Digitalisation helps transform social care as a sector. However, what could seem a rather simple “translation” of paper documents into straight away winning software, is far more complex than identified at first glance.
What makes a care provider outstanding? We have asked one to pass on some of the thoughts and tips that make care homes excel. Tej Sehmi from Rochmills Group contributes to outstanding care.
In the wake of the new KLOEs it is clear that some providers are looking to understand how to better grasp and turn CQC advice into service value. The number of residential nursing homes rated unsafe is a worrying 37%. So what can you do as a care provider?
As the requirements for documenting the level of care in care homes keep increasing, the amount of data available from the care homes also increases. In general, this is positive since it enables management and employees alike, to make decisions based on facts rather than feelings and thoughts.
Major or minor incidents that occur in a care home is a topic on a lot of registered managers’ minds. How do we best avoid them and get rid of poor sleep for care staff involved when things don’t go as you expect or want them to?
It is no secret that documentation and registrations take up a lot of resources of the care home. Documenting every encounter with the residents usually just adds to an already busy day of work for the carers.
It is as we know, almost inevitable to avoid Incidents entirely in a bustling care home environment. However, steps and practices can be implemented to ensure that the frequency of such events is reduced as much as possible. It is important to note, that there is no quick fix to reducing the number of incidents, since it requires a dedicated effort from everyone within the organisation in order to see results.
The appeal of digitisation is higher than ever before and the care sector is no different. We witness an increasing interest in the care sector for various digital devices and services. With the high demographic pressure and the spending cutbacks, we experience an increased demand for efficiency. Here the digitisation process is considered by many as a part of the answer to the social initiatives of the future.
In some care homes, the reality is heavily influenced by hectic work schedules and limited time for each individual resident. In some cases, this forces the staff to compromise their care competencies and the communication between colleagues could suffer as a result.