Unicare Home Health Care Inc. is a medium sized home care support agency, operating in the northeastern region of New Brunswick since 2008.
Today, Unicare operates in Miramichi, Bathurst, Campbellton and the Acadian Peninsula expansion currently taking place to enter the Moncton area as well as other regions of New Brunswick.
In the past two or three years, there has been a noticeable shift in home support with increasing demands on client services, from basic to more complex care, less and less people entering this career path. Our provincial demographics show that we are getting older and in less than five to ten years there will be more people demanding home support services and less people available to perform these duties.
The challenges in a paper-based environment have been arduous at best in today’s environment and as we become busier with clients and balancing schedules, care plans and liability there is a gap in the marketplace for a technology solution that will meet the needs of my business and at a larger scope the needs of anyone that cares for an indvidual that requires a care plan.
It is important to note that there are few communication avenues open for real time and historical information on patients. The reality is that unless a physician goes to a patient’s home and physically reads the log on site, they are unaware of what is occurring in the daily life of that patient.
Sympathetic to the challenges facing our healthcare system and the increasing demands which will come, Unicare is thinking outside of the box and looking for solutions to address the issues for increased communication, safety, reporting and liability for the entire health care team.
As of July 2017, Unicare has started the software development with personal investment from the founder Lisa Williams to create a Business-Industry lead solution for the real challenges facing the day to day operations and care for clients with care plans.