Ōmcare makes it easy for the elderly and their caregivers to communicate by video call at the touch of a button. The device dispenses the correct medication and sends video confirmation to the caregiver when the medication is taken.
As people age, they and their loved ones face some difficult decisions. Many older people want to remain at home, but in-home care can be expensive. Equally, the cost of a care home can also cost thousands and reduce a person’s autonomy.
Family members who act as caregivers have much higher rates of stress and mental illness than average, often due to the worry of making sure the senior’s needs are being met. For years, few advances in technology had been made when caring for those who chose to age in place. More recently, we have seen innovative startups focus their attention on supporting care in the home. One of those developments is a remote monitoring solution for fall prevention and a wearable to monitor behaviour changes.
Ōmcare has taken a unique approach to the problem by enabling an easy connection between caregiver and the older person through a video-enabled health hub.
The health hub is an easy-to-use device with a large screen to communicate at the press of a button. The display allows for three-way calling so the senior, caregiver, and a medical professional can connect if needed. This reduces the need for in-person appointments by allowing the user to take advantage of telemedicine without the stress of learning new software programs.
The Ōmcare Home Health Hub also dispenses medication at the correct time and sends a confirmation to the family member or carer. Multiple medications can be dispensed in a plastic pouch, and medication can be securely locked if needed. Ōmcare uses tech without losing the human-connection component, to ease the burden of care while helping retain independence at home.