Scenario 4

Long Term Care (LTC) scenario

Albert is 70 years and his cognitive conditions have required his recovery in a care facility. He also presents some minor heart problems. The facility is quite far from his family’s house, so his sons cannot often come to visit him and would need to ask the medical staff about their father’s conditions.

The nursing home runs its own UNCAP CLOUD service, which allows relatives and medical staff to access clinical folder and to be constantly updated on everything related to Albert’s actions and status. The staff regularly use UNCAP’s evaluation tests (in particular, the Long Term Care Facility scale by InterRAITM as detailed in the reminder of the document) in order to periodically evaluate Albert’s cognitive conditions. If the parameters registered indicate a worsening of the patient’s situation, an alarm is generated. The medical staff can then identify a new care project, for example changing medical treatment.

doctor-563428_1280A warning is also generated by Albert’s profile whenever it is time to take medicines, and the performed action can be checked by the staff from a task list of daily duties.
A position sensor has been attached to Albert’s gown, in order to monitor his position inside the structure and in the surrounding garden. In fact, Albert’s physical conditions are quite good, and he likes walking very much. The medical staff encourages this habit, since it is good for Albert’s heart, but it needs monitoring, in order to assert that Albert is inside the facility secure area and he is not encountering any problems. For example, the interface communicating with the sensor would produce an alarm if Albert moves outside the safe area.

Furthermore, in order to improve, monitor, or at least keep active his cognitive abilities, the nursing home hosts a platform for physical and cognitive rehabilitation. The platform is targeted at letting Albert train a few hours per week by translating some simple tasks customized on the basis of his background, into games. The gaming session is recorded and analysed by the medical staff and the difficulty of the exercises is changed as soon as an improvement is observed.


Scenario 1

low-tech informal care (private home) scenario


Scenario 2

moving from specialised care facilities to home


Scenario 3

high-tech informal care (private home) or formal care settings (nursing home)