With the winter months closing in fast, winter planning and how to cope during another potentially snowy period will be coming to the forefront of home carers’ minds. After the difficulties that many home care companies experienced with snow last year, I thought it would be worth blogging about how domiciliary care software can help keep companies running, even in a cold snap, meaning one less thing to worry about in what can be a very stressful time.
In recent years, occasional whispers about intergenerational care in the UK have strengthened to an audible buzz – largely due to Channel 4’s documentary series ‘Old People’s Home for 4 year olds’. During the second series of this documentary, aired this autumn, a group of elderly people and a group of nursery children were monitored to measure the effects of a programme of interaction between the two.
As many of the everyLIFE team will attest to, I am very keen on cricket. I played the game at various levels over about 35 years, am now an armchair expert and, if there were such a team, I could probably talk, not to say bore, for England on the subject. So, what then does cricket have to do with digital care software?
It’s no secret that staff recruitment and retention is one of the care sector’s greatest challenges. Social care recruitment is a complex topic with a number of variables contributing to the crisis. It’s thought that by 2037, there will be an extra 1 million jobs to fill in the sector. We spoke with Neil Eastwood, author of Amazon bestseller ‘Saving Social Care’, to find out why recruitment is such a challenge for the industry and how care homes can overcome it by finding and retaining great care staff.
In its latest State of Care report, the CQC highlights the fragmented nature of health and social care integration across the country.
If you work in social care, it is highly likely that you work long, anti-social hours and that any spare time that you have is precious. Why would you want to invest your rare and valuable time at social care trade shows which only seems to have the potential to add to your workload?
The world is constantly moving forward and everyLIFE is no different. We work to evolve our product because it ensures that we can provide a system that has the ability to fulfil consumer needs into the future. Digital care can only advance and we are delighted to be at the heart of the action. In the name of progress, we’d like to share with you a bit of a timeline of our platform’s progression over the years.
When trawling through CQC inspection reports of care services in trouble, a common theme that crops up time and time again is medicines management and administration.
In this blog post we wanted to focus on the monthly audit. This is something that is not looked upon favourably by care managers in home care companies. Unfortunately, it’s an unavoidable process that care companies need to go through to make sure that the care being delivered is safe, compliant and being carried out in accordance with how the customer is progressing under the care company.
Working in care requires extraordinary amounts of mental and emotional strength and resilience, something that is often underestimated outside and, on occasions, even within the care sector.