Implementing digital skills training in care homes: a literature review

Deidre Wild, A. Kydd, Ala Szczepura

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This article is the first of a two-part series that informs and describes digital skills training using a dedicated console computer provided for staffand residents in a care home setting. This was part of a programme of culture change in a large care home with nursing in Glasgow, Scotland.The literature review shows that over the past decade there has been a gradual increase in the use of digital technology by staff and older peoplein community settings including care homes. Policy from the European Commission presents a persuasive argument for the advancement of technology-enabled care to counter the future impact of an increased number of people of advanced age on finite health and social care resources. The psychosocial andenvironmental issues that inhibit or enhance the acquisition of digital skills in care homes are considered and include the identification of exemplar schemes and the support involved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-29
Number of pages4
JournalNursing older people
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 29 Apr 2016


  • care homes
  • digital skills training
  • information
  • technology
  • older people
  • technology-enabled care


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