Archive for category: domiciliary care software

Delivering 21st Century Social Care using 20th Century Technology will Never Work

There’s plenty of talk about how technology can help deliver more integrated social care, with greater efficiency and better outcomes for service users. But what might this look like?   It would certainly look very different from much of the current landscape of disconnected legacy systems and databases that are more 20th than 21st century….

Cutting Social Care Red Tape Needs Urgent Action

  The Department of Health review aimed at cutting red tape for social care providers exposed a very real problem. It revealed the effort care providers currently waste in maintaining different records for the CQC, local authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups. Although aimed at residential care, I know that domiciliary care providers share many of the frustrations. Welcome…

Paperless Social Care: Safer, More Efficient and Already Happening

Soon, all organisations delivering government funded services will have to be paperless. The aim is for this to happen by 2020. Yet there’s no reason why paperless social care shouldn’t happen tomorrow. If we genuinely want to deliver safer, more efficient care, that transformation can’t come soon enough. Every piece of paper-based information is something that…

Why Keeping Personal Data Secure is an Issue for Everyone, Including Volunteers

The Information Commissioner’s Office recently issued an enforcement notice against the Alzheimer’s Society. The action shows that rigorous standards of data security are expected from everyone who handles sensitive personal data – including volunteers.   It’s tempting to think that the Information Commissioner might be less strict with a charity than with a commercial organisation….

Want to Deliver Joined-up Person-Centred Care? Then you’ll Need Joined-up Person-Centred Information!

A couple of interesting statistics for you: The number of smartphone users in the UK is expected to reach nearly 38 million this year (source Statista). The percentage of people aged 55-64 who access the internet every day is nearly 75% – up from 37% in 2006. (ONS). What has all this got to do…

Trending Topics at Health+Care 2015

We’re getting really excited about the Health + Care Show at Excel on June 24 and 25. The impressive range of seminars and speakers alone is enough to attract a great turnout, with both Jeremy Hunt and Andy Burnham added to the line-up. For the CareForIt team it’s an unrivalled opportunity to meet a wide…

February 10th
2015

Automatic Mileage Calculations

rhobinn via Compfight In any domiciliary care business, calculating and recording mileage for roster planning or payroll can be complicated and time consuming. Or it can be dead simple. If you use CareForIT, everything is calculated automatically as you build your rosters. In fact it goes further, the system will also automatically help you create staff rosters…

Home Care Services – How Close to a Crisis are we really?

According to a review conducted by the Local Government Information Unit it’s only a ‘matter or time’ before there’s a major scandal in the domiciliary care sector similar to recent care home scandals. Even if you haven’t read the reports in the papers and on the internet I’m sure some of the issues raised will not…

New Adult Social Care Inspections, How Significant are they really?

October 1 saw the implementation of the new CQC inspection regime for adult social care. Perhaps you have been one of the first domiciliary care providers to experience the new inspection. Of course we’ve seen changes to the adult social care inspections before. And you could probably be forgiven if you see these changes as…

Domiciliary Care – How Do YOU Keep Service User Data Secure?

Not surprisingly, data security is often the first issue raised by domiciliary care providers considering moving from local or paper-based records management to something that works on mobile networks and based in the ‘cloud’.  This is to be expected and welcomed.  Given the potentially sensitive and personal data domiciliary care providers hold it would be…

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