On this week’s episode, Tobi is joined by CEO of Age Care Technologies Professor Ian Philp. Along with being a CEO, Ian is a professor in the care of older people and is an advisor to the WHO. In the episode, Ian explains the true needs of older people and why they are so frequently missed, Professor Philp highlights the greatest error the UK government made in the coronavirus response, and Tobi asks what reform the care industry needs in the next ten years.
“Really in retrospect, no one should have gone into a care home without a test.” - Professor Ian Philp
“There were so many heroes from that time and we lost them.” - Professor Ian Philp
“Loneliness, pain, and feeling like you’re a burden for many older people is worse than death.” - Professor Ian Philp
“You brought people from hospital into care homes some of whom had the virus without knowing and it spread.” - Professor Ian Philp
“The biggest thing we’ve got to learn is patience. This will pass but we are not there yet.” - Professor Ian Philp
About the Host:
Tobi Ali-Usman graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with a BA Honours degree in Business & Digital Media, and then later worked his way to head up the Health Care Division at a global advertising company in the UK, growing his passion for online marketing in the healthcare space. In 2016, Tobi became the Founder of specialist care sector focused online marketing agency, Smooth Digital, where he currently holds the position of Marketing Strategy Director. In 2020, Tobi launched his own Podcast, Tea with Tobi, aimed at care home and home care professionals who want to have their questions answered, listen to growth-focused conversations and get solutions to the obstacles within the care sector
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