Prevention and Recovery through Exercise
- Effective and Safe Approach
- Person centred wellbeing
- Independent living
- Low Back Pain
- Success stories
The Amaven programme adheres to up-to-date guidelines and best practise to deliver an effective and safe approach to caring for the wellbeing of older people.
Care-homes who use Amaven demonstrate a high-level of commitment to clients and could receive a higher rating in their CQC inspection.
All our programmes have been designed by occupational therapists and physical activity specialists. It is based on the Otago exercise programme which has been proven to reduce falls and injuries due to falls.
We also actively follow guidelines from: Care Quality Commission, NICE falls guidance, Department of Health, Cochrane Reviews, Sherrington Effective Exercise to Prevent Falls Review, Public Health England, British Heart Foundation National Centre research, FaME trial.
Individual health screenings provide practitioners with a complete picture of the client’s health. This helps to identify any risks and prevent potential injuries. Staff can discuss the results with relevant professionals, such as GPs, if the client needs additional help.
Amaven treats seniors with dignity and respect. All the information that clients choose to share will be confidential unless they wish to share it. Clients can log onto the Amaven platform at any time and view their wellbeing profile.
Responsive to people’s needs
Amaven is personalised to the individual needs of the client and a personalised activity plan is generated to work on areas that need greater attention. The programme also helps to create a wellbeing community in residential homes and group activity sessions help people to be more social.
Staff will be fully trained to use the Amaven platform and receive on-going support by phone or email if they need it. Staff can use the information gathered to work with the client’s practitioners and family members to improve the delivery of care.
Find out how you can use Amaven clients by booking a demo on 0161 300 9172.
The Amaven platform adopts a person-centred approach to wellbeing.
The activity programmes have been designed to build resistance against conditions, such as osteoporosis and dementia, and improve the overall health and wellbeing of older people.
Activities are selected through the system depending on the individual’s age, ability and individual needs. Exercises will help clients to develop flexibility, strength, balance and co-ordination, as well as increasing confidence and independence.
Caring for groups of people
Amaven supports practitioners to deliver an exceptional level of care for groups of older people, which makes it ideal for residential villages or community care-homes.
We've ensured that all the activities in the programmes are creative, enjoyable and energising and encourage people to make the most of every session.
We provide a sequence of movements to age-appropriate music and include active games and stories to inspire the brain. All our programmes include seated and standing options to ensure that all ages and abilities can participate.
• Support to identify individual or groups’ needs
• Warm-up and Cool-down exercises
• A selection of movement to music moves with age-appropriate music
• Creative, stimulating, fun and energising activities
• Information and alerts for common medical conditions
• Measurable data to identify achievements and milestones
Request a demo here or call us on 0161 300 9172 and discover how Amaven can support you.
Amaven is an online platform which measures, tracks and improves bio motor abilities of older adults. The programme is designed for the older people to stay independent and allow them to live in their own homes and keep them out of hospitals and care homes.
Barriers to independence
Most admissions to care homes are due to falls and postural/balance implications (Salkeld et al. 2000). Recent evidence reports that specific programmes for improving strength and balance can reduce the risk of falls by as much as 60% per cent (Skelton, 2001).
Skelton and Dinan (1999) also suggested that a lack of fitness was the result of older people not being able to lift themselves off the floor after a fall. This highlights that a well-structured fitness programme specifically for the older person can dramatically maintain their independence.
Research commissioned by the Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO) shows 70% of over 65s want to be more active. However, it has found that they face a range of practical and financial barriers.
Of those who were less active and wanted to be more active, nearly one in four listed their reasons for not using nearby facilities as feeling self-conscious in environments such as gyms often dominated by young people, with a further 22% stating the facilities don’t accommodate the needs of older people.
A Scalable Solution
Individuals can be assessed regularly in their own homes by family members, care workers or Amaven Health Mentors. Regular assessments will produce evidence of progress or deterioration which can be shared via reports with individuals and organisations involved in the care of that individual.
Specific scores and indicators are used to provide high-quality, personalised activities that can be done safely at home or in other settings. Amaven will prescribe personalised activities that promote physical, social, and emotional health to reduce the incidence of frailty and falls. Regardless of age or ability, personalised physical activities will be prescribed to either maintain or develop the key components of health, helping the individual stay active and self-sufficient into old age.
Amaven tracks progress to highlight impact, inform personal needs and deliver specific outcomes. Specific programmes for strength and balance have been shown to reduce the risk of falls by as much as 60 per cent (Skelton, 2001)
The Amaven Independent Living Profiling tool
The Amaven Independent Living Profiling tool will enable practitioners to baseline and monitor individuals across a number of key evidence based indicators to arrive at their overall Independent Living Index score. The score for each key indicator is then used to provide an appropriate type and level of care to maintain or improve an individual’s independence.
Contact us to find out more about the independent living programme.
Amaven is an online platform which measures, tracks and improves bio motor abilities of older adults. The programme is designed to manage and reduce the risk of falls, frailty and dementia and to help older adults living in-care to improve their wellbeing.
Watch how Amaven has helped the residents of St Johns Nursing Home in Bromsgrove:
The true cost of falls
Falls remain a major cause of injury and death amongst the over 70s and account for more than 50% of hospital admissions for accidental injury.
Hip fractures resulting from falls are reported to be the most serious type of injury, which affects approximately 60,000 people per year in the UK (Husk et al. 2008).
Recent evidence reports that specific programmes for improving strength and balance can reduce the risk of falls by as much as 60% per cent (Skelton, 2001). Skelton and Dinan (1999) also suggested that a lack of fitness was the result of older people not being able to lift themselves off the floor after a fall. This highlights that a well-structured fitness programme specifically for the older person can significantly reduce their risk of falls.
Dementia is one of the main causes of disability in later life, ahead of some cancers, cardiovascular disease and stroke and is the leading cause of death for women in the UK.
850,000 people are estimated to be living with dementia in the UK in 2014, of whom 773,502 were aged 65 years or over. By 2025, the number is expected to rise to 1.14 million. By 2051, it is projected to exceed 2 million.
One in three people over 65 will die with a form of dementia. Dementia costs the UK approximately £26.3 billion per year, about twice as much as cancer, yet this country spends nearly twelve times as much on cancer research than it does on researching dementia.
People with dementia may have low levels of BDNF in the brain and in the blood (Pedersen, 2011). However, elevated levels of BDNF have been found in rapid cycling bipolar disorder patients (Munkholm et al., 2014). Every time physical activity occurs, the BDNF level increases in the brain, blood, and muscles (Pedersen, 2011) and it is possible that BDNF represents a mechanism by which physical activity can influence symptoms of depression (Matthews et al., 2009; Pedersen et al., 2009; Huang et al., 2014).
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The Amaven Low Back Pain Profile aims to assist the medical practitioner by providing an online personalised profile to assess, track and improve the recovery of non-specific low back pain.
Low back pain is a major health-care problem resulting in disability and often depression and job-loss. It is reported that 60-80% of the population suffer from low back pain.
Low back pain is complex in nature and therefore is sub divided into specific and non-specific low back pain. Take a look at the differences between the two here.
Patient-centred care pathway
Through building a personalised profile of an individual suffering from non-specific low back pain we can help both the medical practitioner and patient. The specific yellow flags that have been identified can be tracked and correlated to a reduction in low back pain and improvements in everyday activity.
The self-care solution builds a positive relationship with the medical practitioner and the patient. The patient receives a comprehensive patient-centred approach that they can action and follow, through home-training specific exercises, stretches and educational pieces to help with recovery.
Amaven records adherence to the programme as the patient completes their home-training exercises and stretches. The system can also be programmed to ask the patient how they are feeling and whether the treatment is working using simple questionnaires. All the data is pulled together and assimilated into the profile. This information can then be used by the practitioner to provide support remotely and to make informed decisions regarding the next steps to the patient’s overall care.
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The Amaven home-based monitoring, personalised exercise and wellbeing programme can help improve outcomes for patients via an online platform to assist the medical practitioner and carers.
In addition to medications, there are some activities that may ease the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s, improve quality of life and increase adherence to the medication. There is also now scientific evidence to suggest that certain activities, including exercise, social connectedness and creativity, may not only be therapeutic for Parkinson’s symptoms, but could alter the brain by creating new pathways of communication among brain cells and to create new cells.
Patient centred self-care solution
By creating and maintaining an online profile through regular assessment of the patient (self-assessment or by a carer) and by providing appropriate interventions to maintain adherence to the treatment plan.
Profiling is based on monitoring the patient’s activity levels, motor skills, moods etc. Tracking and monitoring the patient’s condition will benefit the patient and the medical practitioner, as the medical practitioner can review the patient’s history and make informed clinical decisions regarding the next steps of the patient’s long-term care.
Furthermore, the Amaven Parkinson’s Online Self-care Platform delivers video-based exercises and activities to support the fitness components of strength, mobility and balance. Maintaining or improving these essential fitness components can help preserve independent living and reduce the fear and risk of falls.
Summary of Key Points
- Easy tracking of patient’s condition to support the medical practitioner
- Improved confidence through activities of daily living
- Maintenance or improved independent living
- Reduced fear and risks of falls and fall rates
Health, fitness and wellbeing profiling tool
We use health screenings to identify risks and create an indepth health, fitness and wellbeing profile for individuals. Health screenings are simple to do and can be carried out by family members, care workers, or Amaven Health Mentors. Regular screenings will produce evidence of progress or deterioration, highlight risks and prevent damage. Information can be shared via reports with individuals and organisations involved in the care of that individual.
Person-centred wellbeing programmes
Specific scores and indicators are used to inform a personalised activity programme that can be done safely at home or in other settings. All of the activities prescribed promote physical, social, and emotional health to positively impact an individual's life.
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