High Tech Home Care Business

image544192A couple of weeks ago I had a meeting with a local home care worker, who’s staff help to look after vulnerable people, mainly older people with their day to day problems such as feeding, dressing washing etc.

It was a timely meeting, as I was on the lookout for such a business to help my wifes father, who has sight problems as well as the problems associated with old age.

After a couple of meetings we decided that we could help each other. I could design a system for his business, Leymar Healthcare that would enable his staff to log in to a central database during the day on their mobile devices, updating the records as to who has been visited, the care that was provided, and the time it took place.

It provides a way of tracking staff, ensuring that the proper treatment such as medicines and food have been provided, and that nobody is ever missed out. Exactly what the owner wanted.

For his part, his staff are now taking care of my father in law, and we are happy knowing that he is never alone for more than 4 hours per day. It is working very well.

I also agreed to post some information on here about his business, in the hope that it might help him to get more customers, and also help others who are struggling with the same situation that I was.

Many of us who have to take care of the elderly will admit to the guilt that comes with not being able to offer them the quality of care they deserve.  Looking after any needy member of the family, like the elderly is actually a full job itself yet most of us will not have all that time for it due to other responsibilities. You might also lack the required skill to do it. Seeking elder care services will definitely be helpful in many ways. Your aged loved ones will get the specialised care they deserve while staying at home.

Why the elderly are best-taken care of at home
It’s a universal truth that keeping the elderly in close contact with their loved ones is one best way to make them stay happiest and healthiest. Shifting such a person to a care facility may not really be a good idea not unless the person is very unwell or the family is simply unable to give them him/her the required care.  In most cases when an elderly person is taken away from their home, their health tends to deteriorate.

Depending on elder care services is advantageous in many ways. Let’s look into some of the most profound advantages.

An obvious place where senior people often don’t feel isolated or lonely is at home.  Everything is readily available for , and for the caregiver, it makes them optimize their services. Even the atmosphere is usually friendly because there’s enough space for you and the elderly to move around and have a good time altogether.

Cost effective
When elder care services are brought to your home, it becomes cheaper to take care of the elderly. This is in contrast to what happens in hospitals or other care centers where one has to pay rent for rented rooms or bed space.  Meanwhile, at home, the elderly have so much freedom while they only pay for the services rendered.

Low risk of diseases
Unlike in a care center or hospital where there’s a bit of activity going on always  and sometimes wanting cleaning and safety ways, at home, the environment tends to be so safe and clean which is actually what sets it apart from all other care options. At home, the risk of diseases is actually brought down to zero.

Many times when an elderly person is taken away from home, they are left with nothing to maintain other than an isolated existence. Even the occasional visit from a friend or relative may do nothing much to cheer them up. This is mainly because they feel they have been stripped of their freedom. Elder care services thus offer the best solution in helping an aged person exercise their freedom at will since, at home, they are best placed to do so.

Generally, you will have so much comfort while your aged one will have so much peace of mind knowing they are under professional elder care services and that they can easily have all their needs met.  You will also find it easier focusing on your responsibilities and taking care of other family members knowing that your aged loved one is good hands. It is working well for my family, and I am sure it could help yours too.

By using field staff management software, which is most often used for sales staff, but can easily be utilised for this type of business, the whole operation becomes smoother and more efficient. Watch the video below for more ideas.