An important, ongoing discussion in the care field is now more significant than ever as we move through the impact of the pandemic: ‘How can we harness social technology, in one place, to benefit vulnerable people and reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation?’
Treasured Times, dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable people, has built and tested a new digital product that is supporting ageing and vulnerable adults; the ‘Digital Treasure Book.' The cloud-based application combines different technologies in one place to help reduce feelings of isolation, loneliness and anxiety for vulnerable individuals. Families across the generations are using the Treasure Book to communicate and engage with their loved ones while in isolation.
Greater Connection and Satisfaction in Care Settings
The Digital Treasure Book fosters improved individual care by communicating instant, accurate and up to date knowledge of an individual's personal history, wishes and preferences to care givers and families so that those involved in personal support have immediate access to essential information.
With an increasing reliance on agency care staff, this technology ‘bridges the gap’ between the carer and the individual so that support is person-centred right from the start.
The Digital Life Book serves as both a health and social resource, providing highly personalised information, multi-media content (music, film and photographs), 'pop up' reminders and a messaging service. The content works as a biography and Reminiscing Resource, allowing individuals to share their wishes, needs and experiences with family, friends and care givers. This, in turn, alleviates the negative effects of memory loss by acting as a vital reference point and permanent memory bank and because photos are annotated, it supports individuals with the recall of important dates and times. Most significantly, the DTB is helping to re-connect families across the generations.
The DTB has been specifically designed to help support organisations in meeting the CQC's '5 Key Lines of Enquiry' by providing the metrics needed to demonstrate a person-centred, consistent approach to care within a strained and fragmented care system.
Treasured Times is now rolling the product out to wider audiences to support increasing numbers of individuals who find themselves further isolated as a direct result of COVID-19. New groups currently benefitting include Adults with Learning Disabilities, individuals in Supported Living and older adults living alone at home. Initial research is showing a positive impact on the end user’s health and wellbeing, as a result of the increased social activity which may serve to significantly reduce pressure on an overburdened Adult Social Care system.
For more information about the Digital Treasure Book or for a free demonstration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org