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Publications

Healthcare Professionals Views on Technology to Support Older Adults Transitioning from Hospital to Home

Authors

Doyle, J., Caprani, N., Kealy, A., Bond, R., Komaba, Y., Inomata, I.

Published in

BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference

Type

Conference

Year

2016

One of the challenges of an ageing population is the impact this has on healthcare systems, as living longer can potentially result in higher levels of frailty, chronic disease, dementia and other age-related illnesses. In turn, this may result in higher numbers of hospitalisations and longer hospital stays. Thus, understanding how to support safe and timely discharge of older adults from hospital to their home, and support a return to independence, is critical. Monitoring technology can play an important role in this. However, it is necessary to understand the key role of technology in transitional care as well as the facilitators and barriers to integrating such technology into practice. This paper explores these issues, by presenting a study that uses remote monitoring technology to support older adult patients transitioning from hospital to home. We present findings from valuations with a range of healthcare professionals on the potential uses of such technology to support transitioning. We also highlight potential barriers and facilitators to integration within health systems.

Effect of a dual task on quantitative Timed up and Go performance in community-dwelling older adults - A preliminary study

Authors

Smith, E., Walsh, L., Doyle, J., Blake, C.

Published in

Geriatrics and Gerontology International

Type

Journal

Year

2016

Data Acquisition, Validation, and Processing in Smart Home Environments

Authors

Kealy, A. and Loane, J.

Published in

Introduction to Smart eHealth and eCare Technologies

Type

Book Chapter

Year

2016

Approaches to Smart Technology Deployment in Care

Authors

Finn, E. and Loane, J.

Published in

Introduction to Smart eHealth and eCare Technologies

Type

Book Chapter

Year

2016

What have women got to do with men’s sheds?

Authors

Foley, A., Carragher, L & Golding, B

Published in

Journal of Gender Studies

Type

Journal

Year

forthcoming

This paper proposes the introduction of a gender perspective in explaining the rapid growth of men’s sheds—a theoretical perspective that has been missing in the debate about older men and informal learning in the community. Gender relations have an important role in explaining the development of community education in Ireland, but it is a critical and neglected process in explaining learning transitions by older men. We also present empirical findings for a national study of men’s sheds in Ireland together with qualitative data from interviews with older women involved in men’s sheds in Ireland.