VERA – a virtual social centre which supports people to live in their own homes

The OHLA Group reinforces its growth and diversification strategy and is committed to the digital transformation of its Services division. Ingesan, the parent subsidiary of this line of business, which has a portfolio of more than 500 contracts and a workforce of more than 12,000 people, presents VERA, a Virtual Social Centre for its healthcare activity.

With more than ten years of experience in the healthcare sector, Ingesan will be able to offer this virtual social centre in Spain, Mexico and Chile to a potential of more than 6,000 users. The company frames this project in the development of new digital care services based on its commitment to innovation and digital transformation.

The objective of the VERA digital platform is to transfer the activity of a traditional social centre to the user’s home thanks to technology. In this way, physical and distance barriers that prevent travel are eliminated and a complete range of services is made available to all citizens: psychological care, physical and sensory rehabilitation and entertainment to facilitate the individual and collective integration of the elderly and promote their maximum degree of autonomy.

Thanks to this virtual platform, users are provided with a quality, comprehensive and individualized service in their own social and family environment, while personal interrelationships are promoted through the creation of virtual groups of service users.

VERA’s challenge is to keep elderly people active and connected with Society as a whole and attend to all their needs, to prevent their physical and cognitive deterioration through a wide range of services: virtual day centre, control of lifestyle , fall sensor, communication system with family and friends or recreational activities, among others.

VERA has been awarded in the 2022 edition of TECNOSOCIAL (Málaga) as a Social Innovation project for a new service delivery model focused on people.

For its part, the progress made in digital transformation by Ingesan has allowed it to obtain the award from FORÉTICA, a benchmark business organization in terms of sustainability in Spain, within the framework of the JOBS 2030-Future of Work project. It is an initiative aimed at supporting and making visible business action towards more sustainable and ethical work, delving into the most relevant elements to achieve a fairer transition in adaptation and development in digitalization.