How VCare Helps manage your residents wellbeing
Maintaining a healthy wellbeing, both physically, mentally and emotionally are important to your overall health. In the ageing population, the reliance on purely the physical aspects of wellbeing can become less reliable and therefore it’s important to consider how to boost the emotional and mental strength of this demographic.
With the many aspects of wellbeing to consider alongside having a huge range of residents with varying needs, it’s important to consider implementing an electronic aged care management system such as VCare into your facility to ensure you can offer the highest level of care and experience for your residents to be sure not only their bodies but their minds are being cared for too.
Emotional wellbeing is the ability to manage feelings, so they do not impact negatively on your life. Research suggests emotional wellbeing is linked to having good health and living a longer life, so when dealing with an ageing population it’s important to consider how to effectively manage their emotional wellbeing.
One major way you can boost your resident’s emotional wellbeing is to involve them in activities both inside and outside of your aged care facility to get them using their bodies and brains in different and creative ways. VCare allows you to schedule activities such as bowling, swimming etc and add residents to the attendance list simply using the new activities browser app.
Ensuring your resident is confident in your facilities ability to manage their care is important for their emotional wellbeing. VCare integrates with a wide range of other software solutions so the entire continuum of care is managed and maintained in VCare so your residents can feel calm knowing their care is well managed.
Mental wellbeing is an important aspect of your resident’s overall wellbeing to consider, especially as they transition to living in your facility The stresses that come with a change in routine can be overwhelming, so making sure you reduce these as much as possible is important in maintaining the mental health of your residents.
VCare can help you manage your resident’s mental wellbeing by keeping them as comfortable as possible in their new surroundings. With traditional paper-based methods your residents and their requests can get lost in the crowd, using and electronic aged care management system such as VCare allows your staff to tailor the care and management of your residents to suit their unique needs. Triggers ensure your staff know the exact requests of your residents so nothing gets missed.
One of the major factors for your residents when it comes to making decisions about the facility they choose is the level of care they believe they will receive in order to keep them in their best physical state as they age.
Resident records are available through the press of a button and records are always up to date. This ensures staff always have the information they need to provide the highest level of care to residents. All information related to a resident is managed and available in VCare allowing staff to quickly enter progress notes, tracking the date, time and the staff member who recorded a note.
Care Plans can also be scheduled, and caregivers will be notified when these are due, so nothing gets missed and your resident receive the correct care for their physical wellbeing. The VCare Resident Care Browser App allows staff to carry VCare with them on any device and provide full resident care management including measurements, assessments, progress notes and events/incidents.
Offering a wide range of services in your nursing home is important in providing the care needed to maintain the physical, emotional and mental wellbeing of your residents. Using an electronic aged care management system such as VCare can help simplify tasks, manage staff and identify areas of importance for a resident, so you don’t have to worry about anything being missed. This gives your staff the ability to provide what’s best for your resident’s overall wellbeing.