A new funding scheme has been launched to provide 1,400 care homes in Scotland with digital devices to help residents connect with their families and loved ones.

Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said:

“Digital devices can never replace human interaction and we continue both to actively review what more we can do to support visiting with input from family members, carers, and clinicians and finalise our plans for routine designated visitor testing. But the pandemic has shown us that digital technology can help keep us in touch with our loved ones and provide vital access to healthcare through services such as NearMe for video consultations.

“This fund will give care home residents an additional way to keep in touch with family and friends. Staying connected will be even more important as we approach winter, and the Scottish Government is committed to doing everything we can to prepare and support care home residents and the staff who look after them.”

Read more and apply at: https://www.gov.scot/news/1m-fund-to-keep-care-home-residents-connected/

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