This article focuses on the benefits of implementing care home software and discusses the ways in which it can improve your business. It discusses what to consider when buying information technology for a care home and how much you should expect to spend as well as mentioning some points that you should think about before making a purchase.
The aim is to provide an overview for those who are not very familiar with the idea of care home software and inform those who do know about this type of system and want to consider buying one.
What is care home software?
Care home software is a group of computer programmes that can be installed or accessed through an internet browser for the purposes of managing a care facility. It includes systems for almost all aspects of running a care home from the administration of residents and their medication to emailing staff members within a care home.
It is very common for most homes to have an automated system for keeping records of residents, what they are being treated for and also the medication that they need to take, this can be a simple excel spreadsheet or something more complicated.
These days, most care homes rely on their residents using an electronic system to update their records, either by the resident writing what they need into a computer or having someone else write it for them. This method of keeping information is much more reliable than previous methods and helps to keep track of what has been taken and when, as well as making sure that patients don’t miss their medication.
A system can also be used to keep track of the current and former residents of a care home, which is very helpful when it comes to taking phone calls from relatives or friends who wish to know more about one of their loved ones living in your care home, as you will have all of the records that they need on hand.
Medication management software will be able to tell you exactly what medication a resident is taking and what time it needs to be taken at, you can also keep track of whether they have missed any doses too, which makes monitoring their health easier. It would be difficult for staff members to monitor this kind of thing manually, having an automated system is highly recommended for this kind of task.
Two factor authentication (2FA) allows users to increase their security by requiring more than one method of identification before granting access to the device or service. This means that if someone were able to steal your password or gain access to your account, they wouldn’t be able to do anything with it, as they would also need access to your phone or any other device that you have set up.
Many care homes now use some sort of messaging system where staff members can contact each other with ease using email, video or instant messaging for important announcements or updates about their residents. These forms of communication are reliable and allow for many opportunities, such as integration with calendars to send out notifications of events.