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Anne helps people
Your companion, day and night,
Hears you, listens and replies,
Carries out your commands, patiently
Makes computers accessible for everyone

Anne4Care

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How can Anne help?

With the help of Anne, people with disabilities due to illness – mental or physical – or old age, can live in their own home, independently. She takes over tasks from professional caregivers in home care and nursing homes, so they can spend more time on essential human contact activities.

Anne helps by:

  • keeping people alert who are forgetful or suffer from dementia (early stage) and helping them keep their dignity;
  • preventing loneliness and depression;
  • preventing malnutrition and dehydration;
  • relieving family and friends who are carers;
  • promoting patient compliance for medication;
  • alerting carers in cases of emergency, enabling a swift response to limit ill-effects.

How she achieves this:

Anne structures the day, giving news and reminders
She says what day it is, the weather, the news, reads your daily calendar and during the day reminds you of appointments and various activities.
Anne makes connections
Anne makes video calling very simple. Just tell Anne who you want to call, and she will make the video (or telephone) connection.
Anne ensures that medication is not forgotten
She tells you when it’s time for your medication and asks for a confirmation that you have taken it; if you do not response, she will send an alert to a professional or family carer. She also coaches people through the steps if they have to use an inhaler or when they give themselves an injection.
Anne alerts
If help is needed, it is sufficient to say, “Anne help” and she will contact people to come to help you straight away.

Don’t forget!

For people who are forgetful, in danger of becoming isolated (loneliness) and/or are depressed, it is very important to have a structure to the day and to be constantly reminded of tasks and activities. It keeps them attentive and active.
They do not have to apologise because they have forgotten something and so retain their own dignity. Also, such simple things as knowing what day it is, what the weather is like, the most important news, who’s birthday it is, keeps people connected; they participate and feel involved.

By regularly telling them to eat and drink something, malnutrition and dehydration can be prevented. This gets over the problem of elderly people not having a thirst and hunger signal.

A better mood

A carer fills in a calendar (digital) with information and Anne speaks the appropriate text at the specified times. For the person involved, this is a much more personal way to be reminded than all kinds of notes or a written text on a tablet.
In effect, Anne gives carers a voice and presence, at times when they are busy doing other things, making it much easier for them to be involved in the caring process.

And by adding humour or loving words to the texts, they can improve the mood of the person who has access to Anne.

Video call

The success of video calling for the elderly and people affected by chronic diseases, is proven. In the Netherlands, health insurers have decided, after years of practical experiences and investigations, to reimburse care organisations if they use video calling. Health care providers and the patient can have contact by video call, leading to savings in the care and travel time of 30% to 60%.

People who are not mobile or have an illness like heart failure or asthma, can consult their GP or specialist by video call; by doing so, they don’t expose themselves to bad weather or an unhealthy environment and they aso conserve their limited energy.

Also, the contact with family and friends is easier and more frequent through video calling, especially if they live a distance away. Contact is a very good ‘medicine’ against loneliness and depression.

Alerting without stigma

An advantage of Anne to the most commonly used form personal alarm, via a red push button people wear as a neckless, is that people do not make a ‘ false alarm ‘, because the button is accidentally activated. People find carrying a personal alarm is not always pleasant, giving them feelings of being stigmatised; while sometimes they forget to wear their personal alarm.