Aquarate selected to be part of TAPPI project to help older people maintain their independence
Aquarate's Hydracare system has been chosen for phase 2 of the national TAPPI (Technology for our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation) project within Wiltshire.
The TAPPI2 project aims to improve the way technology is used in housing and care for older people. Led by the Housing Learning and Improvement Network (Housing LIN), the TEC Services Association (TSA) and funded by The Dunhill Medical Trust, TAPPI seeks to address the opportunity that technology has to enhance the lives of our ageing population and the barriers that prevent its adoption.
Six housing providers have been awarded £440k to co-produce tech services with older residents and our Hydracups will be used throughout to monitor and track fluid levels digitally. Each housing organisation will engage a diverse range of older people to test different devices, apps and systems across a variety of housing settings. It is hoped that this approach will help those participating to create digital services that are determined by their residents, alongside the professionals and staff that support them.
Aquarate are working closely as partnerships with Wiltshire Council, Housing 21, Dairy View, Appello and National Care Forum.
Rebecca Taylor, CEO of Aquarate comments “We’re very excited to see that Hydration is being picked up nationally and is being included in the TAPPI2 project as a fundamental to improving health and wellbeing. Introducing digital devices, such as Hydracare, into these environments will drastically boost residents independence and allow carers to monitor remotely, prolonging the period people can live in their own space for and reduce hydration related illnesses, preventing the need for one to one care”.
To read the national press release, click here