Despite care homes previously being notoriously behind the times when it came to the topic of technology, the sector is slowly catching up and this standardisation could no longer be further from the truth.
The role that technology plays within care homes has become increasingly prevalent over recent years; with many care homes adopting solutions such as cloud software, smart home capabilities and AI technology. This technology enables both residents and employees to enjoy the associated benefits.
Having said that, for as many care homes that are welcoming this new technology, there are just as many that shy away from it. Shockingly, only one in five care homes have WiFi, and even those who do, can often have dead spots, and no reserved bandwidth for essential services.
Care homes across the country need to stop being wary of the introduction of new technology and start implementing it so they can feel the associated benefits. In the article Blueleaf discuss the most recent up and coming technology trends and how they are being implemented within the care industry.
Artificial intelligence
There are aspects of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that have been introduced into care homes across the UK, allowing for the monitoring of patients to predict the need for early intervention. This particular technology will allow for an extended ecosystem; making the delivery of 24/7 care a possibility.
AI-based tools allow the tracking of habitual behaviour in residents, can spot changes in real time and provide a platform for the end to end digitisation of healthcare. These innovations are transforming the way in which care is delivered and improving the quality and personal aspect of care, which in turn will alleviate the pressure on carers and families alike.
Pending AI tech from forward thinking businesses like Novacare, aim to provide support to employees that will speed up processes and

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