The top 10 care home providers, which average around 100 homes and around 10,000 beds each, often face challenges and obstacles that prevent them from adopting new technologies as fast as other organisations. So, it comes as no surprise that digital care implementation has fallen behind.
With the winter months closing in fast, winter planning and how to cope during another potentially snowy period will be coming to the forefront of home carers’ minds. After the difficulties that many home care companies experienced with snow last year, I thought it would be worth blogging about how domiciliary care software can help keep companies running, even in a cold snap, meaning one less thing to worry about in what can be a very stressful time.
In recent years, occasional whispers about intergenerational care in the UK have strengthened to an audible buzz – largely due to Channel 4’s documentary series ‘Old People’s Home for 4 year olds’. During the second series of this documentary, aired this autumn, a group of elderly people and a group of nursery children were monitored to measure the effects of a programme of interaction between the two.
As many of the everyLIFE team will attest to, I am very keen on cricket. I played the game at various levels over about 35 years, am now an armchair expert and, if there were such a team, I could probably talk, not to say bore, for England on the subject. So, what then does cricket have to do with digital care software?
It’s no secret that staff recruitment and retention is one of the care sector’s greatest challenges. Social care recruitment is a complex topic with a number of variables contributing to the crisis. It’s thought that by 2037, there will be an extra 1 million jobs to fill in the sector. We spoke with Neil Eastwood, author of Amazon bestseller ‘Saving Social Care’, to find out why recruitment is such a challenge for the industry and how care homes can overcome it by finding and retaining great care staff.
In its latest State of Care report, the CQC highlights the fragmented nature of health and social care integration across the country.