GHM residential care home division proud to partner WCS Innovation Hub

16 Jun 2017

GHM Care, the GHM division dedicated to the residential care home industry, are proud partners of a new WCS Care Innovation Hub which has been designed to share best practice with other health and care providers.

The hub had its’ official opening this week where staff, trustees, partners and media toured both the hub and Castlebrook Care Home where the hub is located.

CEO of WCS Care, Christine Asbury said: “As the only care home provider in England to have five Outstanding ratings from the CQC, people are looking to us to see what we’re doing and how we’ve achieved what we have.

“The Innovation Hub lets us share our experience. While this may not suit everyone, it does leave people feeling inspired about how they could do things differently – and of course we’re learning from our visitors too.

“We’ve set a positive challenge to the sector about ambition in care services, and using creativity and technology to deliver results. We’re passionate in our belief that everyone gets access to high quality care, regardless of who provides it or how it’s paid for.”

The Hub showcases the latest technology and concepts that WCS Care uses or is set to use in its future developments.

GHM Care is partnering with WCS Care and the hub to integrate their nurse call system and other care planning apps with the smartphones that carers carry with them. Nurse call alerts are delivered to staff through handheld devices rather than by disruptive call bells.

Night time acoustic monitoring is also integrated with smartphones and devices allowing carers to check on residents without disturbing their sleep.

Ed Russell, WCS Care’s Director of Innovation and Delivery, said: “We’ve already incorporated many of the concepts and technologies that are in the Hub into a number of our homes and have seen the positive impact they’ve had on the health and wellbeing of people living with dementia.

“We’re excited about how some of the new features we’re trying – like the circadian rhythm lighting which will be installed into our next new home in Warwick – will benefit future residents.

“We’re always asking ourselves ‘what will make people’s lives better?’ and it’s this that drives us to continue pushing the boundaries of innovation in care to ensure that every day is well lived.”

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