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Grandpal - the person-centred care company and platform

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th July 2019
We take a look at Grandpal, the startup that is helping Nursing Homes connect with locals who want to use their spare time doing good! We wrote recently in our article about Tovertafel that people living in care homes often find only their physical health cared for and not their mental health. Lack of activities and stimulation leads to apathy, which leads more easily to isolation and l...
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Using virtual reality to help those with dementia

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th July 2019
Vr Revival provides an interactive and personalised platform for an uplifting social experience using a virtual reality app and headset for people with dementia. Virtual reality can be used for the obvious fun and games, but as we have highlighted over recent months, it can also be used as a tool for making work safer and easier, and a device through which to improve lives. We have written before...
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Latest Zinc Company Builder Programme to transform the quality of later life

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th July 2019
Do you want to build a new purpose-driven startup with support from a world-class network of experts? Are you looking to have an impact in healthy ageing? Step forward for the Zinc Company Builder Programme, a unique opportunity for talented and ambitious individuals to find a co-founder, work with leading experts, design and test new ideas, build a purpose-driven business from scratch and access...
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Tovertafel aka the Magic Table helps patients with dementia

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th June 2019
Holland-based startup Active Cues have created a simple product called Tovertafel aka Magic Table, which projects imagery onto a surface, helping engage children and adults with cognitive challenges. Passive behaviour - decreased emotion, withdrawal, and lower levels of activity - are among the common signs of dementia in older people. Those in care homes often don’t have a lot to do day to...
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Social Prescribing self referral tool puts power with the patient

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st November 2018
As the NHS enters the 'era of self-service and mobility', award-winning HealthTech startup Elemental step forward with their people powered, self referral digital tool for person centred, social prescribing care.  Focusing on creating a culture of self-care and independence, Elemental has expanded their award-winning platform, with the launch of Elemental Self Refer - a simple, interactive, ...
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Social Prescription platform Elemental Software takes centre stage

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th June 2018
Social Prescription software platform Elemental Software (we’ve followed their journey for awhile) have been shortlisted for the prestigious UKBAA Awards in the Best Female Led Angel Investment Category. Now in its 14th year, the annual UKBAA Angel Investment Awards, (happening 19th June, Liverpool) aim to celebrate high-growth and success in the angel and early-stage investment market &nda...
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Florence banks on connecting nursing homes to self-employed nurses

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th April 2018
Florence - a marketplace for nurses to find shifts in hospitals and nursing homes and vice-versa, empowers care homes and nurses to connect via an online platform that dramatically reduces the cost of recruitment for the homes whilst helping nurses book higher paying shifts online. Pain Point - The UK healthcare system is endemically short of staff and often reliant on recruitment agencies t...
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Storiicare - innovation in person centred care

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th November 2017
After being admitted to hospital with kidney failure, Glaswegian Cameron Graham found himself sharing a ward with an elderly man with dementia. Seeing how this man was unresponsive and introverted when alone and with staff, but responsive and talkative when his granddaughter visited with photo albums, Graham began looking into tools or products that might be capable of helping this man and people ...
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