Every sector is talking about digitalising, and the care sector is no different. But just how digital is your care home and what digital changes may be coming in the future for you? Take the test and find out!
Issac Theophilos is the Director of "Outstanding Care Homes" and a former care home manager rated Outstanding on two occasions. In this article he shares his view on the benefits of becoming outstanding and what to do in order to reach this goal.
If you were ever in doubt, winning any award will make our heads spin. However, this particular one made us feel proud and extremely happy. As it was given for the best customer digital transformation. Belonging to the care sector this means fulfilling the only thing this company was ever made to do: enabling care.
The Kent Care Awards are nearly here and it is with great pleasure we announce we are sponsoring this glittering celebration of hard work and commitment within the care sector in Kent.
We have talked to dementia expert Professor June Andrews about what role technology can play in relation to the care of older people. Read more about her two suggested strategies here.
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.
For care staff, so much of the success of delivering service to those who need help is focused on cohesion and careful planning. By utilising technology that can make caregiving run more smoothly, staff can shift their focus to care competencies, like collecting knowledge and sharing it with other staff members for optimal communication. After all, boosting competency in the care environment is beneficial for all people involved.
When enabling care services through acquisition of new technology, and making that vital change from paper or admin-centric systems to a digital solution at the point of care, it’s important to remember how change requires management directions and supporting structures. One of those being the Super User or IT Champion. We prefer the first term, as IT has very little to do with succeeding in “going digital”.
It can be a difficult task to establish and implement the best possible care plan for each resident. The most important thing to remember when creating the care plan is to bear in mind why a care plan is needed in the first place. Ideally, the resident will be at the heart of every care task making sure that the care plan is as personalised as possible.