Every day managers are facing many decisions. Some easier than others. Digitalisation has the potential to greatly help the process by providing pieces of information that might not be available in a more paper-based care home.
Understanding how the current paper-based routines look at any given care home, makes us wonder what this is all about. How so much time has come to be allocated to documentation has its reasons and own course. Meanwhile, a lot of time is consumed producing more negativity and constraints than promoting actually improved care outcomes.
In both Sweden and Denmark charities such as the Mary Homes and Stora Sköndal have made the switch from paper documentation to digital care planning. Using their data for both quality and efficiency enhancements makes their services more personalised, building on their respective beliefs and organisational visions.
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.
With the high demographic pressure, spending cutbacks and staff shortage taken into account we experience an increased demand for efficiency. Here digitalisation is discussed as an integral part of future social care initiatives.
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.
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.