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Care home specialist comments on coronavirus and social care

15th July 2020
Posted by Johnny Jenkins

New research, by dementia care specialists Vida Healthcare, shows that around 76% of people across the UK do not think it is safe to put a family member in care since the COVID-19 pandemic. 

When it comes to the future of the care industry, stricter hygiene guidelines (65%), more staff (54%) and quicker access to medical supplies and assistance during health emergencies (56%) are the main priorities people would like to see introduced.

Just under half (45%) would also like to see better technology rolled out across residential care to enable families to stay connected virtually, with 46% of consumers worried about the pressure of visiting family members within care homes as we ease out of lockdown.

Vida Healthcare’s managing director James Rycroft spoke to Johnny about this new research, how they’ve adapted within the crisis, and how they will implement further initiatives to improve the future of care for their staff, residents and families: