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Mar 27, 2024

How our care management system matches staff and resident interests

Helping to improve people's experiences of social care 

Building and maintaining relationships is crucial for our overall wellbeing. It not only has positive effects on our mental health but also our physical health. 


According to the Mental Health Foundation, a UK charity working to promote good mental health and improve the lives of people affected by mental health problems (and home of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek), individuals who are more socially connected to family, friends, or their community are happier, physically healthier, and live longer, with fewer mental health problems than people who are less well connected. 

According to Age UK, the leading charity for older people, 1.4 million older adults in the UK are often lonely. Loneliness is a significant issue that is now widely recognised in society today.

A healthy social life is essential for residents in care homes. Good and healthy friendships can increase happiness, reduce stress, and provide a range of potential health benefits, such as improved moods and better cardiovascular health. Moreover, they can help residents experience less loneliness, leading to increased self-confidence and self-worth. A better sense of belonging and purpose can motivate residents to take on more responsibility or positive risks.


Apart from visits from friends and family and interactions with other residents, developing professional relationships with care workers can have a significant positive impact. 

It's important to note that residents under your care may not have anyone else, which makes you (the carer) their primary source of social interaction. 

Having a strong, positive relationship with a care home resident helps to enhance the level of care you provide and once residents establish trust with their care workers, they feel safer, more secure, and more open to expressing themselves, which can help you get to know them better.


How does mCare, the UK's leading care management system, help build relationships with care home residents?

mCare, the UK's leading care management system (digital social care record system), is not only helping to revolutionise care organisations digitally and giving carers more time to spend with residents doing what they enjoy, but it also helps match staff and resident interests.


mCare's 'Matching Staff and Resident Interests' feature helps care organisations identify staff and residents with similar interests, improving the residents' experiences of social care

When carers and residents share similar interests, it helps to bring them closer together and build better friendships. This also creates meaningful and engaging conversations for both the carer and the resident.


Furthermore, it gives care staff a better understanding of who they are caring for, empowering them to provide more personalised and effective care tailored to each individual's specific requirements.


As mentioned above, it's important to remember that some care home residents may not have family or friends. Therefore, it's crucial that they feel like they have meaningful and important relationships with their carers.

It's not just about making residents feel taken care of, but also making them feel cared about.


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March 27, 2024

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