These days, in homecare, we have to be very aware of personalisation – meaning that we pay attention to each service user’s needs – including timings, service delivery, objectives (i.e. outcomes). Every service user is unique, and should be consulted with regard to the time they want their care, personal preferences, care needs and more. Commissioning from Social Services seldom has sufficient detail to deliver the actual tasks and outcomes required- yet the expectation is that you measure such outcomes and you will be measured on this performance. How do we achieve that?
The answer is to consult with the individual in advance, and to determine the tasks required to achieve the outcomes needed – for example, checking that the service user has had a meal, taken their meds, been mobile, etc. And, to use modern technology such as Newcare Mobile and Everylife PASSSystem to ensure that the carer records such activities at the appropriate time.
Using the right tools for the job can save you huge amounts of time - hours of work per service user package- making an investment that pays for itself very quickly – you can do the whole careplan on a laptop or tablet, get the client signature using a pen, print the careplan on a wireless printer in your car (see Maplin for voltage converters), present the client with a copy of the plan in one visit, and upload the whole thing back to your computer system when you get back to the office, or via mobile signal.
Ulysses and Everylife have been cooperating very closely to give the carer one system that seamlessly uses both Ulysses Newcare and PASS data, in one system. The combination of Newcare’s full operations management suite of products, linked with Everylife PASSSystem, offers a uniquely powerful solution that delivers complete business management.
ULYSSES IS PARTNERED WITH EVERYLIFE PASSSYSTEM- CARERS USE A SINGLE MOBILE DEVICE WITH ROSTERS, CARERPLANS, OUTCOMES AND MEDS ON A SINGLE SYSTEM
For a system that gives you a total Homecare software solution- call 01865 890883 or enquire at www.rostering-systems.co.uk