Total figure will be 1.7 million By 2051 in the UK.
Statistics shows that 1 in 3 people either as a sufferer, or as a carer or relative
With every second ticking by, dementia costs the UK £539.
This is a hinge incentive from a Business perspective.</li></ul>Growing Alzheimer’s Needs Lead to Opportunity for Those Looking to Start a Business<br /><ul><li>Franchising opportunities in the home care industry.
The number of Americans age 65 and older with this dreaded condition will increase from 5.1 million today to 13.5 million by mid-century, reports the Alzheimer’s Association.
Paid in-home non-medical care appears to be the preferred means of augment other forms of care
Indications of home care industry on the brink of rapid expansion to meet growing demands.</li></ul>Sources : BBC Online Tuesday, 27 February 2007, http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/3/prweb8195122.htm<br />
Project Aims/Objectives<br />Improving supervision and medical care with in a care home by tracking the elderly patients suffering from dementia using RFID technology. <br />To improve the social quality patients currently experience whilst maintaining the high levels of care<br />To track Care Workers locations to improve response times to patient emergencies, improving resource deployment<br />Locate each patient with a per room accuracy within 5 seconds of requesting<br />Scan each patients RFID tag within a 2 meter scan radius of RFID scanner 99% of the time with antenna availability<br />Reducing the time taken to attend by 30% within 4/5 incidents. <br />Reduce the number of patient safety incidents by 80% within the first year of deployment. <br />Reduce the access of patients to restricted areas of the Care Home Facility 24/7/365 through Geo-fencing concepts. <br />A COTS product delivery catering for 90% of the markets requirements for the services provided. <br />
Project Brief<br />System<br />A central system interface to the system for Care Home Workers to interact with locating patients, Care Home Workers and other administrative features of the system <br />Central System interface accessible over an internal closed loop intranet to provide patient profile data to authorised Care Home Workers <br />Remote, wireless devices used by Care Home Workers to access patient medical data, through scanning RFID bracelets for drug administration <br />Hardware<br /><ul><li>RFID bracelets/tags .
Server Hardware and peripheral equipment </li></li></ul><li>Project Summary<br />£100,000 GBP project budget and live 6 months<br />ROI within 24 months through the product sales<br />Prince 2 methodology will be used to manage Project.<br />Development will be RAD based<br />Development team will use SCRUM methodology<br />Product Break down<br />Project Success Factors<br /><ul><li>Development and project objectives met
Become a market leader in services specific to Caring for patients suffering from dementia.
Improves brand image, through pioneering market concepts, both within public and private sectors of the medical industry through product market dominance.
Product that can be implemented into different environments (Larger in scale) e.g. hospitals.
This allows for different revenue streams to open and introduce long term managed service contracts with different revenue and cost models.
Organisational expansion internationally, into countries predicting an increase in the elderly e.g. US. </li></ul>Patients<br /><ul><li>Provides a direct Non-intrusive method of monitoring their locations
Prevent their social isolation and improve their medical care.</li></ul>Care Homes <br />Higher revenue generated through the increased capacity of patients…<br />Increased efficiency in resource deployment within the Care Home whilst maintaining caring standard<br />Improve caring levels to be further compliant with industry and national standards – improving caring rating. <br />More efficient administration for patient and employee<br />