First Voice, London, 16th November 2018: https://www.fsb.org.uk/first-voice/regional-voice/laying-the-foundations
Serial entrepreneur Abu Omar developed his latest business Cura Systems after witnessing at first hand how hard it can be to help elderly people keep on top of their medications. “I’m one of four brothers, and my mother hops from country to country to spend time with us, and trying to keep track of her medication and visits to doctors – which country, which doctor, what medication does she need to make it consistent – is a nightmare,” he says.
The product is a comprehensive care planning system designed to help care homes manage the needs of their service users and their own planning, including electronic care plans, daily reports, to-do lists, medication management, staff schedules, mobile care monitoring and time and attendance.
The business was originally devised in Singapore, but Abu realised there were many more care homes in the UK, which were generally not making use of technology, and decided to move to London in 2014. “We’re really looking to raise the bar,” he says. “The care home industry is way behind in terms of adopting technology and has been the poor relation for far too long.”