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Spotlight on: Group Acitivities

Every home up and down the country will have someone who plans and follows up residents activities, but how effective is your current method?

Ablyss allows you to plan activities in detail and return once the activity has taken place in order to update who participated and what they did, how they enjoyed it etc... but it also allows you to record who did not particpate and why they chose not to. All of this information is carried over to each residents list of daily care, which is where we are able to view all information relating to that residents needs and care.

In a residents list of daily care we are also able to filter the information which we want to see, so that we could view just notes regarding activities. Seeing all of this information together can help to peice together a much larger picture of that individual. It will allow us to spot trends and changes, tackle any potential issues and build up a profile on the things that they enjoy and the things that they dislike.

As with all areas of Ablyss CMS, the recording of this information is simple and quick to do. Would you like to see for yourself? Contact Rachael on 01625 535685 to book a demonstration or try Ablyss CMS for yourself.

Making notes on residents who have taken part in an activity is simple
As is making notes on those who were not involved
...And all information can be filtered in each residents list of daily care notes to build a bigger picture.

 

Thanks Bill

It comes to something when it falls on society and its members to fund research into curing disease and illness, and it really takes a special individual to take it upon themselves to do something about it, despite knowing that pharmaceutical companies will be the ones to eventually reap the financial rewards.

Thank you Bill Gates who has announced that he is donating £76million towards Alzheimers research.

Bill has personal experience of the disease with many of the men in his family being diagnosed in later life. In a recent blog post he wrote " I know how awful it is to watch people you love struggle as the disease robs them of their mental capacity, and there is nothing you can do about it. It feels a lot like you're experiencing a gradual death of the person that you knew".

According to the Alzheimer’s Society, more than 46 million people are estimated to be currently living with dementia worldwide and that figure is expected to increase to over a 100 million by 2050.

In the UK, 850,000 people are living with dementia and the condition affects one in six people over 80. A 2014 study by the charity found the total cost of dementia to the UK was more than £26 billion a year, with around £4 billion falling on the NHS and more than £10 billion on the social care system. If these staggering figures are not reason enough to find a cure then I dont know what is.

Lets hope that those with the power, money and infleunce continue to raise awareness of the urgent need for more to be done.

1 Week till epsom

Only a week till we will be at the Care Roadshow at Epsom Downs Racecourse. This is a free to attend event so, if you are in the area, please do call in for a day of seminars, workshops and networking. Oh and to see us too of course!

We will be giving demonstrations of CMS throughout the day so, if you are looking to revolutionise your care planning systems, make sure you stop by and see us.

how our team project manage a new installation

For a lot of people, implementing a new care managment system is a daunting prospect, but at Ablyss we are there to help new customers every step of the way. Read on to find out about one homes recent experience with us:

Spring Grove on the Finchley Road in North London provides specialist care for up to 47 elderly and dementia patients. The home was purpose built in 1992 to luxury hotel standards with large terraced gardens in an affluent area of London. Spring Grove is the first among 3 residential homes owned by Springdene Nursing & Care Homes Ltd to implement an electronic care management system. The group chose to go ahead with the Ablyss Care Management System (CMS).

When asked ‘Why Ablyss’? Mark Clements, Operations Manager at Springdene, confirmed “We were looking for a system that would improve our record keeping by helping to manage our care plans and risk assessments along with simplifying our daily care reporting. After seeing Ablyss CMS in action at another home the decision to go with them was inevitable.” 

Mark saw the idea of implementing Ablyss CMS at Spring Grove as an important stage in the company’s development. “It is part of my job to adapt and make necessary operational changes. As a company we are keen to harness and exploit technology such as Ablyss CMS which benefits both staff and residents.” Implementing Ablyss CMS at Spring Grove was smooth and well organised. The staff at Spring Grove were, initially, naturally hesitant and nervous about the transition from paper to electronic so Ablyss Project Manager, Nikki Burbidge, visited the home and spoke to staff from all three sites to discuss their needs before the directors made their final decision. A bespoke implementation plan was created which included six days of on-site training. Our assigned trainer, Syne, was flexible enough to train both day and night staff during his stay at Spring Grove.

Spring Grove went live on our third day of training; staff were confident and raring to go! Mark stated “Our trainer, who had healthcare experience, could support the staff working on the floor, assisting with accurate and detailed point of care recording.” Mark and Nikki agreed that a successful implementation of Ablyss CMS would involve Spring Grove’s best practise not being compromised. As Nikki says “We were able to customise our system to match their existing templates and this resulted in a smooth transition from paper to electronic whilst maintaining Spring Grove’s outstanding level of care provision.”

At Spring Grove, users of Ablyss CMS include directors, compliance, management teams, admin and care staff. As Operations Manager, Mark felt confident in using the system. “It’s straight forward, easy to navigate and flexible. The shift handover gives me a detailed analysis of everything staff have recorded on Ablyss CMS and with point of care delivery, it means I can access real time information of staff interaction with residents.”

Mark’s opinion is Ablyss CMS will definitely replace most of their paper work, saving on the cost of stationery and storage space for their archived records. “The main benefit to Spring Grove will be the consistent and comprehensive care records and will allow the home to evidence it’s excellent care standard. In today’s regulatory climate this is becoming increasingly important for care home operators”