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PA IN THE MEDIA

PA Consulting: Robotics, Covid-19 and the future

Steve Carefull, Social Care Technology lead at PA Consulting, discusses the report on Robotics in Care developed by PA’s Robotics in Care Community of Interest (RICCOI), a forum for adult social care leaders to share their experiences of using robotic technology in social care delivery and explore further opportunities.

According to the report, Robotics in Care: A Moment of Opportunity, the coronavirus pandemic raised the prominence of technology in care, meaning many workers now have direct experience of how it can help them do their jobs better, faster and with reduced risk. The pandemic has, for example, led social care workers to facilitate virtual engagement between family and care home residents and capitalise on technology to protect those shielding by reducing the need for physical visits.

Now is the time to rethink and reset traditional care service delivery and leaders must adopt a bolder, more ambitious approach to trialling and deploying robotic technologies to help meet the social care needs of vulnerable residents beyond the crisis.

Steve said that now is the moment for care leaders to act. “The coronavirus pandemic raised the prominence of care workers as they placed themselves and their families at risk to support society’s most vulnerable. The pandemic also accelerated technology adoption, with innovative approaches being implemented much more rapidly than before.”

He continued: “Our collaboration with leaders in adult social services has shown the potential for robotic technologies to transform care. Working together, we can choose to create a future where robotics unlocks new opportunities and efficiencies, where we make care better for those who receive and provide it, and where we create a positive human future in a technology-driven world.”

Click here to read the full article in SyncNI Magazine, and here for more information about Argenti, our innovative approach to technology-enabled care.

Robotics in care: how robotic technology can transform global social care delivery

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