Rise of the robots

As the population ages and staff shortages continue to bite, will robots be the future for the care home sector? Liam Mynes, healthcare segment manager at Tork manufacturer Essity, looks at various developments in this area and considers how robots – and technology in 
general – can make a positive contribution to the care home environment

The care home industry is all about delivering that personal touch when interacting with residents.

Or is it?

In an ideal world, every resident would receive meticulous care from staff members plus their undivided attention on those occasions when they feel particularly lonely or vulnerable. But today's care workers are generally stretched very thinly. In fact, this was the case even before the global epidemic started to bite.

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