Digital care planning system provider Person Centred Software has acquired the leading wellbeing business for older adults, Oomph Wellness.
Oomph offers a variety of services and provides training and support to staff. The acquisition means that more than 5,000 care homes will now be able to access a multi-functional digital platform providing a whole range of services from clinical best practice to activity-based programmes designed to promote a longer, healthier, and happier life.
PCS and Oomph have already been working together for around eight years, incorporating Oomph's activities into PCS's Digital Care Planning system to enable joint customers to evidence their resource usage. Currently, care home providers need to log in to multiple systems, but the acquisition will see a move towards a seamless user experience. In addition, Oomph's content teams will be able to react to data shared in the digital care system, increasing the impact and value of using both systems combined.
PCS CEO Andrews Coles said: “Our mission at Person Centred Software is to improve the lives of those living and working within care home communities across the globe. Adding the Oomph product and team to the portfolio further drives us towards this goal. Oomph is another piece of the ecosystem of care jigsaw that focuses on the wellness of mind, body and soul.
“By combining wellness and digital care, we will be uniquely positioned to bring an innovative, cutting-edge solution to the market that pushes wellness to the forefront of the agenda. In addition, combining care and wellness information will further enrich lives and provide insight and evidence into the impact wellness has on the care outcomes of people who live in care. It is a truly exciting opportunity, and we welcome the Oomph team into the PCS family.”
Oomph founder Ben Allen said: “The training we provide to care home staff over the last decade has focused on improving the lives of older people through delivering engaging, meaningful and highly impactful exercise classes and group activities.
“We have worked closely with PCS for a number of years, most recently on the integration between Oomph on-demand and PCS, which allowed us to learn more about each other's businesses in terms of how we can work together to impact and improve the quality of life positively.
“The care sector is highly fragmented, and that fragmentation is unfortunately felt within the supplier sector too, which ultimately creates a poor experience for care workers. However, the partnership with PCS will provide a unique chance to offer a single interface to an ecosystem of services in a way that will make a real difference.”