Reducing hospital admissions: Technology empowering Dementia & Alzheimers Patients

It has never been a more important time than now to prevent avoidable hospital admissions and discharge vulnerable patients as quickly and safely as possible. 

RITA technology can help you to reduce hospital admissions and enhance care both in Health & Social Care and Acute settings.

RITA stands for Reminiscence Interactive Therapy Activities. It is an all-in-one touch Screen solution which offers digital reminiscence therapy which is a relatively new tool in the fields of nursing and healthcare; it encompasses the use of user-friendly interactive computers and tablets to blend entertainment with therapy and to assist patients (particularly with memory impairments).

We are working with over 480 NHS hospitals nationally, in addition to the care home sector, community Hospitals, CCGs, and local Councils. We are already achieving significant (evidenced) results both in community and secondary care settings. 

Please take a moment to review the videos below, they tell a very powerful story:

Our technology is influencing care in a very positive way and offers the perfect Integrated Care Solution by impacting key areas:

Enhanced Patient, family and staff experience

Less safe-guarding issues, negating multi-agency involvement

Falls reduction of 66% in Care Homes

Falls reduction of 49.65% in Hospitals

Improved nutrition and hydration (improvement of 55%)

Improved outcomes

Cost reduction (Local and regional)

Less specialing 1-1

Reduction in DTOC

Reduction in hospital admissions

Significant reduction in use of anti-psychotic drugs

Interest in our product has heightened recently and this is no doubt, due to the Covid19 crisis. The RITA product capabilities support the elderly in allowing social contact with families. Further to this, it is currently being discussed as part of planned reconfiguration of services in hospitals with respect to COVID-19 and supporting the communication infrastructure within the NHS during lockdown.

In the context of the COVID-19 outbreak:

People living with dementia still require access to acute hospital care, wherever it is located (may be in field hospital, acute hospital or other unit). The Rita units will be utilised to improve the orientation and reduce distress of people living with dementia. This impacts on the care needs and staffing required to support people living with dementia at a time when registered staff will be required to prioritise supporting large numbers of people who are acutely/critically ill.

In the face of the COVID-19 outbreak, RITA units are rapidly being sought and located on acute wards to support patients who feel isolated as a result of the restrictions to visiting. As the units can be utilised for patients to Skype and Face Time relatives, the mobile units are used to support older people (who don’t have mobile technology and may need support to use IT) to get the reassurance that family are OK and want to be with them to support. This improves wellbeing and recovery.

Due to the current COID-19 crisis we are offering our technology at a reduced rate. 

Please get in touch if you wish to explore how we can help

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