How technology can support high-quality care
Is your care home ready for a CQC inspection? Say goodbye to months and months of paperwork all in preparation for that one day and say hello to technology. Yes, you read it right. Technology. In this blog, you will find out how technology can help you meet all of the 5 categories in which CQC inspect a care home.
Many people believe that digitisation often comes at the cost of safety when in reality, it’s the opposite. Would you rather have a large amount of paperwork left by your desk for anyone to pick up or would you rather have a software with an encryption process and user access restrictions? The latter will prove to be handy when you have to record a lot of information and you want to control who gets access to what.
Ever heard of the saying “work smarter and not harder”? How can you ensure your staff are working “smarter”? Imagine a scenario where your staff don’t have to print a body mapping chart each time, they need to record an incident with a resident? Imagine a scenario where your nurses can have peace of mind knowing that medication is always administered reliably through an electronic MAR system rather than a paper-based one? If you give technology a chance not only will your staff be more effective but also and more importantly, you know that your residents are receiving the best possible care.
Many people feel that technology often comes at the costs of person-centred care. What if I tell you that technology can help you and your staff provide the best person-centred care possible? Administration is a bane for most people who work in care homes. Removing administrative works from your staff’s to-do list means they can spend more time caring.
Receiving personalised reports for each resident means that your carers and nurses can provide tailored and efficient care to your residents which they would not have been able to do otherwise. Streamlining your workflows through technology can help develop your staff to respond as needed to each resident’s needs.
As a manager of a care home, you must have an overview of not only your residents but also your home and staff. This is the only way you can perform audits for your processes, conduct compliance checks, manage staff appraisals and rotas and all the various administrative tasks that are required for managing a care home from the outset. Wouldn’t it just be easy if you had a tailor-made software that can help you do this all in one place?
Have I opened your eyes to the world of technology in care homes and how it can advance your care home’s performance for a CQC inspection? If so, sign up to Unieke Care’s free trial to see how our care management software can make your job a lot easier. We will send a consultant to your care home so they can show you the software face-to-face and answer any questions you may have.