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Using Technology to Improve Our Care

In recent years, technology has vastly improved and our lives have shaped with it. From video calls to social media, using the facilities available to us can ultimately bring us closer together.  You can use modern technology to keep socially connected with your friends and family, to keep mentally and physically active and to feel safe in the comfort of your own home.

Keeping your loved ones safe is our number one priority, which is why our technology is geared towards keeping them safe at home. Although we try to be as present as possible in the lives of those we care for, there will of course be occasions when our carers and family members will not be around our loved ones. Unfortunately, falls are a common occurrence amongst those we provide care for. However, we are able to install subtle sensors in the homes of your loved ones that can pick up if they have injured themselves within their home.


A number of studies have shown that social connection is imperative in improving our mood and health. Technology can help people to gain greater social connections, so you never have to miss out. Video calls and social media mean that you can be involved in every family event, birthday, or milestone, even if you cannot make it in person. It means you’ll always feel like an important member of the family. Although technology is no replacement for actual human interaction, it certainly is a modern-day blessing.

Keeping Active

Music and games get you moving physically and mentally- and they’re quite fun too! Nowadays you can choose any music to listen to with just a click of a button and it can be vital in improving mental as well as physical health. You can even play home workouts, fit for any age and abilities, which are easily accessible and free on the internet. Video games are also a great way to exercise the brain. It can help the elderly to improve their spatial recognition as well as their memory skills. It has been proved that brain-stimulating games can reduce episodes of depression, anxiety and improve mood. Using technology to achieve this is greatly beneficial.

Staying Safe

Your safety is paramount, and technology can allow you to live at home safely. A lot of families choose home care as they want to be reassured that their loved one is safe and looked after. Falls are a common cause of death for people over 65 years old and this can be a constant source of worry. Family members can conduct video chats with their loved ones at home, letting them physically see they are safe and well. Additionally, the technology exists to allow families to track their loved ones’ medications, ensuring they’re receiving the correct doses at the right times. Technology also allows family members to contact carers during their shifts, to stay updated on their care plans and keep informed on their health and safety.

These are just a few examples of how technology can improve your day-to-day life. You and your family can be reassured that you are receiving the right care and that your health is at an all time high, all due to the great benefits of modern technology. At Minster Home Care, we encourage the use of technology where possible. We ensure our staff are fully trained and able to use the latest computer software, where they can update care plans and keep families informed.

We put our clients’ wellbeing first, so you don’t have to worry. Read more about our care technology here.

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