Digital care planning rids 30,000 sheets of paper – per month!
Quinton House Nursing Home in the West Midlands used to print massive amounts of paper for their care planning and documentation. On average, care workers were spending up to 1,5 hours per shift completing paperwork, registering all this information, typically at the end of their shift. The same paperwork storage wasn’t very searchable, and information wasn’t adding to greater care outcomes.
Shifting to a digital care planning solution has changed this. All notes, assessments and activities are now automatically logged on respective care plans, and members of staff know better where to find and input their information. Nothing gets duplicated.
“You know where to access the ‘paperwork’. You don’t have to go to different places to find them, and everything is clear. Everything is legible, so information sharing is a lot better and there’s an audit trail,” Deputy Manager, Kate Pascual, explains.
More time for their residents
The decision to implement Sekoia was based on a number of factors. Two of those being cost efficiency and care quality. Comparing to printing 30,000 sheets of paper each month – the equivalent of 4 trees and roughly £1750 including the ink cartridges – digital was both cheaper and more supportive in terms of care delivery. Tailoring the specific records to be person-centric and often led by residents themselves.
“From doing something which originally took us ten minutes: Two minutes, and it’s done. And rather than being with paperwork, you’re with the resident”, Kate Pascual concludes.
Quinton House is a nursing home that have delivered personalised care to its residents for over 20 years. The staff work hard to ensure residents are cared for to a high standard. This hard work is also being recognised as they won the Top 20 Small Care Home Groups 2019 award by carehome.co.uk. The awards are based on over 120,000 reviews from care home residents as well as their friends and family, so it’s a real testament to the great work being done at the nursing home.
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