Technology Offers Answers to Caregiver Shortage

October 27, 2022

By; Diana Eastabrook, McKnights Home Care

Technology has replaced workers on factory floors, in toll booths and behind fast food counters. But can it replace the high-touch services home care workers provide their patients? That is the question many home care agencies are asking themselves as they look for ways to address the current caregiver shortage and fill up to  7 million direct care jobs over the next decade.

Technology may not necessarily replace caregivers, but some agencies are using it to fill care gaps. Artificial intelligence (AI) is one piece of the puzzle. Through a collaboration with in-home connected care platform Livindi, New Jersey-based Fellowship Senior Living recently launched the Fellowship Connected Living Platform . The smart home platform gives users access to a personal care coordinator and patient care coordinator via a tablet that acts as a concierge service to meet medical needs, such as scheduling doctors’ appointments and other needs, such as scheduling rides.

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