“One of the consequences of only providing support at the point of substantial or critical risk is that by the time people reach that stage their needs are usually urgent, complex and costly.” Says Maggie Winchcombe, writer for The Guardian UK.
She makes an excellent point, and it’s one that deserves some discussion.
What are we, as a society of care providers – formal and informal – doing to ensure that care is both realistic and timely, preventative and appropriate? At Mozzaz, we’re seeking to engage with clinicians and healthcare organizations looking to up their standard of care by leveraging today’s mobile technology solutions.
Out of 500 people surveyed aged 50-70, the majority was unaware that there are solutions that already exist that could serve their complex care needs in a way that improves their standard of living. Furthermore, these technologies, such as our Mozzaz Care solution, can keep them independent in their preferred place of residence.
The issue is not whether or not we can help; the technologies we have access to in today’s medicinal landscape can meet more complex needs than ever before. The issue is that most people lack the proper advice when choosing what solution works best for them.
Without proper advice, a new healthcare tool ends up tucked away in a closet like a piece of old exercise equipment.
That’s why we are consistently training new healthcare providers and organizations to ensure they are capable and competent enough to guide their care clientele towards a solution that fits their lifestyle and care needs.
Ultimately, people need to be given the information and then decide for themselves. But if healthcare providers are not open to new ideas, then their care clientele is being censored from potentially life changing solutions.
We are always striving to empower the patient; if that means using our solution then that’s great – but the important piece for us is that the care recipient has been given the information they deserve and learned that there currently are ways to improve their life in a costly, efficient manner.