Reporting in the Aged Care Sector
One of the biggest issues with a paper-based system in the aged care sector is the size of resident’s files, and how difficult and time-consuming it is to quickly find relevant information. Care items being missed or follow-ups not being completed due to human error or lack of prompts is another major challenge faced by Aged Care providers.
Aged Care providers throughout New Zealand are taking advantage of electronic care management systems such as VCare. Platforms such as VCare offer a huge array of benefits ranging from the ability to access resident information promptly, improving efficiency and the quality of care delivered to all residents through to triggers, alerts and checklists, so nothing gets missed.
VCare is intuitive software for Residential Care organisations. It will help meet all your care planning, reporting and resident/service user recording requirements practically and in line with regulation and best practice.
The biggest issue with a paper-based system when it comes to reporting in the aged care sector is the time and effort it takes to collate information. Easy access to accurate data is imperative in delivering the highest quality of care to your residents. Data collected will provide insight for growth and improvement within your facility.
Within VCare multiple reporting options are available ranging from analysing falls to being able to plan care items and identifying ongoing risk areas. Giving staff the ability to access relevant reports will help them perform to the best of their ability and means more effective and timely mining of relevant information.
Some major benefits of VCare reporting:
- Report in real-time
- Information as you need it
- Gives you the ability to analyse the data efficiently
- Comprehensive and detailed reporting
- Ability to extract reports
- Easy to develop
Report examples that could be used with VCare are:
- Falls per month
- Incident report
- Number and type of restraints
- Current wounds
- Wounds per month
- Number of pressure injuries
- Near misses of certain events
“For me, it’s being able to keep things all together, say if an auditor walked in and they asked you about something that happened you could access that information straight away.”
“I would recommend VCare – very professional and it has incredible reporting functionality for us. I also like the global view as you don’t feel so disjointed. Just the incident reporting alone is going to save me hours of work.”
“When we had our audit in May the auditors were very complimentary about VCare and how easy it is to follow.”
“Monitoring and auditing can be done from my office and I don’t have to go over to the site.”