Key Points
  • Gain unique insight into how the use of various technologies can reduce loneliness and improve psychological wellbeing in older people
  • Exploring how COVID-19 has impacted the use of technology to help service continuity, positively effect social engagement and improve communication between care homes and the NHS
  • Understanding the challenges with the development, implementation and delivery of technologies including ethical as well as ethical concerns
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Overview

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Helen Milner OBE, CEO, Good Things Foundation
  • James Lewis, Chief Executive, Action for Elders
  • Catherine McShane, Project Manager – Health Call, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sarah Parkes, Project Manager - Wellbeing Department, Age UK

    This digital workshop will demonstrate and discuss the use of different technologies in supporting and reduce loneliness and social isolation. Explore how innovation and implementation has accelerated in response to COVID-19 to support residents in care settings.

    Hear from Helen Milner OBE, CEO, Good Things Foundation on the long-term benefits of investing in technology and how it can help to evolve the quality of care you provide. You will gain practical insights into building more accessible and digital care settings, removing barriers for older people and changing attitudes towards technology. See live demonstrations of technology solutions such as Health Call Digital Care Home used by County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust who have been working with local care home to help support residents through COVID-19.

    Understand how to use and implement Robopets to create sustained engagement, ensuring residents in care settings have positive interactions with technology while positively effecting older people’s mental health.


Agenda
Start

13:00 - 13:45
Introduction: Using Technology to Improve the Psychological Wellbeing of Older People

 
  • Exploring the potential role of communication and robotics technology in addressing social isolation, loneliness, and wellbeing for older people in care settings 
  • Setting the scene: examining ethics, difficulties in implementation and evaluation 
  • Understanding how technology can positively influence care settings   
  • Innovation during COVID: what we’ve learnt and how to implement change
13:30 - 13:45 Questions and Discussion 

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James Lewis Chief Executive, Action for Elders

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13:45 - 14:15
Accelerating Technology in Care Homes – COVID-19, Video Calls and Communicating with Residents

 
  • Understanding the quick progression of technology in care homes due to COVID-19
  • Learning from problems encountered in introducing video calls for family to resident contacts
  • Encouraging the use of technology and creating a tech friendling setting; inter-care home quizzes, intergenerational calls, ‘pimping’ the devices

14:05 - 14:15 Questions and Discussion 

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Catherine McShane Project Manager Health Call, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

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14:15 - 14:45
Break

 

14:45 - 15:15
Using technology to reduce loneliness and improve wellbeing for older people

 
  • Digital inclusion and older people – Setting the scene 
  • What did we learn?
  • Key recommendations for similar projects 
  • What’s next?

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Sarah Parkes Project Manager - Wellbeing Services, Age UK

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15:15 - 16:00
Embracing technology to address social isolation and loneliness

 
  • Evolving the quality of care provided to residents by enhancing the use of technology 
  • Engaging residents with technology, offering learning and training opportunities to stimulate, and enhance care for residents
  • Investing in technology, exploring the long-term benefits and impact on social isolation
  • Building a more accessible care settings through technology, removing barriers for older people and changing attitudes
15:45 - 16:00 Questions and Discussion 

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Helen Milner Chief Executive, UK Online Centres Foundation

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16:00 - 16:10
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

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James Lewis Chief Executive, Action for Elders

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End

Speakers

Sarah Parkes Project Manager - Wellbeing Services, Age UK

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James Lewis Chief Executive, Action for Elders

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Catherine McShane Project Manager Health Call, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

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Helen Milner OBE CEO, Good Things Foundation

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Venue details

Digital Event Broadcast Live


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