Digital technology is being used to help support care staff in residential care homes by providing an overview of the health status of residents during COVID-19.
This service supports residential care workers to identify residents at risk of COVID-19 who may require timely clinical assessment by a registered nurse or doctor.
Care workers complete a daily questionnaire with residents outlining the signs and symptoms associated with COVID-19. They feed the answers into an app which sends the data safely and securely to community-based health care teams, such as district nursing and Enhanced Care at Home.
If any responses fall out of the range set for the resident, clinicians are alerted so they can intervene in the care of the individual and respond with appropriate support.