The COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on care professionals responsible for the wellbeing of seniors. There is less of direct contact with the seniors and also, there is less time to discuss any issues with other carers or family and friends. The UK company has developed an app (screenshots below) that is helping them care for these seniors using technology that is easy and simple for seniors to use. Healthcare professionals can now virtually checkin on their patients, communicate easily with inapp text, voice and video calls by simply tapping a face. They can follow daily events and trends:
• Get daily check-ins with feedback on the senior’s mood and activity;
• Measure the overall happiness score of seniors taken care of;
• Spotlight staff members building a great rapport with residents;
• Analyse emerging health trends at the local facility and strategically plan for the future;
• Benefit from efficiencies in communication and coordination.
Additionally, they can provide regular updates on care practices, daily activities and exercises that are shared with seniors with prompts to join in. The family can be notified about how their elder is doing on a daily basis and over time at a glance on their mobile devices.
Healthcare professionals have praised the sharing of information in this way which saves them a lot of time, increases convenience and provides families with peace of mind. Many modules of the app have been tested and the company is now looking for partners to join its Beta programme to co-create specific products for care homes. The type of cooperation is going to be technical cooperation.