Are you tying yourself up in knots and completely confused by digital care planning options? Are you tired of all the jargon that seems to go with it? If find your head in the clouds when people talk about cloud-based software or like the sound of ‘real time’ but not sure you know what it means? Then read on.
The care industry faces challenges that are complex and bigger than any one organisation. Collaboration amongst stakeholders is key to better outcomes for the industry as a whole - developing better care for older people, a better work environment for care professionals and a more rewarding business for owners of care service providers. We’re very proud to have been selected to work with industry stakeholders at the Digital Catapult Brighton and IoTUK Care Clinic event last Friday, 16 September.
The UK is a smartphone society. More than 7 out of every 10 adults own a smartphone. For many people, a smartphone is the first thing they touch in the morning and the last thing they touch at night. Smartphones are the digital equivalent of a Swiss Army knife as they have subtly replaced the alarm clock, flashlight, stopwatch, calculator, voice recorder, camera, scanner, newspapers, books, maps, GPS devices and dozens of other everyday items in our lives.
New developments in our understanding of the biological determinants of ageing and better healthcare are behind the growing life expectancy (80 now from 40 a century ago). But socially and culturally we have not kept pace with what this will mean in our ageing society of the future. What do longer life spans mean for the way we organise our societies? How can people best prepare themselves for living considerably longer?