As Internet plays an increasingly central role in connecting Americans of all ages to news and information, health resources, and opportunities for social support, it is becoming indispensable—particularly for the many organizations and individual caregivers who serve the older adult population.

Wireless networks are a powerful tool for boosting the productivity of staff with untethered access to documents, emails, applications, and other network resources required to do their jobs. Here are some benefits of having WiFi network for staff in a residential care environment:

Enables electronic health records

The migration to electronic health records with real-time updates and wireless accessibility has created the need to manage, store, and protect significant amounts of sensitive data.

Enables real-time people tracking

WiFi will help in real-time people tracking that will improve residents’ safety and will make it easy for the staff to track their patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s via video surveillance.

Enhanced care of residents

WiFi will enable care home staff to use technology much more creatively such as Skype consultations with doctors to avoid trips to hospitals.

Increases mobility and collaboration

A reliable wireless network will allow staff to move around the community without losing their connection. This will help staff coordinate and work together more effectively. Team meetings for care homes having branches in several cities can take place via video conferencing thereby resulting in cost savings.

Improves business efficiency

A variety of ready-made applications are available to help you run day-to-day operations in your business. Internet services help with finance management, inventory control and human resources, allowing you to lower costs while also reducing the time and labor force needed to run the organization.

Improves responsiveness of staff and care takers

Internet connectivity will enable staff to provide better and quicker service to family and friends of residents and connect to the residents’ information when needed.