HISC partners with leading health app organisation

Home Instead has today (1st October 2020), launched its latest social care innovation – the sector’s first Digital Health Library and tablet scheme through a partnership with the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps (ORCHA).

Whilst technology will never replace the human touch, it can enhance peoples' lives, particularly when CAREGivers or family are not present.  The new scheme will help our clients to tackle many of the health challenges they face as well as promoting overall wellbeing.

There are thousands of apps available but no regulation so it can be hard for people to find ones that are safe, effective, easy to use and a good match. This is why we have partnered with ORCHA, the world’s leading health app evaluation and advisory organisation, who tests apps for the NHS, to produce a range of evaluated apps.

The resulting library contains a wide range of engaging apps covering mental stimulation through to physical exercise. The apps offer new ways for our clients to improve their health; often also connecting with others, clinicians or family. The library at https://homeinstead.orcha.co.uk/ contains a curated list of apps – all of which have been rigorously assessed against over 250 measures.  The apps cover a range of needs, from nutrition and exercise to those guiding you on managing age-related conditions.

To make it easy to reap the benefits of these apps, especially for those who find using a mobile difficult or who have no network coverage, we have created tablets for clients, with a personalised selection of favourite apps already installed and ready to use.   

Martin Jones, CEO of Home Instead, said “Innovation is at the heart of our home care service and we’re continually working to find ways to enhance the person-centred care we deliver. This latest initiative gives our clients another new way to engage with their health and wellbeing from home.”

The library of apps can be found at: homeinstead.orcha.co.uk

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