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Trending Towards Better Care

The caregiving industry is changing. New technology and shifts in demographics are altering how care is provided. Which is only expected to grow. Recently, moves have been made towards professionalising care and improving quality. This trend is expected to continue, with new tech and innovative approaches in the industry. 

Caregiving trends

Our ageing population is a huge trend, as more baby boomers get closer to retirement age. The demand for care services is growing, putting pressure on the industry. New strategies are going to be needed to cope with the expanding population. There needs to be proper training programmes and certification processes. The trend of professionalism is only going to continue, especially with pressure from the media. 

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Acknowledging mental health

There’s more talk and awareness about mental health in the care industry. Which is likely to increase as we gain more knowledge. Extra training and information for caregivers may be needed to assist those facing mental health challenges. The focus is on early detection and prevention. More work pattern flexibility are also likely to be introduced, to improve the overall quality of care. Flexible working hours could be seen more, along with an increased use of virtual appointments. 

The progression of technology

Wearable health monitors and virtual care services make remote care so much easier. Those living in isolated areas or that have physical limitations can have more peace of mind. Technology also improves the accuracy and efficiency of the care people receive.   We’re also likely to see a rise in the use of robots in the future. These assistants could function as companions or perform mundane tasks for people with disabilities. Yes, there’s apprehension around the potential effects this could have on the care industry. But there’s the potential to lighten the load of work a caregiver has to do, equating to better quality care.

Better collaboration

Collaboration will play a key role in care work going forward. This is likely to be between healthcare providers, social services and organisations within communities to provide more holistic options for those in need. There’s also hopefully going to be more collaboration between carer and patient, with a focus on making shared choices and more patient-focused care. 

More personalised care

Not everyone requires the same level of care. In future, we expect to see more personalised plans for those receiving care. This could include AI and medicine learning to create something more customised. By having this tailored approach, we can increase the quality of care for each patient. Better professional development will keep care quality high. Members of staff should constantly learn and upskill, to be able to adapt to changing needs and practices. With every changing technology, they need to stay up-to-date with how it can benefit them and their patients. 


The caregiving industry is going through changes with technology and demographical shifts. The ageing population is increasing demand, and we need new strategies to cope with growth. There’s also a push for professionalisation in caregiving, meaning better training and certifications are needed. We’re expecting to see many innovations as we move forward, to take pressure off the industry and increase quality of care. 

Collaboration is a must going forward, as well as flexibility for staff to prevent burnout, and give their patients the time they need. 

These trends are only going to continue to grow and change as we move towards better care.

August LTD
Grahame Gardner
Mr Trax Curtain & Blind Solutions
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