Two care homes using Care Protect’s camera surveillance technology have reported a significant rise in occupancy and improvements in care quality.
Since installing the technology, a Birmingham care home has seen its unoccupied beds fall from 12 to two and has had its CQC rating transformed from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’.
A home in the south of England, meanwhile, has gone from being under embargo to being fully occupied within a year.
Ben Wilson, business development director at Care Protect, said: “We applaud the care homes providers who have decided openness and transparency with all of their stakeholders is essential, if they are to retain the trust and confidence initially bestowed upon them when a resident is admitted.
“In the 21st Century, technologies such as Care Protect allow for daily, independent, professional monitoring that assures families their decision to select a care home for their elderly parent was and continues to be the right choice.
“The results so far are hugely encouraging and demonstrate the very tangible benefits for forward-thinking care providers.
“After 30 years of no material change, perhaps systems like this can not only improve the quality of life for many thousands of vulnerable people, but also restore much needed credibility to the care sector.
“I sincerely hope that the success demonstrated by these homes will encourage others to explore the benefits, both financial and in terms of safeguarding residents and staff.”