Digital care planning specialist Person Centred Software has launched its Mobile Care Monitoring (MCM) system in Australia.
Southport Lodge in Queensland, Australia is the first care provider outside the UK to use the system.
Jonathan Papworth, co-founder and director of Person Centred Software, said: “The world is looking to the UK as an example of how to measure quality of care, whereas Australia and New Zealand have for many years had the funding mechanism for the standardised measurement of care.
“Australian aged care homes are a very good fit for Mobile Care Monitoring, with more similarities than differences with the UK care sector. By working globally, we create the best of both worlds to the benefit of all our customers. Our aim is to make social care transparent and measurable, and in so doing, provide care homes, whether in the UK or Australia, with the tools to help them achieve outstanding care.”
Person Centred Software is working with Belgravia Health & Care, a leading software solutions provider for ‘out of hospital’ customers across the Australasian market.
Southport Lodge is a privately-owned care home in Southport, Queensland. With 36 rooms, residents enjoy individualised care and the benefit of being part of a close-knit community, while still having the flexibility to maintain their independence. The home has been using Mobile Care Monitoring for more than nine months for all its residents and plans to extend its use to its new second facility, currently in development.
Lorraine Garland, Southport Lodge General Manager, said: “We don’t have a single staff member who doesn’t like it.
“The interface is friendly and being picture based, staff can just tap the icon and it’s done. With care-giving there’s often an overwhelming amount of documentation. Our staff don’t want to spend their time doing that. MCM makes it more accurate, because it can be done in real time, rather than when the carer gets back to the office. Report writing is so quick and easy, we’re spending 25% more time with our residents.”