“We can now deliver the care and spend time with the residents, which is what every one of us goes into care for”

This is the conclusion reached by Orton Manor Nursing Home after choosing Sekoia as their digital care planning tool.

Orton Manor Nursing Home in Water Orton just outside Birmingham, took a step forward onto the digital path saying goodbye to their paper records. The carers at Orton Manor faced the classic challenges of completing heaps of paperwork, instead of delivering care and spending time with the residents.

Director Shahzada Ahmed

“I have seen measurable return on investment for me, I have seen significant changes in families and residents noticing much greater time that is allowed in direct contact from carers and service-users.”

 Director Shahzada Ahmed, Orton Manor care home

Easy to use

Sekoia’s most important feature is how user-friendly it is. Together with its touch-screen technology and range of apps, Sekoia makes it easy for any carer to complete basic documentation tasks or access residents care records. This is also the reason why Orton Manor chose Sekoia among the many suppliers of digital solutions. Director Shahzada Ahmed lets us in on his thoughts on going “paperless”:

“I wanted something more, something that would integrate the different platforms into something that would be much more user-friendly, so that my carers were using the technology to be able to deliver a much higher standard of care, to give more care time, to free their time up.”

Sekoia has empowered the carers delivering more personalised efforts. Shahzada Ahmed has noticed the significant impact Sekoia has had on the entire organisation. The results include fewer mistakes:

“I have seen a measurable return on investment for me, I have held resident meetings, family meetings and I have seen significant changes in families and residents noticing much greater time that is allowed in direct contact from carers and service-users without the need for duplicating paperwork.”

 

 

From "Requires Improvement" to "Good"

Sekoia provides Orton Manor with an overview of the staff's to-do lists and enables an improved day-to-day management. Not only registered manager Gemma Broth recognises this:

“People’s care records were written in a way which helped staff to deliver personalised care and gave staff information about people’s communication needs, their likes, dislikes and preferences”, the October 2017 CQC report states.

Ensuring that:

“People received personalised care and support which had been planned with their involvement and which was regularly reviewed"

 

Key facts

  • 38 residents live at Orton Manor with dementia and nursing care needs

  • All bedrooms and some communal areas are equipped with Sekoia tablets

  • Sekoia was implemented in 2016 and is integrated into every aspect of care delivery at the service

  • Orton Manor was last time inspected in 2017, improving their CQC-rating to "Good"

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