Friends of the Elderly (FOTE) were awarded an NHS Digital grant for over £44,000 to install Ally Resident Monitoring in ten care homes.
The funding came from for a share of the Government’s £4.8 million, NHS Digital Pathways grant which is designed to help fund the use of digital projects in adult social care.
The new funding will enable FOTE to expand the use of Ally and link the systems with KareInn’s software to create an integrated digital care planning system. FOTE will use the development funding to increase the use of the KareInn and Ally Labs systems at 3 care homes in Worcestershire. Richard Macintyre, Director of Quality and Innovation at Friends of the Elderly said:
We’ve already had great success using the KareInn and Ally Labs systems as small pilots and now this money will allow us to scale up and integrate real time monitoring into digital care records to really exploit both systems full potential.
I firmly believe that AI and machine learning, has the potential power to transform the delivery of care for the sector. I am convinced Friends of the Elderly will be at the forefront of this revolution as the benefits for our service users are quite significant.
Thomas Tredinnick added:
Ally Labs is thrilled to be working with Friends of the Elderly to increase the use of our acoustic monitoring system across the Malvern Care Hub. Together we have provided their service users with safer care and a better night’s sleep. Additionally, the opportunity to integrate our software with KareInn will set new the communication standards between these types of technologies and improve the day to day lives of front-line staff.”