Going digital during Covid-19

People in the care home industry are beginning to recognise certain benefits of digitally enabled care. It can offer significant improvements for the people receiving care and those who deliver care.

Among other companies offering digitally enabled care services, Person Centred Software provides a Care Monitoring System. This enables live tracking of care delivery, effectiveness of care and improves the management of care delivery. They have reported that 94% of users find its coronavirus-specific features beneficial to their care homes. As a result, health and social care leaders are being encouraged to consider going digital in order to better cope with changes brought on by the pandemic.

Here are a few examples of positive changes in care homes:

1. Improves the quality of care provided to people

Using digitally enabled care recording can cut through time otherwise spent on administration. Records are easier to log and store and are also more accurate. This means that staff have more time to spend with people and improve their quality of care. Systems can also show staff areas in which they need to improve, such as indicating that people are not receiving much meaningful activity time.

2. Reduces paperwork

Going digital can reduce time spent completing paper records, waste and storage. Issues which arise due to thousands of pieces of paper and copies that nursing homes often have to print. It also allows this essential information to be shared more readily and easily with professionals and GPs.

3. Increases staff retention

Stanfield Nursing Home believes that digitally enabled care is a real benefit to care home staff. It serves as a big part of retention of staff, which we are extremely proud of in our home. High staff retention levels mean we can offer stability and excellent continuity of care to the people we provide care and support to. Our team of Registered Nurses, who provide care covering twenty four hours a day, have been at Stanfield for an average of 10 years.

4. Confidence for inspections

All these benefits combine to positively contribute to CQC ratings. The change from paper care plans to digitally enabled care recording allows for care to be refined. This enhances overall care, comfort, companionship and environment for people receiving care.

Contacting Stanfield Nursing Home

If you are interested in finding out more about digitally enabled care, check out Person Centred Software for more information on their Care Monitoring System. For more about Stanfield Nursing Home’s care services, visit our website or call 01905 420 459 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.

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