people who have cognitive impairment
  • Establish effective collaboration betiON, Alzheimer’s Associations, people living with dementia and their families
  • Extend the time that people with cognitive impairment can remain living at home
  • Measure the satisfaction of people receiving care from the service

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For more than 60 years, Tunstall Healthcare has been at the forefront of the use of technology to support those who need social health care to live as independently as possible in the place of their choice. Our goal is to offer peace of mind and security to maintain independence and provide personalised support that meets people’s needs now and in the future. Our solutions and services facilitate independent living, through new models of care and global solutions for connected care and care that currently support more than five million people in their day-to-day lives. 

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