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.
Over the past five years, care homes in Northern European countries have waved goodbye to time-consuming paperwork and forever vanishing post-its, hailing digitization and cloud benefits. With Sekoia at their hands, care homes are now fighting the lack of overview and documentation frenzy.
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.
Digitalisation often involves the introduction of one or more new tools that employees must relate to and ideally utilise in a meaningful way. In many cases this takes place in line with an organisational process aimed at improving quality, optimising operations or a third anchor for initiating the digital change. If this is the case, there are a number of considerations that can be made.
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.