Outstanding care home owner Anita Astle MBE has praised a new smartphone digital care planning partnership.
The Ascom, Myco 3 smartphones, which have been deployed to staff at Wren Hall Nursing Home in Nottingham, are integrated with Person Centred Software’s Mobile Care Monitoring system to enable fast, real-time evidence of care.
Anita said: “It is robust, easy to use and does what it promises. My staff particularly appreciate that they do not have to put the Myco smartphone on charge. The beauty of the device is that it has detachable batteries that you can easily swap, so there is no downtime. You just remove one battery and slot in a freshly charged one. The screen stays on throughout and no work is lost.”
Wren Hall currently has ten Ascom smartphones, with plans to replace its remaining 38 android devices with a total of 29 Ascom devices.
The phones have been integrated with the Mobile Care Monitoring system following the signing of a partnership between Ascom and Person Centred Software in May (see Healthcare providers team up on £2.67m care home Smartphone contract).
The Myco enables staff to receive nurse call alerts, digitally record care interactions with residents, report faulty equipment and even take photographs – for example of a wound – to add to the care record.
Anita added: “This technology is such a timesaver, and we now have the added benefit of being able to easily input data on the move. Before we moved to using technology, I would spend three hours a day writing reports. Now Mobile Care Monitoring enables us to write more detailed comprehensive reports contemporaneously rather than frantically writing reports at the end of shifts, which is not in line with best practice. The move to using both Person Centred Software’s Mobile Care Monitoring system and Ascom’s Myco smartphones is transformational.”