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Why care homes need a digital care planning system

As the world becomes increasingly digitized, alongside the government’s aim to get all social care providers to use digital care planning systems by March 2024, it is essential that care homes find digital methods for their care planning. These systems can bring a host of benefits, not only for care providers but also for the residents they care for. Care Control is an all-in-one care management solution that is designed to streamline your processes and offers you a full suite of functionality. Find out the benefits of electronic care management systems such as Care Control below.

Benefits of digital care planning systems:

Improves communication and collaboration

Digital care planning systems allow care providers to communicate and collaborate with each other more efficiently. Care Control Systems will enable you to update care plans and notes in real-time. This ensures that everyone is aware of the latest information, whether you are in the office, on the road or out in the community. Reducing the risk of miscommunication and ensuring that all staff members are on the same page when it comes to providing care, keeping service users’ safety and care a top priority.

Increases accuracy and efficiency

A digital care planning system can help care providers work more efficiently by automating routine tasks. This can include generating care plans, scheduling appointments, and sending reminders. By automating these tasks, care providers can spend more time providing care to residents, improving the quality of care they receive. It also ensures that all necessary tasks are completed accurately and on time. Care Control has a checklist feature which alerts you when tasks are due if they are late and when they have been completed. You can also save time with the ability to record daily tasks and view care plans in just a few clicks.

Enhances person-centred care

Digital care planning systems can help care providers achieve person-centred care by allowing them to create personalized care plans for each resident. This ensures that residents receive the care they need and want, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. Care Control systems allows you to track and monitor the effectiveness of care plans, making it easier to make adjustments when necessary.

Improves safety and reduces errors

Digital care planning systems can help to improve safety in care homes by reducing the risk of errors. For example, medication errors are a common problem in care homes, but a digital system can help to ensure that the correct medications are administered at the right time. Care Controls eMAr system allows carers to quickly access vital information on prescribed medicines, past and current prescriptions and when medication was last administered. For managers, you have a full overview of any medication given to service users.

Care Control can also help to identify potential issues before they become problems, such as notifying staff members of a resident’s changing condition or an overdue appointment.

A digital care planning system can bring many benefits to care homes. From improving communication and collaboration to enhancing person-centred care, these systems can help care providers provide a higher quality of care to residents. By adopting a digital care planning system, care homes can improve the efficiency, accuracy, safety, and well-being of their service users.

To find out more about how our digital care management software can help your organisation, please contact us today via this online form on our website to book a demo to experience how our solution could be incorporated into your care setting or call us on 01822 738100.

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