A study by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation found that care homes have to regularly complete more than 100 items of paperwork, often with duplicate information, for each person they care for. It can mean managers spend 20% of their time just on paperwork. And naturally, there is then less time to spend on leadership improvements that help staff provide the best care possible for our loved ones.
The mammoth process of digitising social care is underway across the country. From April 2022 there has been a national commitment to invest at least £150m in digital innovation which improves the quality and safety of care.
Here at Hydra Creative, our designers have been part of this process, by creating several bespoke digital solutions for care home providers. These have transformed the way care is provided, at every level.The tangible benefits of our solutions can include making sure that important real-time data can be captured at the point of care. They may provide integrated systems, so records can be shared easily among staff, allowing for the right care to be provided, at the right time. And these innovative solutions mean that more time is available for staff to spend interacting with the people they care for, improving resident participation and choice.