Tackling care shortages in some parts of the world might be getting a little easier. This isn’t due to more caregivers or new and improved nursing homes. Rather, by utilizing the resources that we already have on hand more efficiently, some professional caregivers are finding that they can help more people with less of a strain on their service. This is happening through better use of technology.
Technology isn’t just fancy new phones and robots. It also involves the better use and organization of information. By connecting the right people with the right things more quickly, we can help people to deliver and receive better care.
There are recent examples of hospitals using algorithms to help match patients with the best resources and doctors for their needs. Not only can patients be matched with the right team more efficiently because of this technology, patients can be grouped together in closer proximity so that doctors are not traveling great distances to work with the people that need their help. It has proven to help people get quicker access to helpful medical care when rolled out effectively.
Regular readers of this blog know that this is a topic that I often visit. The U.S. is expected to have a huge deficit when it comes to available senior care workers in the next ten years or so. Finding an advantage where we can get it will help caregivers all over the country to do their jobs more effectively.
Technology is great when it works for us, and in this instance, it seems like it definitely has the ability to do so. However, this isn’t necessarily going to create an immediate solution. While it creates promise for the future, the prospects of a computer algorithm helping to fill staff shortages in senior care facilities doesn’t help a loved one that is looking for care right now. If you’re in this situation, you need an answer today, and you can’t wait for companies to start adopting this new technology.
That’s where services like ours can help. We provide personalized in-home care to families throughout the Bay Area, ensuring that they not only have the care that they need now, but that it is personalized to effectively meet their unique needs. When it comes to the treatment of a loved one, you don’t want them to just have care–you want them to have the best care that they can possibly get. When care is customized to more precisely meet your loved one’s needs, the quality of the care improves, too.
Feel free to reach out to us today. We offer free care consultations that might be exactly what you need to find the ideal type of care for a loved one. These come with no risk and no obligation for you. You have questions about senior care, and we would love to help answer them and get you pointed in the right direction. That might be one of our in-home caregivers, or it might be something completely different. Either way, we’re here to help.