Before becoming an everyLIFER nearly three years ago, I spent much of my time in banks, driving change initiatives in how software was built and deployed. All the banks loved the idea of improving through change, but what they didn’t like quite so much was the temporary upheaval that came with that change.
Fiona Williams talks to everyLIFE about the digital care journey and the future of technology in social care.
Just deciding what to wear in the morning or what to have for dinner can sometimes be a challenge, let alone deciding what (if any) care management software to implement into your business! Add to that the always tricky transition from tried and tested processes to what are claimed to be more efficient, cost-effective technology solutions, and it’s very understandable that some may think that implementing new care management software is simply more trouble than it’s worth! Luckily, though, there is a way to find out what you’re really getting yourself into…
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.We all know how unpredictable British weather can be and winter is no exception. Digital care systems 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.