Avoid disaster scenarios in aged care facilities with VCare
Managing health issues and reducing risk is incredibly important in Aged Care facilities to ensure the wellbeing of your residents is maintained. Despite this need, even the most robust systems can have flaws, with important aspects being overlooked by staff due to stress, human error, lack of accountability and inaccurate records. VCare helps remove the risk of disaster scenarios, reducing stress on your staff and giving your residents and their families peace of mind knowing they are being cared for to the highest level.
In many traditional paper-based systems staff are required to record and store information in different places, in some cases having to go through 2 or more people before it is completed. This increases the likelihood of errors which in an Aged Care facility can be life threatening. VCare removes the need for double handling, reducing human error. One major headache for your care staff is completing their care plans twice, once in interRAI and secondly in their management system, VCare is the first software solution to link InterRAI assessments to care plans, this reduces the need for your staff to input their care plans in twice, removing the risk of double handling error.
Accountability is important within your facility, if any minor thing goes wrong its important you can identify the cause before it happens again. VCare keeps a detailed record of every activity so you can be certain of who completed what, when. This gives you peace of mind knowing you can resolve any issues rapidly while keeping your records accurate and detailed for upcoming audits.
Keeping on top of your resident’s vitals is crucial in making sure they are healthy and well in your care. VCare makes sure you stay on top of your residents needs and vitals by producing triggers and checklists that alert your staff when a task needs to be done. This ensures nothing gets missed and your residents are being monitored regularly and in accordance to their specific needs.
VCare works with a wide range of other solutions to ensure all your staff and residents needs are met accurately and safely. VCare integrates with key solutions for your facilities such as mediation management, InterRAI, Accounting and payroll systems and Quality Management systems. These integrations ensure everything can be found in one place, reducing the likelihood of error. In particular, medication must be managed extremely accurately as many errors could result in physical harm to your residents, having VCare integrate with these systems ensures accurate information is readily available for your staff.
Using VCare ensures your staff have access to resident information anywhere at any time. Traditional methods can mean residents with large files can be difficult and time-consuming to find the correct information. In emergencies, having rapid access to information is crucial to avoid disaster scenarios. VCare also means you no longer must worry about transferring notes between staff to keep everyone up to date all they need to do is log into VCare and they have an up-to-date record of a resident’s care.
One major point VCare prides itself on is providing in-depth and relevant training so you don’t need to worry about staff not using the software correctly. VCare is a user-friendly and easy to use systems that focuses on making the lives of your staff simpler. Having a robust training system means you can be confident in your staff’s ability to keep records accurate and up to date to reduce risk in your facility.
Aged Care facilities are put under immense pressure due to the nature of the work and the vulnerability of their residents. Keeping on top of every resident’s health status is crucial for a facility to reduce the risk of a disaster scenario. Traditional management methods leave areas of weakness, which when overlooked can result in disaster. Reducing the risks of a disaster scenario with VCare will benefit your staff, residents, and the reputation of your facility. There is nothing more important than maintain the wellbeing of those in your care.