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Data from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) with BT Openreach shows that 7,000 care homes in England are without adequate Internet connections. Only a third of the sector is fully digital, with the remaining two-thirds either entirely paper-based or using a mix of paper and digital. This is despite the UN defining internet access as a human right in 2016.
GHM Care has been featured in The Carer, the publication for nursing and residential care homes in the UK. Simon Hayler of GHM Care gives his top tips on how to keep residents connected through better WiFi.
GHM Care is delighted to introduce the Cambium Network WiFi 6 to our suite of care home WiFi solutions. Networks are being asked to do more than ever, limited IT resources means minimising complexity and tight budgets means doing more with less. Improve your wireless performance now as we bring you sophisticated cloud management that simplifies operations without the premium cost.
The difference between the two frequencies on your care home WiFi are the range (coverage) and bandwidth (speed) that the bands provide. The 2.4 GHz band provides coverage further away but transmits data at slower speeds. The 5 GHz band covers less distance but transmits at faster speeds.
These are some very unusual times we are living in right now - we are put putting a huge strain on the internet as a whole, but in particular, we are stressing WiFi networks like never before. If you're not using one of our dedicated care home WiFi systems that guarantee excellent coverage, here are some tips that might help:
This week our engineers have been following strict co-vid guidance when installing a full solution with blanket coverage WiFi across a 70 bed care home carrying critical Voice and Data traffic. The installation comprised:
Mobile network providers have noticed an increase in activity for both voice calls and WiFi calls since lockdown measures have been in place. The rise comes as families connect more by phone as opposed to in person. You have probably witnessed the rise in calls within your own care home.
With many households self-isolating for the time being, the pressure on the internet is vast. BT Openreach has reported a 20% surge in daytime usage but that could even be higher. Many households will be using devices for work, schoolwork and streaming entertainment. Here is a simple guide on how you can boost your WiFi speeds.
In this blog we have compared internal antennas to external ones for the best in care home Wi-Fi.