Home Instead has some very exciting news for you; we are proud to announce Home Instead is a partner on a prestigious EU-Horizon 2020 project named SEURO. Led by Trinity College Dublin, the project aims to find out how technology can support people over the age of 65 who are living with two or more chronic health conditions to better self-manage their conditions at home, and hopefully improve healthcare outcomes across a range of health and wellbeing metrics. The research includes trials in Ireland, Sweden, Belgium, and Italy.
The innovative technology used within this trial will monitor data specific to each participant and their chronic conditions, for example, blood pressure and blood glucose readings for a participant with hypertension and diabetes, and information on exercise, medication management, and self-reporting of mood. The aim of the project is to improve how participants approach their health so they can better self-manage their conditions. This data will also be used to help understand when and what interventions should occur e.g., medication reminders, referral to the GP due to consistently high readings of blood pressure, increase in activity recommended, etc. All such support will hopefully better inform how older people manage their multiple chronic health conditions at home before a more serious health risk occurs.
This project has ethics approval from the HSE ethics committee.
Home Instead would be delighted if you could support us in recruiting eligible participants for the trial. Should you identify eligible participants, you simply require their verbal consent to pass their details to the research teams at Trinity College Dublin and Dundalk Institute of Technology on Ph: 042 937 0296 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or they can contact the research teams directly to sign up.
There is no prerequisite for participants to have a knowledge of technology as how they learn and engage with the technology will also inform researchers on how best to implement such technology.
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