Homecare provider, Oran Care, has been recognised as an industry leader in innovation after winning this year’s Scottish Care Award for Technology and People.
Oran Care, who are graded at 5 (very good) in all categories by the Care Inspectorate, has provided highly-trained specialist carers for older people living at home since 2010. As part of their mission to raise the standard of care at home, the Fife-based company are committed to finding new ways of using technology to improve the standards of care they deliver for service users.
The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the use of technology across the care industry and Oran Care intends to remain ahead of this trend by using technology to assist clients beyond just care visits, helping them to feel even more safe, connected and confident living at home. The company has done this through several key developments, for example creating podcasts to keep service users entertained and informed, providing video updates on the latest company news and implementing electronic monitoring systems to create a highly responsive care service. Through these initiatives, Oran has been able to provide smarter and more consistent care for clients, as well as keeping them connected with family and carers.
Managing director Jonathan McFarlane points to the company’s experienced private care staff as a key driver of Oran Care’s success: “Technology can only ever be as good as the people who are using it. We’re so grateful to have such a fantastic team of carers who go above and beyond, day in and day out to improve the wellbeing of our service users. We will continue to find new ways to improve the quality of care for our service users at every opportunity.”
Oran’s private care staff are some of the best trained and most experienced in Scotland and the company ensures that they are well-paid and valued for the work that they do. By placing such high value on their carers, Oran Care has been able to build a strong team with a high standard of care for their clients.