Location: United Kingdom
Cera Care supports older people who wish to remain at home. They provide in-home care services and are working on advancements in technology that will aid fall detection and illness prevention.
Many elderly people prefer to be looked after in their own homes. More recently, care homes have had considerable attention in the press. Current evidence highlights that older people are at more risk from Covid-19, and a significant proportion of coronavirus related deaths in Europe have been in those living in care homes. Ageing in place tends to be more affordable, promotes independence, improves the quality of life, and allows for the level of care received to be fully customised.
Currently, the in-home care system has some limitations. The care sector shortage is made worse by the outdated scheduling systems many providers still use. Getting the right level of care and adjusting as needed often involves long waiting lists and fragmented communication.
Cera Care provides a range of in-home services which can all be accessed through their app. Loved ones can request permission and be updated through the app when their family member is receiving care and what type of care.
The service offers care in areas such as dementia, live-in care, post-discharge care, and end-of-life care. Cera is working on Medtech advancements that will provide digital solutions to issues with elderly care, such as an analytics platform that can predict medical concerns before they happen. Cera has partnered with IBM to test sensors that may have a use in detecting falls in the home.