Aged Care Mobile Functionality – Three Ways Mobile Functionality is Evolving in the Aged Care Sector

Aged Care Mobile Functionality – Three Ways Mobile Functionality is Evolving in the Aged Care Sector

We are now in an age where mobile technology and solutions have become readily available and cost-effective. This is the time to embrace the full range of functionality that mobile technology can offer us.

Due to the dynamic nature of the aged care sector, mobile technology is becoming an imperative for success in facilities throughout New Zealand and internationally.

Over the last few years, there has been a shift in the type of hardware used in the aged care sector.  Facilities have taken advantage of the availability of smart devices such as tablets and smartphones to access information anytime, anywhere. This not only means that staff are freed from their desk or wherever the piece of paper is but also allows team members to record as they visit each patient. This results in more timely and accurate recording of resident notes as all information is entered as it happens.

By developing and improving internal processes using mobile functionality, aged care providers can optimise their internal processes.

Electronic care solution providers such as VCare International have embraced the shift towards mobile applications. Providers such as VCare are leading the way as they continue to invest in mobile functionality and technology resulting in improved visibility, transparency and clarity of information.

Mobile functionality has revolutionised the Aged Care sector through:

  1. Mobility
  2. Accessing information, anytime, anywhere
  3. Information is available in real-time

Progress Notes | VCare International

Mobility

By embracing the shift towards mobile functionality within your facility, staff and management are no longer restricted to a desk or wherever the piece of paper is. Staff can access resident information on the go, no matter where they are.

Significant benefits resulting from mobility is the range of resident information that staff have available to them. Organisations managing multiple facilities benefit from the use of mobility as it enables management to monitor the progress of residents at all times.

By continuously developing and improving internal processes management can optimise these internal processes and procedures, resulting in enhanced delivery of care for all residents.

“We have saved a lot of time through VCare. We are more mobile and are no longer restricted by where the paper or supervising staff are. This means more support for frontline staff who can remote access senior staff members who may be on the other side of the site or off-site completely.”
Tara Milne, Pukeko Blue

Aged Care Mobile Functionality| VCare

Accessing Information Anytime, Anywhere

Staff are no longer wasting time recording results manually then entering these into a system later on. This results in improved information validity as resident information is entered as it happens. The resident information is therefore more timely, easier to recall and requires less work as it avoids the double handling of information from paper to computer. It also means other staff don’t have to run around trying to find the latest notes on a resident, if these haven’t been entered into a system.

Top level management who operate from various other locations find this extremely beneficial as well. Management can view resident information from all sites, check recordings and take action if needed.

“VCare Any-ware is fantastic; you can look at the same information as a staff member who is physically on site. “
Tara Milne, Pukeko Blue

Information is available in real-time

The availability of real-time information is related to the quality of care being offered and delivered to residents. Real-time information means that trends and warnings of declining health are evident straight away, ensuring nurses have the tools to be proactive about the delivery of care and meeting the needs of that individual’s specific requirements.

”This reassures you that if you are not comfortable with a particular Service Users measurements, you can look it up remotely. If there is an issue you can get your staff to do recordings on site, add them to VCare so that you can check the recordings and take immediate action if needed.”
Tara Milne, Pukeko Blue

VCare Mobile Application | VCare International

VCare Any-ware

VCare Any-ware enables carers, nurses and other clinical staff to access resident care plans, notes, observations and resulting triggers from smart devices in the palm of their hand.

The app also allows on-call clinical staff to access clinical information and care plans from the comfort of their own home or from wherever they need to access this data. This easy to use application can be installed across a wide variety of Android and iOS devices and works as part of the VCare solution.

VCare Any-ware uses secured web services to pass data from the mobile device to the database. No personal information about residents is stored on the mobile device reducing the risk of data protection breaches if the device is lost or stolen.

Contact VCare today on 03-903-1253 discuss how we can help you or click here to request a free demo.

Retirement Villages Association (RVA) Conference 2018

Retirement Villages Association (RVA) Conference 2018

VCare -New Zealand’s Leading Retirement Village Management Solution at the Retirement Village Association (RVA) conference 2018.

Retirement Village Association (RVA) conference 2018 – New Zealand’s Leading Retirement Village Management Solution exhibiting and sponsoring the event.

Easy to use and built for the NZ Retirement Village Market, VCare is a cost-effective and comprehensive package that is easy to use, reliable, comprehensive and efficient.

VCare functionality includes

  • Resident Management
  • DMF and Billing Management
  • Sales, Marketing and Prospect Management
  • Contracts and ORA Management
  • Measurements and Assessments
  • Care Plans
  • Health Systems Integrations
  • Workflow Triggers and Checklists
  • And much more

 

What do people in the Retirement Village Industry say about VCare?

“We are one of the leading financial statement auditors of retirement villages and rest homes in New Zealand. We find the VCare accounting module to work very well. The ORA schedule is a critical accounting document setting out income recognition and liabilities.

VCare does this accurately in a user-friendly way – this is not an easy matter as many of our clients find this very challenging. It is a schedule that should be kept up to date and VCare does this automatically meaning accurate information is available to the accountants as well as management.”

Gordon Hansen, Partner, PKF Goldsmith Fox Audit

 

What do Retirement Villages say about VCare?

“I would recommend VCare to other facilities. Technology is the future and I find the VCare team very approachable and easy to talk to, which is incredibly important when choosing a software package.”

Letitia Welsford, General Manager, Elmswood Retirement Village

Retirement Village Association (RVA) conference 2018 

Chris, Richard and Kim had an exceptional time at the Retirement Villages Association (RVA) conference in Auckland. It was great having the opportunity to discuss the challenges your facilities are facing both common and unique.

It was also great to see so many familiar faces and meet some new ones too. Every year Chris and Richard enjoy catching up with you all, and this year was no exception.

Click here to contact us today to find out more about VCare or to request a demo.

VCare is Exhibiting and Sponsoring the RVA Conference 2018

VCare is Exhibiting and Sponsoring the RVA Conference 2018

VCare is easy to use and built for the NZ Retirement Village Market

VCare International is New Zealand’s leading provider of software solutions to the aged care and retirement sector.  VCare is easy to use and was designed specifically for the New Zealand market to ensure from a care, billing and administrative perspective nothing is ever missed or forgotten.

RVA Conference 2018 | VCare International

VCare Village-specific functionality includes:

  • Resident Management
  • DMF and Billing Management
  • Sales, Marketing and Prospect Management
  • Contracts and ORA Management
  • And Much More

VCare’s client base ranges from single facilities to large groups. No matter what size your facility is, if you want to be at the forefront of the Retirement Village industry, VCare is the only choice.

Retirement Villages Association (RVA) Conference 2018

VCare International is proud to be sponsoring and exhibiting at the RVA Conference 2018 in Auckland on the 25-28 June. Chris, Richard and Kim from VCare will be attending and they are looking forward to listening to the range of speakers showcased.

RVA Conference 2018 | VCare International

What do experts in the Retirement Village Sector say about VCare?

“We are one of the leading financial statement auditors of retirement villages and rest homes in New Zealand.  We find the V Care accounting module to work very well.  The ORA schedule is a critical accounting document setting out income recognition and liabilities.  V Care does this accurately in a user-friendly way – this is not an easy matter as many of our clients find this very challenging.  It is a schedule that should be kept up to date and V Care does this automatically meaning accurate information is available to the accountants as well as management. “

Gordon Hansen, Partner, PKF Goldsmith Fox Audit

Come and visit the VCare stand at the entrance by the coffee lounge to see how we can help your facility or click here to request a demo

 

 

 

 

VCare User Forum, Auckland

VCare User Forum, Auckland

Thank you from the team at VCare

A big thank you to everyone who attended the VCare User Forum in Auckland on May 16th.

VCare are proud to bring these forums to you, promoting the opportunity for clients to discuss their experiences and have a say in future developments.

Chris Graham, Richard Reddecliffe and Kim Brown had a great time hosting the event. The forums are always an excellent opportunity to catch up with everyone and wonderful to get feedback from all of you.

VCare User Forum – Introducing VCare

VCare is the cost-effective software solution built to meet the demands of the residential care industry. VCare helps automate Care Plan delivery, improve Billing processes, effectively manage Residents and much more.

Thanks to VCare, there is so much more we can now do and manage, that we could never do in the previous system.” The efficient installation of VCare at CHT made for a timely and effective transition. “The implementation was fast and easy and we were very impressed with the support from VCare. I think the relationship between CHT and VCare International is great.”

Click here to get in contact with the VCare team or to request a demo.

VCare Complete is exhibiting at another conference

VCare Complete is exhibiting at another conference

Nursing Homes Eldercare Show 2018

 

For years HCI has been working with nursing homes in Ireland to improve the care they provide while also fulfilling the HIQA requirements. VCare International are the leading company in the provision of smart software solutions to the residential care industry. Together we believe we can provide a unique solution.

The Nursing Homes and Eldercare Show will be Ireland’s First Free to attend event dedicated to providing solutions and networking opportunities to support those connected to or responsible for the care of our elderly.

HCI together with VCare Complete will be attending the Nursing Home and Elder Care show in Dublin. Come and visit the team on stand 66.

 Nursing Homes Eldercare Show | VCare Complete by HCI

Speakers at the Nursing Home and Eldercare show

  • Minister of State with responsibility for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly, T.D.
  • Orlaith Carmody, Home and Community Care Ireland
  • Catherine Cox, Family Carers Ireland
  • Dr Catherine Mc Cabe, Trinity School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Anne Marie Lee, The Alliance of Healthcare Assistants
  • Ruth Morrow, Irish Practice Nurses Association
  • Carmel Kelly, LHP Skillnet
  • Sean Bay, Healthcare Training
  • Anne Lynott, Director Public Health Nursing, Institute of Community Health Nursing
  • Teresa Stenson, St Mary’s Hospital, Phoenix Park
  • Michael Harty, Home Care Direct
  • Phoenix STS Ltd
  • Pembroke Insurance
  • Stephens Catering
  • 3M

Click here for a free demo of VCare or to find out more.