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Avery Success at the Care Home Awards 2021

A wide range of the care sector’s leading providers gathered to celebrate all the best in the UK care sector at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham on 8th October for the Care Home Awards 2021. Against worthy competition in all the categories, Avery scooped the award for Best for use of Technology and a High Commendation in the category of Best for Communication.

Before 2020, technology in Avery care homes focused largely on increasing social engagement without replacing human contact – such as tablet technology and exercise tools to support healthy lifestyles. This focus remains, with more residents than ever before choosing to adopt regular use of the tools available to them.

During the last 12 months, an extra element of finding new innovations to assist safety and sanitisation has become of great importance within Avery’s care home settings, with all AtmoSan systems early in the Covid-19 outbreak.

In addition, all Avery care homes are now equipped with interactive Topaz machines which dispense hand sanitiser, check visitors’ temperatures and display essential news items across the larger screens. The machines are now also used as a safe, interactive booking system for relatives.

Avery’s Director of IT, Mick Sheehan, commented, “I am delighted that Avery has been recognised as Best for Technology as we have invested in many technologies that have been invaluable in keeping our residents connected and sociable, particularly during difficult lockdown periods.”

The hard work by staff throughout the Avery group has been recognised at other prestigious national award ceremonies recently, with Lisa Soper, Avery’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer, adding, “The combination of these accolades demonstrates the consistent, sector leading best practice that Avery maintains in its delivery of quality of care, for our residents and their families’ services. All of this ensures that our resident’s lifestyle and quality of life is the very best and that our staff are supported to deliver first-class care.”

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