Four reasons you should get in touch with VCare today

Four reasons you should get in touch with VCare today

  1. Built specifically for the New Zealand market – we understand your needs
  2. A broad range of different sized organisations use VCare -from single site owner-operators to large groups
  3. Care and Village functionality that works together to support the continuum of care
  4. Interoperability with InterRAI

Built specifically for the New Zealand market – we understand your needs.

One of the biggest concerns for Aged Care operators in New Zealand is ensuring that any system implemented in their facility (Resident or otherwise) fully addresses and meets the specific needs of the NZ market. In particular, the funding model across different markets such as New Zealand and Australia can vary considerably and from an efficiency perspective it’s important to get it right.

Shaping a solution to fit the New Zealand market can cause a range of issues down the track for your staff and team. It’s like saying because they are the same colour you can try to fit a square peg into a round hole. By choosing a system specifically designed for the NZ market, you don’t have to worry about shaping the system to fit your organisation as your organisation will naturally fit into the system.

VCare is 100% NZ owned and operated, and is specifically designed for the NZ market. This means that we understand your needs and how you can achieve these and grow with VCare. We are 100% committed to the New Zealand aged care market at all levels

  “VCare developed in New Zealand, so that means that they understand what the operator requires, they understand what we require for the financial statements, and it knows how to make the financial information available to us in the format that we require it.”

Gordon Hansen, Partner, PKF Goldsmith Fox Audit

A range of clients

VCare’s client base ranges from rest home, hospital, dementia care and retirement living through to intellectual and disability care facilities.

No matter your size, big or small, VCare is here to help. The VCare solution is suitable for all businesses in the residential care market regardless of size so contact us now to discuss how VCare can help your organisation.

Both Care and Village functionality co-ordinate together to support the continuum of care

There is a good reason why VCare is New Zealand’s leading aged care software solution provider. VCare is a complete clinical, financial and administrative system that supports Residential Aged Care, Independent Living,  Day Care, Disability care and much more.

All information within VCare is in real-time, so records are always up to date. As residents move from independent living, or any other form of care, their clinical care records move with them supporting a continuum of care.

VCare is the number one solution choice in quality Aged Care and Retirement Living.

“VCare adds a great deal of value to our facility across departments, and I’m not just talking village and care it also includes sales, so there’s an instant availability of information at my fingertips. Sales Manager, Care Centre Manager we all have this great tool to use now”.

Russell Walters, Village Manager, Summerset

 

Interoperability with InterRAI

VCare is an electronic way of managing all of your care planning and resident record requirements practically and efficiently. VCare has a range of experts on staff to assist you with anything that you may need in relation to the system. The VCare team are based in New Zealand, so we are here to help whenever you need it.

Did you know it was one of our clients who, using VCare, made history by being one of the first in the world to import interRAI assessments?

Two-way integration with InterRAI is not currently possible for any software vendor in NZ. If two-way integration with interRAI ever became possible, then VCare would include that functionality immediately. If you are unsure about what can be done please contact interRAI directly or contact us and we can put you in touch with someone from interRAI who will be able to help.

The present position on interoperability from interRAI is:

“The current interoperability approach for interRAI is that external systems are able to pull information from interRAI using one of the two mechanisms described below but are not able to push information to interRAI”

Response from interRAI NZ Governance Board

VCare Summary

New Zealand’s leading Aged Care residential specialist software system is designed specifically for the New Zealand Aged Care and Retirement Living industry. 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
  • InterRAI interoperability
  • And much more

“It’s the accuracy that VCare gives you that enables us to give better care and better outcomes for the residents”.

Julia Mead, Facility Manager, Elmswood Retirement Village

Click here to request a free demo of VCare or to get one of the VCare team members to give you a call.

Thanks for visiting VCare at the NZACA Conference 2018

Thanks for visiting VCare at the NZACA Conference 2018

New Zealand’s Leading specialist software system designed specifically for the NZ Aged Care industry exhibiting at New Zealand’s Aged Care Association (NZACA) conference 2018

VCare is New Zealand’s specialist software system designed specifically for the New Zealand Aged Care industry exhibited at New Zealand’s Aged Care Association (NZACA) conference 2018.

Chris, Richard and Kim had an exceptional time at the New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) conference in Auckland. It was great to see so many familiar faces and meet some new ones too. Every year Chris Richard and Kim enjoy catching up with you all, and this year was no exception.

VCare was proud to sponsor the VCare Legendary Service to the Aged Residential Care Sector Award. The award recognises the outstanding contribution of someone who has been part of the aged residential care industry for more than ten years. This person will have continuously made a difference in the lives of numerous residents and staff members. The winner of this award could be anyone from a senior manager of a large group, to care staff, non-care staff or a volunteer in the aged residential care industry. There were not one but two individuals who stood out and it is with pleasure that we congratulate Cecily Munro from Malyon House, Mt Maunganui and Noeline Whitehead from Metlifecare who were the recipients of this award for 2018. Thank you from everyone here at VCare International for all you have done for the aged care sector.

VCare

Easy to use and built for the NZ Aged Care Industry, VCare is a cost-effective and comprehensive package that is easy to use, reliable, comprehensive and efficient.

VCare functionality includes

  • Resident Management
  • Measurements and Assessments
  • Care Plans
  • Health Systems Integrations
  • Workflow Triggers and Checklists
  • Extensive reporting
  • And much more

VCare benefits include:

  • Saves time
  • Local training
  • No lost paperwork
  • Accountability
  • Intuitive
  • Instant record keeping

 

What do people in the Aged Care Industry say about VCare?

All the information that our staff need is right in front of them. I especially like how clinical, residential and billing features talk to each other within VCare. For example, if a resident has a fall and they get admitted to a public hospital, accounts will get a bill for the ambulance, and you can link it to the incident report.”

Carol Ropati, CHT Healthcare Trust

Contact us today to find out more about VCare or to request a demo.

RVA Wellington Regional Forum – VCare sponsoring

RVA Wellington Regional Forum – VCare sponsoring

VCare is proudly sponsoring the RVA Wellington Regional Forum

 

RVA Wellington Regional Forum – VCare International is New Zealand’s leading Retirement Village and Aged Care Facilities software solution provider.

VCare is easy to use and is a specialist system designed specifically for the NZ Retirement Village market. VCare will help manage your Village administration, ORA, billing, marketing, sales, care, occupancy and compliance needs efficiently so you can better cater to the needs of your residents and prospects.

VCare is the top management tool for facilities aiming to maximise revenue while delivering quality products and services to village residents.

VCare International is pleased to be sponsoring the RVA Regional Forum in Wellington at Speldhurst Country Estate on Tuesday 18th September.

 

RVA Wellington Regional Forum Details

Date: 18 September 2018

Time: 12:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Venue: Speldhurst Country Estate, 70 Kimberley Road, Levin

Facilitator: John Collyns, RVA Executive Director

 

RVA Wellington Regional Forum Agenda

12.00 pm Lunch served ($10 per person to the village on the day, please)

12.50 pm Welcome, apologies, sponsor’s spot – Chris Graham, VCare Ltd

1.00 pm RVA Activities update – John Collyns, Executive Director

1.10 pm Guest Speaker – James Broad, Cuisine Concepts.

 

Click here to register for the event

Click here to request a VCare Demo

NZACA Conference 2018 – Auckland

NZACA Conference 2018 – Auckland

VCare will be attending the NZACA Conference 2018

NZACA Conference 2018 – VCare is proud to be sponsoring and exhibiting at the RVA Conference 2018 in Auckland on the 11-13th of September. Chris, Richard and Kim from VCare will be attending, and they are looking forward to listening to the range of speakers showcased and catching up with both existing and future VCare users.

Come and visit us at the NZACA conference to find out more about VCare and how we can help your facility.

VCare

VCare International is New Zealand’s leading Retirement Village and Aged Care Facilities software solution provider.

VCare will help manage your delivery of care, billing, occupancy and compliance needs efficiently so you can better cater to the needs of your residents and prospects.

VCare is cost-effective, comprehensive and built specifically to meet the demands of New Zealand’s growing retirement village market.

VCare is the top management tool for facilities aiming to maximise revenue while delivering quality products and services to village residents.

Solutions are available via desktop and mobile applications, allowing staff to access resident information from anywhere, any time.

Reduce the time and physical burden of paper records with VCare.

Take VCare with you – VCare Any-ware

Access VCare from anywhere, at any hour.

Whether your staff use an iPhone, iPad or Android device, they can have mobile access to your existing VCare system while visiting residents, relaxing at home or wherever else they may be.

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

The app also allows on-call clinical staff to access clinical information and/or care plans from wherever or whenever they need to access this data, ensuring seamless care and quality of resident support. This easy to use app can be installed across a wide variety of Android and iOS devices and works as a fully integrated component of the VCare solution.

With VCare Any-ware you can enter & view:

• Resident Summaries
• Care Plans
• Vitals
• Progress Notes
• Measurements
• Observations
• Fluid Charts
• Bowel Charts
• Food Charts
• Resident History

And more!

Proudly exhibiting and sponsoring the NZACA Conference 2018

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.