Introducing Log my Care – the simplest and cheapest way for care homes to start electronic care planning.
Log my Care is the easiest way to get a residential care home up and running with electronic care planning. The new system has been developed by carers for carers and has been specifically designed to overcome the challenging amounts of administration and paperwork involved in delivering residential care.
“We saw first-hand what a burden paperwork still is for care homes and set out to build a system that makes care planning and recording so simple it can be used by anyone” Sam Hussain, Log my Care Founder
Log my Care tackles the problems involved in planning and delivery by splitting into two different parts.
The first is a nifty smartphone app – the Carer App
which carers use to record at the point of care. This shows their daily to-do list, letting them know what they need to do and when. It enables better care delivery with features such as adding a 2nd signature for two-person activities and helps improve care by notifying carers if any of their tasks are overdue.
During the research phase, Log my Care found that some frontline carers were apprehensive to adopt new technology. As a result, Log my Care was built from the ground up to empower carers, use existing hardware already in place and help them to deliver better care.
‘The Carer App’ helps carers create care notes in the quickest possible way. This is achieved via a series of icons and intuitive questions. In a matter of taps from the carer, a full care record is created. This saves a huge amount of time and helps to overcome limitations with English and grammar in care records, which the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have been known to raise during inspections.
“The Carer App makes my job so much easier, I don’t have to stay behind after my shift anymore to catch up” Lucy, Carer
The second part is ‘The Care Office’
This is a web portal created to give Managers and Owners the simplest way of coordinating the delivery of care across the whole home. It helps to set care standards, provide an audit-trail and reduces repetitive administration tasks, freeing up time for more important activities.
“It’s been really great moving from paper to Log my Ca
re, I can see from my computer what’s happened today and what I need to chase” Jill, Manager
With the UK care sector under severe financial pressures, Log my Care has taken the decision to make the core system completely free. This coupled with clever features like 2-factor authentication means care homes don’t need to spend large amounts on hardware and can use any smartphone, saving costs from the outset.
“There’s been such a squeeze on the financials recently that we actually moved back to paper from another care system, whose monthly costs weren’t actually covering themselves. With Log my Care we’ve been able to use existing mobiles and integrate into our processes without any outlay, this is incredible and has saved us costs on paper, storage and hardware” Nigel, Care Home Owner.
Most care systems on the market claim to save frontline care staff time. However, in Log my Care’s first homes, they reported a saving of 2 hours of time per staff member each day. This is huge, however unsurprising. As after working in the industry for a number of years, the team realised that no one had made a care management system designed to cater for the different day to day requirements of carers, care managers and care home owners. They decided to take up the challenge and decided to make absolutely everything about Log my Care as simple as possible.
Log my Care can be up and running in your care home in a matter of minutes. To find out more and start using the system for free, then visit www.LogmyCare.co.uk to start saving immediately.
Log my Care is the new, free and easy way to get your care home using electronic care plans in just a few minutes. We’ve worked directly with carers, managers and care-home owners to create a system that helps everyone in residential care to do their jobs better. To top it off, we’re always improving the Log my Care system, with more features to help you provide the best care possible. To find out more or get the care management system in your home, visit www.LogmyCare.co.uk
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Spotlight shines on hardest-working care superstars
Carers called Emma are logging the highest number of tough jobs, Anne and Lauren are doing the most night shifts, and Katies are logging the most fun activities – according to new data from Log my Care, the care home software provider.
The analysis comes from the thousands of care tasks that are logged every single day by carers using Log my Care, which enables carers to make and record notes and actions in real time. The records also now provide a way for managers to identify staff who are going the extra mile.
The latest data, shown in Log my Care’s infographic, included figures for jobs that were categorised as physically tough or manually intensive – for example moving and handling, urine recording and Bristol stool analysis, and practical tasks such as taking the bins out. In this category, carers with the name Emma recorded the highest number of tasks, followed by Katie and Christine.
Personal care tasks included applying creams, dealing with medication, turning of residents or clients, and helping with health-related care. In this category carers called Emma scored the highest again, this time followed by Amandas and Heathers. Meanwhile carers called Anne and Lauren were almost twice as likely to work a night shift compared to other carers.
The data also showed staff recording the most activities – with a huge range of different activities recorded ranging from games of chess to a trip to the zoo. The top scoring names in this category were Katie, June and Lisa.
Tracey Visagie, Registered Manager at Green Gables care home in Margate, Kate, uses Log my Care to manage care records, and comments:
“Log my Care has brought a new dimension to the way we work. I can look into the care logs and really dive into what is being recorded. I have now made the log reports part of my team’s appraisal process and have a measurable way to benchmark their performance – and then celebrate and reward all their hard work.
“Although I can see if things have been missed, it’s much more about demonstrating positives. The oversight means I can see carers who are working really hard. By highlighting areas of best practice, those carers serve as great role models. The whole experience of working with Log my Care has been incredibly motivating, and I can really feel the positive impact on the whole team.”
Sam Hussain, Founder of Log my Care, comments:
“Every single day, care staff across the country are working incredibly hard but too often are not celebrated for their efforts. We carried out an analysis of care tasks and although on the one hand the figures show some light-hearted anecdotes, behind them is the real hard work taking place in care environments every day. Collectively the data is anonymous, but care managers using Log my Care can now see within their own teams the care superstars and those people who are really going the extra mile. This gives a great opportunity to recognise and reward hard work and care, which can all help to support a happy working environment for care teams.”
Log my Care is free to use and available to download from both the App Store and Google Play. To find out more and use the system for free, visit www.LogmyCare.co.uk Address: Launch 22 32 Cubitt Street Kings Cross London WC1X 0LR
Tel: 020 8144 6305
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