Technology – Lending a helping hand where it matters most

Technology – Lending a helping hand where it matters most

All businesses will argue that their business, whatever it might be, is absolutely crucial. From phone shops to clothing lines and beyond, without them, the world as we know it would end, they seem to (rather obnoxiously) declare. And whilst the world would change at least somewhat without most of the services we’ve become accustomed to, there are few more vital than those which help other human beings actually live their day-to-day lives. After all, without people like doctors, nurses and carers, people wouldn’t be around in the first place to benefit from anything else society has to offer.

It’s no surprise, then, that the modern world is adapting to help these sorts of industries do their job even more efficiently and to a higher standard. From defibrillators for helping victims of cardiac arrest to the simple antibiotics that we now take for granted, research and development is quite literally saving lives.

As well as qualified administrators of medical care, thousands upon thousands of people in the UK are full time carers in other ways – such as home care, care in residential homes or general care in the communities. In fact, some estimates say that as many as three in five people in Britain will actually undertake this challenging role for free at some point in their lives, simply because they love members of their family and other close ones so much that they can’t see them suffer. Thankfully, though, there are people working within these types of roles as well, although frankly their services often seem underpaid.

As we’ve seen, technology is infiltrating a lot of different businesses, and the home care sector is no exception whatsoever. A company called Webroster have revolutionized the field by allowing employers to more easily manage staff rosters, ensuring that – importantly – staff are where they need to be and no client is left alone. There are also handy things involved with the service, such as panic alarms for staff, and trackers so that a better and more productive service can be given to the elderly, sick or infirm. 

It’s not just the staffing that becomes easier with the rise of technological implementations. People who have otherwise been isolated are benefitting from a whole host of technology, including specially optimised apps and other inventions which can give people back some dignity, even including a self-drive car which may be on the horizon for those who have disabilities. 

It is hoped that the more funding which goes into improving the lives of society’s most vulnerable, the more empowered they will be, and the more they will be able to be helped by those who give up their time to do so.