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Remote Monitoring Solutions in Care Homes

Having been trialled across the country, remote monitoring solutions are now being rolled out in care homes across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

Find out what they are and how you can get involved.

What is a remote monitoring solution?

It is the use of cloud based digital technology to monitor care home residents’ basic vital signs and symptoms to help with care decisions. 

NHSX has commissioned the Digital Telehealth platform, DOC@HOME making it  free to care homes, including all equipment.

How does it work?

How will remote monitoring benefit the care home?

Residents remain in their preferred place of care

Care home residents are at higher risk of needing clinical intervention, but it may not always be possible to access the right care at the right time i.e., hospitals or GP surgeries.

These out of home visits can be distressing for the resident, not to mention the practical challenges of transportation that come with associated risks such as contracting infection(s).

Saves time and money

As soon as a resident becomes unwell instead of the care home staff contacting the GP and waiting for hours on the other end of the phone, the GP (or appropriate clinical professional) will be alerted automatically. Saving both the care home and the GP/PCN time and money.

Residents only go to hospital if absolutely necessary. This equates to a reduction in unnecessary GP callouts, 999 calls and A&E Admissions. A recent pilot in Sussex Community Trust has shown a 75% reduction in admissions compared to the same period in the previous year which equates to financial savings.

Improve CQC Ratings

Your resident’s health and wellbeing remain at the centre of your care. Using remote monitoring means a proactive rather than a reactive model of care and will ensure that your residents receive the appropriate support and intervention quickly. This will go towards improved quality of care and outcomes

How to get involved

If you are interested in Remote Monitoring for your care home please contact  ngrix@spic.co.uk