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Tech-Savvy Solutions: Safeguarding Residents with Innovative Technology

According to recent studies, the use of assistive technology is becoming increasingly prevalent in healthcare services in the UK. It is estimated that at least 1.7 million people in England are currently using assistive technologies such as personal alarm systems to support their care. This trend is expected to continue as the population ages and the need for long-term care increases. Additionally, a report by the Assistive Technology Industry Association found that the global market for assistive technology products and services was worth an estimated $7.2 billion in 2019, with projections for continued growth in the coming years. It is clear that assistive technology has a significant role to play in the future of healthcare, and the UK is well-positioned to benefit from this trend.


Within the care home setting, one of the key challenges is ensuring that residents receive timely and effective care. To address this most recently, we implemented a cloud-based solution that allows us to track and monitor residents’ data remotely. This system offers features such as alerts, notifications, and automated reports, helping our teams provide proactive and responsive care.


With cloud activation, our teams can access residents’ data from anywhere in the world in real time. This will enable us to provide timely and effective care to our residents, as well as the system will also help us to identify potential issues early on, enabling us to intervene and provide the necessary support.


Another assistive technology that we have found useful is the Eagle Lifting Cushion. This device is designed to help our teams to lift fallen individuals safely and easily. The cushion is inflated section by section, gradually raising the fallen person to a standing position.


The Eagle Lifting Cushion has several benefits. Firstly, it reduces the risk of injury to carers, as it eliminates the need for manual lifting. Secondly, it is incredibly easy to use, with a simple inflation mechanism that can be operated by a single carer. Finally, the built-in backrest provides greater stability, ensuring that the fallen person is lifted safely and securely.


Overall, our experience with assistive technology has been positive. We have seen how these devices and systems can enhance the quality of care we provide, while also promoting safety and efficiency. As we continue to explore new technologies, we are confident that we will find even more ways to improve the lives of our residents and support our teams.

 

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