The Queen Silvia Nursing Award is a scholarship, granted annually to a nursing student whose idea offers new solutions to future challenges of elderly and dementia care. Besides from finding new innovations, the purpose of the scholarship is to raise awareness of the health care of the elderly.
Sajama’s idea is a friendly door alarm that comforts and relaxes the elderly person with a familiar voice of for example a relative. The talking door alarm activates when the door handle is turned. The award jury considered Sajama’s idea innovative, combining empathy and technology in a new manner.
Source: Swedish Care International
PHOTO: YANAN LI
Katri Sajama is the fourth Finn to receive the award and the second from TAMK. In addition to the 6000-euro scholarship, she has the unique opportunity to get to know the operation of Queen Silvia Nursing Award partners in Finland, Sweden, Poland and Germany.
The award is granted by Swedish Care International (SCI) in cooperation with its partners.