How NFC is being used in Social Care in the UK
Social Care is a huge part of looking after a nation of 65 million people, and it will become ever more important. Currently, there are half a million more people over the age of 75 than there were in 2010, and that it set to grow to a total of two million more in ten years time.
That accounts for the extra £2 billion which is going to be invested into the sector over the next three years, to help the UK Social Care service look after more than a million people. For this reason, the sector really benefits from technological advances which allow it to save time and manpower, operate more efficiently, and channel resources more effectively.
Communication is key
Care workers are being connected to their office support staff like never before thanks to NFC, and are able to manage visits more efficiently, resulting in cost savings through a reduction of processes which are paper based. As with so many other NFC uses, the advent does not require any expensive gadgetry; simply an NFC equipped smartphone or an NFC Device is all that is needed for more accurate live scheduling among care workers and arrival times which are full verifiable thanks to NFC Tags placed in the homes of service users, allowing for Contactless communication. The requirement of landline telephones within user's homes is becoming a thing of the past.
Outcomes recording is another practice which has been revolutionised, allowing wellbeing intelligence to be delivered instantly and from service user homes, back to HQ, along with visit verification data. It all adds up to a quicker, more accurate, Contactless procedure which will benefit everyone from Social Care staff to end users.
Leading the way
We are one of a select group of providers who are supplying the Social Care sector with the NFC Tags and Products it needs to enhance services across the board. In many cases, you won't see the NFC Direct brand name associated with our clients' products, but we are proud to be playing such a vital role as a technology provider in a sector which is so critical to the needs of the population.