In an online world dominated by cat videos, memes and GIFs, it’s easy to lose sight of the beneficial impact social media can have. I used to be fixated on showing off the food on my plate and sharing selfies depicting my every move, but when I started working at everyLIFE, I discovered a much more meaningful purpose for social media in the care industry.
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.
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.
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?
When trawling through CQC inspection reports of care services in trouble, a common theme that crops up time and time again is medicines management and administration.
Pretty much every week somebody asks us: “Why haven’t you written a rostering system or bought a rostering system to go alongside your digital care planning – after all, you’ve got the engineers, you’ve got the money and it’s what everybody wants ?”