Care technology platform, Birdie, is offering its core services for free in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
As more home care staff will need to work remotely to tackle the spread of the virus, the company hopes to reduce the risks to people and to their businesses, and to support providers to provide the best quality of care.
As of today, Birdie will be offering its Essentials package free of charge, for three months, and potentially longer if necessary,
This includes eMAR, digital care logs and a family app to any new home care provider that signs up.
Birdie CEO and founder Max Parmentier said: “Our services can offer immediate relief and value to home care agencies at this time, by reducing costs, improving communication and reducing the need for excess contact.”
The Birdie tool includes an app for care workers that allows them to log in and out of their visits, capture their daily logs and medication records, plus an Agency Hub for office staff to track and manage everything remotely, in real time.
It helps providers save time by reducing admin, auditing time and collecting paper, so they can focus on their most pressing issues and things that matter for their business. Through the app, family members can also receive daily care updates on the safety and well-being of their relative.
Birdie is also planning to release new features and services to support care staff to better deal with the Covid-19 outbreak.
These will become available over the next days and weeks with the aim to reduce the risks of transmission, make information more visible, help to better manage staff pressures and identify symptoms earlier.
The new features will range from supporting the management of service users’ supplies, a log for viral symptoms monitoring, a risk rating status for services users and a fully editable in-app banner for key information.
“We’re committed to supporting our industry and all home care agencies in the UK during this challenging time, and we are reorganising our in-house operations to be able to support each of them closely but remotely throughout this period,” said Parmentier.
For more information, contact the Birdie support team at email@example.com or follow the instructions outlined on this Covid-19 page on the website.