New mobile care feature supports quality of life in dementia care
Person Centred Software has launched an additional feature on its Mobile Care Monitoring system designed to help improve the quality of life of people living with dementia.
‘Who I Am’ enables care homes to share vital information about residents’ routines, life story and wishes, which helps maintain daily functions and minimise anxiety.
Jonathan Papworth, co-founder and director of Person Centred Software, said: “It became apparent to us that whilst administration software helps care providers’ efficiency, it doesn’t actually help those delivering care.
“Social care really only exists because of these people, so we decided to focus on improving the lives of the care staff users. With the new capability of ‘Who I Am’ at their fingertips, carers have all the information they need to further help and support their residents.”
Who I Am is modelled on the Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘This is Me’ tool and other one-page profiles that are widely used in social care to improve the quality of information and ease of information sharing.
Not only is information available on carers’ devices, but the hospital pack provided within Mobile Care Monitoring automatically collates the information from residents’ Who I Am profiles to ensure staff fully understand residents at every stage of their health and social care journey.
With the addition of Who I Am, Mobile Care Monitoring further helps care providers comply with CQC’s Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOEs) to improve quality of life for the 69% of residents living with dementia in UK care homes.
Notably, KLOEs C1.4 and R1.2, which ask, ‘Do staff know and respect the people they are caring for and supporting, including their preferences, personal histories, backgrounds and potential?’ and ‘How does the service make sure that a person’s care plan fully reflects their physical, mental, emotional and social needs?’ Who I Am creates a holistic resident profile that gives staff immediate insight into how best to support residents.
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