Ideas for a new health app

Care in the home

I think it would be great to set up a scheme whereby local people could be mobalised to care for people at home rather Than sending them to care homes. It could work following an assessment by either social services or the health service with the continuing care carried out by a local team who would do all a loved one would do. For example a retired person could provide company to avoid isolation. In this way savings could be made on travel costs as well. I have worked in nursing homes and would not want to end up in the even the best ones as I have seen residents independence gone within the first month.

An app would allow carers and the cared for to keep in touch and update who is visiting that day and the care being carried out.

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Idea No. 143