Posted by Debbie Harris
As the COVID-19 outbreak spreads, more and more technology providers are developing new tools, or releasing their products for free, to support health and social care providers, staff and people receiving care.
Autumna has developed a FREE Standard listing on its platform which allows the public to search for care homes, home care and live-in care agencies by providing essential information such as care specialism, availability, contact details, location map, CQC rating, a photo, and website links.
What follows is a list compiled by Digital Social Care of what other technology providers are doing to help ease the situation.
Award winning software FREE to all care providers to automate recruitment campaigns. Vacancies are posted straight to CareJob.co and Google Jobs. The software automatically communicates with applicants and includes 24/7 cloud access for remote working.
To help care homes maintain isolation, but at the same time enable families to stay in contact with their loved ones, Person Centred Software has opened up its Relatives Gateway platform to all UK care homes for FREE.
Relatives Gateway allows secure messaging and photos to be shared and also gives carers an efficient way to provide wellbeing updates to concerned loved ones.
Providing a complete digital home care management service, Birdie has decided to make some of its core services free, until at least June 30th and potentially longer if necessary. Specifically, it is making its eMAR (medication manager), care logs and family app FREE to any new home care provider that signs up.
This is a not-for-profit organisation set up by Florence in response to the virus's impact on frontline social care. It connects volunteers with social care providers to support the elderly and vulnerable in need during the coronavirus crisis. Care providers can use this free online platform to find volunteers to help with cooking, child care, driving, running errands and other such assistance, freeing up staff to focus on immediate care.
Giving 5-minute ‘Sips’ of micro-learning on COVID-19 relevant topics, including hand washing, hand sanitisers and food hygiene, CuppaCare is making registration for its app FREE. Careworkers can now build a knowledge base on their phones, and collect digital badges to evidence their learning.
Digital Social Care have not tested the products listed and have compiled the list on the basis of what our team have found or had referred to us. Some products may have a cost associated when Covid-19 is over.
Home Care Services
Live-in Care Services
Retirement Living Developments