”Is administration what we want, care staff using 50% of their time on?”

This question kickstarted and kept fueling the digitisation of Burlöv piloting and then rolling out Sekoia to all of their care homes.

To dare

There are 2 things project manager Ninette Hansson focuses on, when explaining why they have digitised care planning. The first being recruitment of new staff to a more attractive workplace, the other being staff experiencing far too many office and administration hours.

”For us it is about daring. We have to do something differently today to meet the requirements of our service users. Hence, our management offered the chance to digitise to our care home managers, and luckily everyone felt onboard. This way of doing it has created a sense of ownership of both the process and the solution. It's the key to our succes”, Ninette Hansson explains.

Read also the concerns about digitisation. 

Overview and support care delivery

At one of the nursing homes the difference is felt immediately. According to registered manager Helene Nilsson at the Boklunden care home, Sekoia helps plan and carry out the daily work, resulting in a better communication between the carers in her team:

”I wanted to lower the carers' feeling of stress by providing them with a much better overview than before. What's been done and what hasn't? When their shif is over, they know exactly where they are, and what still needs to be done, simplifying handovers quite a lot", Helene Nilsson details.

The carers find it very positive that they are now able to sign off medication and care delivery in one place.

”With Sekoia we're simply forgetting a lot less, as we don't have to remember everything. It's the simplicity that does the difference to us", Coordinator Åsa Jönsson explains.

"With Sekoia we're forgetting a lot less, as we don't have to remember everything at once now"

Coordinator, Åsa Jönsson

Complicity and involvement

Also, the LD care homes take great benefit from being digital. Sekoia helps with care planning and carers are using the format to involve the residents in their own care planning:

”Some residents are using Sekoia them selves. Not the professional part of course, but their own calendars and such. It helps structuring their day. A few residents have commented how they experience their carers being in better support now. The complicity is at the centre here” adds Peter Lindström. who is the Registered Manager at Granliden LD care home.

This is supported by Head of Social Care, Lars Wästberg, who summarises how digital care planning is making sense in Burlöv: ”It's really about freeing up time for direct care work to be done. And for this we need the right information at the point of care, as opposed to in the office. Staff must feel well supported in their work, having the right tools and so on."

Burlöv case facts

  • Sekoia is used in all care homes for care planning and care delivery
  • Most important result from a 2017 evaluation is 50% less sickness absence  
  • Other estimated improvements are regarding efficiency increase, care quality and complicity
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