Ideas guru Ed Russell is WCS Care CEO Christine Asbury’s right-hand man on innovation and technology. Together, the pair takes the lead on introducing new technology and design initiatives in the company’s homes.
Ed and Christine led every stage of the recent fitting out of Drovers House care home in Rugby, including the environment, signage, its shop and buddies club. The home also included a state of the art CLB acoustic monitoring system in every room and a care plan management system created by Person Centred Software. The CLB system is a listening device that ensures residents are safe throughout the night without carers having to enter the room every hour.
In an extensive career spanning 20 years in the health & social care not-for-profit sector, Ed scaled to the heights of his profession having worked his way up through the ranks from care worker to registered home manager, managing residential and nursing services for younger adults, residential and then specialist dementia care for older people, day care and domiciliary services.
Ed is fully trained in dementia care mapping – a method of evaluating care for people living with dementia, which is used nationally and by WCS Care. His vast experience has given Ed the understanding of how processes in care work.