Gemma Wakley, head of account management at Almas Industries, tells us how technology can increase efficiency and productivity by delivering streamlined processes in care
According to Age UK, there were over 17,000 care homes in the UK in 2015, housing and supporting nearly half a million residents. By 2040, figures suggest that one in four people in the UK will be aged 65 or over, with 3.4 million aged over 85.
Conversely, the number of beds available in care homes is decreasing, with the Nuffield Trust reporting a decline of 16 per cent in availability between 2012 and 2021.
As our ageing population grows and puts increasing demands on an already stretched healthcare system, technology will be essential to maintaining that quality of care. Technology allows staff to focus on caring for their residents instead of other, often repetitive administration or security tasks. It enables staff to work smarter rather than harder
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