The COVID-19 pandemic exposed many flaws and injustices in our healthcare system. At the forefront of these was severe understafﬁng within nursing homes and long-term care facilities, often bordering on neglect. With support worker demand at an all-time high and supply being threateningly low, resource management becomes critical, and in many cases, even life and death.
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The impact of smart technology on attendant care
Video Calling with your Google Nest Hub Max
In our previous blog post about technology and social isolation, we talked about the importance of technology during times of isolation and loneliness. One great way to leverage technology to empower us to stay connected with family, friends, and loved ones is video calling. Video calling services such as Zoom and Google Meet have risen in popularity since the COVID-19 pandemic. However, did you know that if you have a Google Nest Hub Max (included by default in all of Novalte's voice packages), you can video call your contacts without lifting a finger? This guide will go through all of the steps to take for you to be set up to start video chatting by voice.
The Socioeconomic Impact of Assistive Technology
We have covered various factors that contribute to the increasing need for innovation and competition in the assistive technology industry, especially at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this, we see a historical lack of innovation and competition in this space. Although big players in the tech industry are scaling up resources focused on accessibility and considering accessible design requirements in the earlier stages of development, it's important to explore some of the economic benefits of investing time and development into assistive technology (AT).