Hibox Launches Video Call Service for Care Facilities

Turku, Finland, 15th February 2024 Hibox Systems, a subsidiary of the Accedo Group, has launched CareCall, a video call service for care facilities that can be used by residents and patients to help them stay in touch with their family and friends, and by care professionals to carry out virtual rounds and remote appointments. Hibox, acquired by Accedo in February 2021, is a provider of advanced information, entertainment, and communications solutions for the hospitality, healthcare, and telecom industries.

With CareCall, patients, residents and staff in care facilities can use managed TVs or tablets, to video call internally, as well to call mobile phones externally. Research shows that active social connections can improve the medical outcomes of patients, helping prevent or improve stress, anxiety, and depression. Using CareCall helps to give the patient a sense of belonging, feeling loved and cared for, and a sense of support from friends, families, and others in their community. Such activities can also help to promote physical activity, a healthy lifestyle and reduce the risk of destructive behavior.

Hibox CareCall has already been deployed in a new, purpose built, residential home, Teglagården, in Skara, Sweden. Officially opened on 23rd September 2023, it provides 107 assisted living apartments, and 8 LSS apartments. The facility has been designed and built to incorporate the latest digital solutions in order to enhance patient wellbeing and care, as well as to improve efficiency and working environment for care professionals. Each apartment is fitted with a 43 or 55-inch TV to facilitate video calling.

Bill Anckar, COO, Hibox Systems, commented: “We’re thrilled that the Hibox CareCall solution has been chosen for the state-of-the-art residential center at Teglagården. Staying socially active has been proven to offer many health benefits, and with the installation of CareCall at Teglagården, residents will be able to easily stay connected to family and friends. The CareCall service improves the daily life of patients as they can communicate easily and share their experiences with their loved ones.”

Staffan Lundstedt, Project Manager, Teglagården, added: “At Teglagården, one lives in the final stages of life and here one should feel safe and, above all, that one gets a dignified life. The vision was to build a home for the elderly that was home-like and safe for the elderly and with clear technology at the forefront. We mapped out what is important to those moving in and dared to try both proven and new techniques. The response to these solutions has been really good and everyone finds it exciting. We have pretty much fulfilled all our wishes. We have created security and opportunities for future security-enhancing measures and future solutions.”.

Hibox is represented in Sweden by Special-Elektronik and delivered the solution in collaboration with local reseller Teknikinstallationer. To find out more about the Hibox CareCall solution, get in touch with Hibox Systems.

About Hibox Systems

Hibox Systems provides advanced interactive information, entertainment, and communication solutions for business customers in the hospitality, healthcare and telecom industries. Our products are sold by a large network of affiliates and resellers around the world. Hibox is part of the Accedo Group, and our headquarters is located in Turku, Finland. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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