The need to improve the lives of elderly people and those living with dementia is becoming more prevalent, given the context of the UK’s ageing population. Dementia is now the UK’s leading killer with the number of people with the condition set to rise from 850,000 today to more than a million by 2025, according to the Alzheimer’s Society.
I consider one of the most important parts of my job as a Launch Project Manager at everyLIFE to be supporting care providers so that a good standard of person-centred care is available to everyone.
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In all of the sectors I have worked in previously – retail, security, technology, distribution, insurance, automotive and, of course, the accounting profession – people are invested in, trained and valued; some more than others but all to an extent are cared about and cared for. The ‘personhood’ of individuals in the various corporate teams is a key responsibility for the leaders of those teams. If the individuals are right, the team is right and on most occasions the objectives will be met.
Few issues are more contentious or emotive than the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and, more specifically, robots in care.
In the wake of our excitement in having discovered Dentures, Guns & Money: The Diary of a Home Care Worker, by Rita Nemo, with Julian Hutchings, we decided that we wanted to know more. While the book gave us an insight into Rita’s life and the struggles care workers face, it also brought up so many burning questions that we feel only someone like Rita could answer.
It’s always very rewarding coming away from an interview with a customer I am writing a case study for. Working mostly at a desk, behind the scenes and largely removed from day to day contact with customers, it’s reassuring to see the PASSsystem up and running out there in the real world, displaying on their dashboards as I walk into their offices.