"For some reason, my father was not interested in letting home care assistants into his home. Therefore, for someone who would not allow visits, the CarePhone is a brilliant solution. It is not as intrusive to accept a CarePhone in ones house as letting a stranger in - in this case a home care assistant. I was a little sceptical at first and thought it was a much less caring solution at first, but it was perfect for my father and his needs", says Kenneth Døj.
The CarePhone is a video screen that is installed in the patient’s home and is operated through a secure line. The home care assistant at Odense Municipality calls the patient and can see the patient via the screen. The patient is also able to call up the employee, if there is an emergency where help is needed.
Ready at 8 amBoth Kenneth Døj and his siblings were reassured knowing that an employee from the home care assistance would call their dad every morning at 8 am to hear how he was doing. “The employee always rang at the agreed upon time. One day they said: I can see that you are not feeling well today. So they called the doctor to make sure that my father came under medical treatment. As a relative, I was really happy, because it gave me a reassurance that they watched over my father”, says Kenneth Døj and continues:
“It worked fine for my father. He was super happy about it and had good conversations via CarePhone and the screen, so it is a perfect solution. We loved it and it gave us a sense of security. It is a good invention."