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Communication in Care

There have been a few thought pieces recently looking into communication in the care sector. There was one in particular that caught my eye from Bhavna Keane-Rao in the Caring Times on the importance of effective communication within the staff team. Within it she highlighted qualitive information such as staff observation “gives a much more rounded picture of a resident’s current condition”. Of course, as many of us know, staff handovers are often rushed and lacking this context from staff, leading to inconsistent and poorly-informed communications. Our experience in Residential Care Homes found these very same age old problems, issues that we wanted to address within MiCarePlan’s functionalities. Read more

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Innovative Change to Ageing Practices

It can feel confusing nowadays to come across parts of life that remain unaffected by technology. From the work place to the wardrobe, so many processes have undergone the “there’s an app for that” phenomenon. The weekly shop can be done from the comfort of your sofa, the heating and lighting in your home can be adjusted remotely via your smartphone, and even complex machinery can be made in minutes on a 3D printer. Every problem, errand or query can be fixed by a click or a tap, making mundane chores seemingly effortless. We’ve created applications to empower and enable so many aspects of life, and yet some sectors remain unsupported by this development fever, and are crying out for support and valuable innovation. In particular, every day we see more reports about the amounting challenges facing the care sector. Why is it that we don’t appear to be harnessing the huge, empowering benefits technology could bring to an area so vital to our society and future? Read more