Posted: 19 July 2021
A new film made by TEC Services Association (TSA), the industry and advisory body for technology enabled care, highlights how social care providers can embrace technology in their organisation for better outcomes for both service users and care professionals.
The film, developed in partnership with Skills for Care, follows registered manager Martyn Davies of Urmston Manor as he reveals how they have introduced technological innovations in their care home. Martyn is also the co-chair of one of the Skills for Care registered manager networks.
In the film Martyn highlights that using technology enabled care gives him a sense of confidence in his role. He explains that in Urmston Manor they have introduced a variety of technology which helps staff to run all activity as efficiently as possible and ensure the needs of the people they support are met.
Innovations which Martyn and his team have introduced include:
- facial recognition: this creates an automatic record of which staff are on duty at any given time.
- electronic staff rota: allowing rostering to be done anywhere, any time.
- electronic care planning: this system provides digital support on examinations such as blood pressure checks and creates digital records of everyone the staff at the home support.
- voice assistant: systems such as Alexa provide easy to use entertainment and a feeling of company for people in their rooms.
Martyn discusses the costs of introducing the new digital technology, and says he feels that whilst it has been a monetary investment it has freed up time for himself and the rest of the staff and brings more value to the people they support. He values the role it has played in spending less time doing paperwork and more time with the people he supports.
You can view the film 'Embracing a Digital Future for Care Workforce and Residents' on the TSA website.