Digital Solutions and the Path to Becoming Outstanding
Last year saw Fastroi begin their internationalisation journey. 2018 has started and we are now busy preparing for the first exhibition of the year in the UK. We will be attending the Dementia Care & Nursing Home Expo in Birmingham on the 25th & 26th April, at booth number 12070 (Hall 8).
Our CEO, Risto Jalovaara will be attending alongside our UK staff, myself (Jim Ward), Scott Gibson and David Johnson. We will be giving a presentation on the digital transformation of the domiciliary care industry, looking in particular at the lessons learnt from Finland and the UK. You can catch our presentation at 13:15 on Wednesday 25th April in Theatre 11.
Seeking out New Challenges
Having established ourselves as the market leader in Finland, we felt we didn’t have to look too far for the next challenge. At the start of 2018, Fastroi began to look at the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections and what the inspection results can tell us about the needs for digital solutions in the dementia, nursing home and domiciliary care industries. What we found has not only inspired us but given us a clear picture of the challenges ahead in the social care industry, in both home care and care at home.
Two statistics stood out from the rest and these have allowed us to drill down into the data for some very interesting insights. We discovered that 25% of Residential homes and 20% of Domiciliary care services are rated as ‘inadequate’ or ‘requires improvement’
As we went deeper, we uncovered the areas that gave the worst results. To say it was a lightbulb moment is an understatement! The most common 6 issues that appeared in ‘inadequate’ or ‘requires improvement’ inspection reports, were all areas where a digital management solution like Fastroi’s ‘Real Time Care’ (RTC) would bring about significant improvements. Come along to the stand and pickup a copy of the findings white paper!
As we mentioned in a previous blog post, the act of making a decision is stressful, because we don’t know the outcome until after we have made the decision. So, for people trying to find the right type of care for their loved ones, having access to information about how an establishment is run is critical, but also, knowing that they are using tools that can provide extra levels of reassurance and peace of mind will make the decision easier.
If you would like to learn more about our vision for RTC™ in the UK , please download our White Paper or come and visit us at the Dementia Care & Nursing Home Expo at the booth #12070. For more information about the event and , please follow the link to the exhibition website. http://www.carehomeexpo.co.uk/
Wouldn’t it be great if we could improve outcomes in residential and domiciliary care by using tools that made reporting easier, management smoother and delivered connected care plans? That would be outstanding!