5 Care Management Tools You Need to Know About
Managing a care home, or domiciliary care service is no easy feat. There are a number of recurring tasks and data records that need to be updated regularly whilst being kept safe and secure.
In no particular order, we've compiled a list of 5 care management tools you should consider for your service, from CQC compliance to staff member rosters, these tools have you covered.
1. Clear Care Solutions
Clear Care Solutions is a software solution focused predominantly on offering a simple and secure approach to the management of children’s homes, foster care, supported accommodation for care leavers and schools for pupils with SEN.
The company has been operational for more than 13 years and boasts an impressive list of clients which include Sixteen Plus and Devon County Council. Clear Care report that they have over 200 children's homes and local authorities signed up.
They take security extremely seriously and have achieved ISO 27001 accreditation.
Pricing starts from just £100.00 per month per home.
iCare Health has three software offerings targeting the Residential care, pharmacy and home care markets.
Their software is highly customisable and can be configured to fit within the requirements of your organisation and client group. The innovative mobile point of care solution allows your care and nursing staff to focus on providing residents with quality, person-centred care, the software uses smartphone technology and enables your staff to record progress notes, daily tasks and resident well-being as they move through nursing rounds.
Their website claims to record on average 45,539 user-generated daily progress notes, they work with a number of high-profile care providers to include Mears, Mencap and Hallmark Homes.
3. Quik Plan
Quick Plan offers a versatile, cloud-based solution and allows the user to create staff rosters, manage care and finances. The software is aligned to CQC requirements.
The software offers a number of important features, like for example its simple care workers database where you can record all of your care staff information. The program also offers a rather innovative mileage and mapping feature which not only gives you a visual geographical representation of your home care appointments but also accurately calculates staff mileage and fuel reimbursement automatically.
Pricing varies though contracts are flexible with 30 day rolling contracts available.
Humanity is an easy to use cloud-based Employee Scheduling Software. The software allows care staff to interact with the head office via their own smartphones and works across Android and iOS platforms.
Staff can set their availability, request time off and securely update their contact information whilst also accepting new shifts at the click of a button.
The program claims to cut time wasted on administration drastically and even includes an automatic roster service which matches carers to clients reducing scheduling conflicts.
Built-in reports provide accurate information for payroll and client billing, as well as prepare necessary reports for regulatory agencies.
Pricing starts at just $2 per user per annum with a minimum monthly fee of $40.00 when paid annually.
iCOPS is a flexible multi-functional cloud-based software solution. Its main focus is to support health and care organisations align themselves to the regulatory requirements set by the Care Quality Commission.
Their software can be used to evaluate and improve overall performance, demonstrate compliance with various standards, identify what needs doing, who is going to do it and monitor progress.
One of its most innovative features is the software's ability to grade your organisation and provide you with a potential CQC rating. Whilst there can be no guarantee that rating an organisation against the iCOPS® criteria will result in CQC awarding the same rating on inspection, it can be assured that following the criteria will align an organisation with CQC’s requirements, as it is taken from their own material.
Pricing varies per user and we recommend contacting iCOPS for a quote.