Questions Domiciliary Care Companies Should Ask About Technology

15 October 2019

Domiciliary Care Companies want to grow their businesses to meet new opportunities in the market, without a continuing over-reliance on people-intensive solutions.

The unprecedented growth in telemedicine, connected devices and sensors, should provide domiciliary care companies with a solution to this challenge. But focussing on technology is the wrong approach.

There are so many unanswered questions for Domiciliary Care Providers when it comes to technology:

  • Which technologies work?
  • Which ones have the most impact?
  • Which ones work together?
  • Which ones are right for us?
  • And crucially, which ones will help us generate new revenues?

Answering these questions is far more important than trying to decide which technologies to select. Any solution should allow domiciliary care providers to focus on what they do best: caring for the frail and elderly in their own homes.

Can technology be used to monitor safety, security and health of the elderly in their own homes? What additional insights can the technology solutions deployed give to the elderly and their families and to their carers? It is only the care outcomes that matter to the elderly, their families, the Domiciliary Care Providers and the carers they employ.

This is one of the motivations behind the Anthropos Connected Care Platform. We wanted to create a platform that was focused on delivering insights and actionable alerts, whatever the technology being used to gather it.

The Anthropos platform is based on the Software as a Service (SaaS) model and delivers six key advantages to Domiciliary Care Providers:

  • It allows the elderly to stay in their homes for longer
  • It supports a focus on outcomes, not technology selection and management
  • It delivers additional insight that can predict the future care needs of the elderly
  • It does not commit the company to any particular technology or provider
  • It allows for flexibility and rapid change as new technologies become available
  • It creates a new entry point for Domiciliary Care Provider services