This article discusses a study investigating the use of a novel communication appliance among five frail individuals who were categorized as the “oldest old” living in a long-term care facility. Factors which impact the adoption of this type of technology are explored.
The authors describe their research findings regarding the needs of older adults with dementia and their family caregivers during Activities of Daily Living (ADL), and the role of intelligent assistive technology (AT) in supporting these needs.
The authors developed a shared Electronic Health Record combined with a communication tool for community-dwelling frail older people and primary care professionals called the Health and Welfare Information Portal (ZWIP). This article describes the process evaluation of its implementation.