We are calling on the sector to be better prepared for the future by utilising agile technology that has been tried and tested throughout the pandemic – with 94% of our customers finding our coronavirus-specific features beneficial.
Throughout the last four months, our software, which is used in over 2,000 care homes across the UK to evidence care interactions via innovative icons, has seen the implementation of eight new features to help protect the elderly and vulnerable, included coronavirus reporting, staff coronavirus auditing, track and trace reporting, and our Relatives Gateway video link.
In addition, our digital care system saves each carer one hour per shift to complete administrative tasks, as opposed to how long it would take using paper, which is crucial at a time when staff absence and agency usage are on the increase.
During a recent webinar, Sue Howard, Deputy Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at CQC, said: “Our guidance to staff is really clear; we are in a digital age. It is absolutely right and proper that care providers are using innovative, digital ways to improve their services.”
One care group, Crabtree Care Homes in West Yorkshire, described how Mobile Care Monitoring system’s new features helped to prevent the spread of the virus and aided in the group’s swift recovery and increase in occupancy.
David Crabtree, owner of Crabtree Care Homes, said: “Initially, the official symptoms released by the NHS did not include the different signs and symptoms in the elderly. Many of our residents who contracted coronavirus, for instance, said that they had pain in their legs. We discovered that this first sign was due to restricted breathing, so without accurate recording using the digital care system, we would have missed three days of symptoms in our residents.
If you want to protect residents and prove your service’s quality of care to adult protection, CQC, and other external bodies, you’ve got to be recording at the point of care. Using technology is the only way that this is possible.
With technology currently being the largest contributor to innovation in the UK, and with winter and the pressures of flu season just months away, now is the time to go digital. We want to ensure everyone in care has the best chance to fight through this pandemic, and technology is going to play a key role in achieving that. Read the full article here. Book a demo here.
Achievements & Awards
We are delighted to be have been ranked in the top 50 of the Sunday Times’ Tech Track 100 as our exponential growth within the care sector is recognised.
Being a special Covid-19 edition, this year’s Tech Track highlights the important contribution that technology companies have made to the UK during the pandemic.
Jonathan Papworth, co-founder and director of Person Centred Software, said: “Throughout this period, carers have been wonderful at helping the most vulnerable in society in incredibly challenging circumstances. We are incredibly pleased to be representing the social care sector and hope that by receiving this accolade our customers can share in our success.
We also recently celebrated winning Best Communications/IT Supplier at the 2020 Care Home Awards.
We feel honoured to have received this award – it is some much welcome good news following what has been a tough time for the care industry. At Person Centred Software, we are dedicated to helping our customers deliver outstanding care. With thousands of care home managers, nurses, carers and owners benefiting from using our digital care system on a daily basis, we are delighted to be making a real difference – and for this to be recognised is fantastic.”
If you would like to find out more about how a digital care system can benefit your care home, especially through these unprecedented times, contact us for a demo of Mobile Care Monitoring:
Call: 01483 357657