CQC - How digitisation can help make your service caring (3 of 5)

By caring, we mean that staff involve and treat people with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect. In residential care, this means that people, their families and carers experience care that is empowering and provided by staff who treat people with dignity, respect and compassion.

Sekoia is based on the core principle of bringing the focus of care back to the individual. Sekoia puts the service user back at the centre of care. Foremostly, by ensuring that information pertaining to the service user’s care is made available at the point of care itself.

Sekoia was created with the purpose of giving time ’Back to Caring’. We understand that positive caring relationships take time to nurture and this can only be done if this valuable time is freed up from staff. Therefore, the system is designed to be intuitive and quick, so that care can be recorded in an accurate and fast way, thereby allowing carers to spend more time with the people using the service. Also, applications such as pictures allow for staff to interact with the resident and have conversations about their life, family, interests. It also bridges the distance between their families and themselves and enhances communication on both sides.

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Sekoia puts the service user back at the centre of care. Foremostly, by ensuring that information pertaining to the service user’s care is made available on their screen or at the point of care itself. Also by making sure care task descriptions and plans are written in first person from the perspective of the service user so that it serves as a reminder to everyone that care must be provided with focus on the service user’s consent, needs, preferences and choices.

Sekoia ensures that all information regarding the service user is maintained confidentially and only made available on a need-to-know basis. Also, the service user’s choices and preferences are at the forefront when creating the care tasks and their descriptions to ensure that all staff are aware of this. These descriptions also take into account the level of independence that a service user can exercise when carrying out certain tasks, so that they are only assisted when required. These features ensure that a service user's privacy and dignity are kept focus points for the organisation.

Care Tasks and Plans are reviewed periodically in order that any change in needs is taken into account and daily tasks and routines for the service user are amended accordingly. This enables all staff members to be aware of the service user’s choice in how they wish to be treated especially towards the end of their life. Sekoia also ensures that End of Life Plans are made available and choices pertaining to DNAR’s etc. are able to be recorded and reviewed.

Also, by trying to ensure that residents have some sort of involvement with their own care, we try to give them back control of their lives and put them at the centre of our purpose.  These tools collectively shape the mindset of the caregiver and allow them to keep care at the core of each day.

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Sekoia joins the work to support
the front line fight against COVID-19

Behind the scenes, we have been building brand new features now being released to help streamline care work and support the fight against COVID-19.

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How to Step Into Leadership
(Interview w. Sophie Coulthard)

We sat down with Sophie Coulthard, author of The Care Leader's Handbook and host of our favourite podcast The Road to Outstanding. The topic of conversation was leadership, and how everyone can step into leadership - also in a social care setting.

17.02.2020   |   READ MORE
Aces in Places
5 characteristics of a Super User

Changing the way things are being done is not something that can just be done by the flick of a switch. Our way of doing things is deeply entrenched in our habits. These set routines also carry over to our work. And if managers or directors want to change the routines, they usually just send out an e-mail describing the new change. So, does the change take effect just because of that e-mail?

16.01.2020   |   READ MORE
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London W2 6LG
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