Person Centred Software’s Mobile Care Monitoring system has helped Oakdale Care Group achieve Outstanding with its first care home.
Kingfisher Court in Sutton-on-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, celebrated its Outstanding last month (see First Oakdale Care Group achieves Outstanding).
Andrew Long, CEO of Oakdale Care Group, said: “Person Centred Software’s Mobile Care Monitoring system played a significant part in our achieving an Outstanding rating at Kingfisher Court’s first CQC inspection.
“We first reviewed the Person Centred Software system in late 2015, when I was then still formally with the LNT Group and Nominated Individual for Ideal Carehomes. I was continually challenged by the amount of time that care staff were having to spend on manually writing up care plans, floor management folders, handover notes etc, and was trying to think of ways of saving their time so that they could concentrate more on actual resident care.
“The Person Centred Software Mobile Care Monitoring system provided a genuine next generation answer to how care is described, captured and communicated effectively and efficiently. It helps release people’s time to care properly and simultaneously improve the evidence that supports person centred care planning and outcomes.”
Andrew said the system helped Oakdale gauge residents’ well-being by tracking weight loss, weight gain, hydration and food intake, as well as monitoring client satisfaction and day to day care interactions.
A resident told the CQC the system was “marvellous” and made everything clearer.
“I can see what’s written down on there or the staff show me on a computer,” the resident said.
“It’s the way things are now, and I’d rather spend time with them than have them scribbling in books about me all the time.”