Date: June 2017
Investment in an electronic records system provided the facility for the registered manager and the registered provider to have greater oversight and scrutiny of day to day care delivery, even remotely when not on site. This enabled the registered manager and provider to check at any time of day or night, the support provided to people, the administration of their medicines, food and fluid intake, personal care routines supported and activities participated in. This provided them with greater assurance that all aspects of the service were meeting requirements consistently and systems in place were being carried out as per their own policies and procedures.
The new electronic system enabled the provider and registered manager to scrutinise how many people were participating in what types of activity on any given day; they could identify where there were gaps in available activities or where particular individuals were at risk of becoming isolated through non participation and could take action to address this.