Provider partners adopt new residents’ records package
Caring Times, December 2017
Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare, leading providers of residential, assisted living, nursing and dementia care services in the UK, are launching CareConnect, a secure electronic health record system which tracks and centralises personalised care plans. This will ensure that residents continue to receive the very best care and support, according to their personal preferences and care needs.
CareConnect, which will be rolled out to all Sunrise UK communities and Gracewell homes, over the course of the year, starting this October, electronically tracks the care being delivered to each resident, with care teams inputting real-time updates and having access to individual resident profiles. Using the privacy-protected, touchscreen kiosks available in the communities and homes, the team members will have immediate access to the information they need to continue to deliver high-quality, tailored care to every resident.
The advanced software can record many distinct aspects of a resident’s life, from securely tracking daily medication and monitoring changes to health conditions, to recording residents’ personal preferences, including reminders of a favourite dessert or an activity which they enjoy. The system provides a brilliant opportunity for carers to ensure care programmes are maximised, and that residents are leading fulfilling, engaged and enriched lives.
CareConnect, which can only be accessed by authorised members of the care team when at the communities and homes, and allows the care being delivered to be adjusted accordingly so that residents get the very best support they require.
The device is already being used by Sunrise in the US, and the launch of CareConnect in the UK is set to further enhance the communication and coordination across care teams to deliver personalised care for residents.
Jo Balmer, Senior Director of Care and Quality at Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare, said:
“Both brands have always championed person-centred, tailored care, and we are therefore so delighted to be launching CareConnect in the UK which will give our dedicated care teams the brilliant opportunity to further maximise the support and levels of care delivered to residents.”