One of the care homes we are working with on Connecting Care is in the seaside town of Bognor Regis. On Thursday we paid a return visit to see how they are getting on with the actions that came from our first meeting with them earlier in the year.
It was great to hear of the positive steps they are taking such as their new website, about their activities co-ordinator who is using YouTube to show interesting video clips requested by the residents and that they are exploring activities and suitable apps that can be used on a Tablet PC. They have even found a volunteer to look after any day to day technical issues they have with the office computers.
However it was the simple and affordable changes to the technology they use that are making the most difference.
So these two very simple changes have enabled them to offer better digital facilities to residents and to work in a more efficient way… thus meaning they could have more time with their residents.
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