Dementia 2020 - Partner Profile - MariCare
Who are MariCare?
MariCare Oy leads the healthcare industry with our unique Elsi smart floor and eLea fall detector solutions. For more than15 years we have created outstanding innovative solutions, enabling thousands of elderly people to live in a safe, homelike environment. Our headquarters is situated in Vantaa, Finland.
How has MariCare improved dementia care and support in Finland?
During our time in the Elderly Care industry we have supported numerous residents in areas of rehabilitation, disabled and assisted living and dementia care home environments.
What has been your greatest achievement to date?
MariCare’s reference list is long. The Elsi Smart Floor has been installed in more than 3000 apartments in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, France and Australia. One success story is the 130 room Kustaankartano Nursing Home in Helsinki, Finland. After installing the Elsi Smart Floor System the care home experienced a reduction in costs relating to workforce, laundry and medicines along with improved staff retention. And were there any measurable outcomes that accompanied this achievement?
Reduction in staff hours.
Reduced sick leave and hence a reduction in temporary staff.
Increased daily activities and improved sleeping patterns helped reduce the use of medicines.
Reduced laundry with timely bathroom visits.
Improved resident safety due to the resident feeling more secure.
Increased resident activity meaning less time spent in bed.
How many organisations/clients currently utilise the service/solution across the UK?
MariCare is new to the UK market and is represented by our partner Direct Healthcare Solutions Limited. https://dhslimited.co.uk/smart-floor/ Promotion of the Elsi Smart Floor System will continue to be via direct contact with Care Homes and through Care Forums and conferences such as Dementia 2020.
Is there anything you would like to make delegates aware of ahead of the Dementia 2020 conference on 30 the April?
More information can be found on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LAAsrIvsjU and the company website www.maricare.com Please visit us in the Network Surgery and see our ‘live’ working demo system.
What do you feel are the key points delegates need to digest when considering a partnership with MariCare?
Elsi Smart Floor is an non-wearable, invisible care technology that provides unique individual care for each resident. It also gives peace of mind and a feeling of home to both residents and caregivers.