Robots aren’t coming to replace home care or other workers; however, technology can support these individuals in their efforts to provide quality care for their patients:
· Support training and skills development through efforts such as E-learning, which can be cost-effective and done when and where people have time to participate.
· Use assistive technologies to augment direct assistance with activities of daily living.
· Employ technology to facilitate interdisciplinary communication. Make it easier for home care workers to record, report, and share their observations and concerns in a way that prevents information from falling through the cracks.
· Use hiring technology (including online matching service registries) to recruit and manage workers who are compatible with your clients and their needs.
· Maximize safety and benefits by choosing proven technology and ensure everyone (including patients and families) knows how to (and not to) use it.