The simplest way to get your care home up and running with a care system
Log my Care is the is the easiest way to get your residential care home up and running with electronic care planning. Our new care system has been designed by carers for carers and has been specifically designed to overcome the challenging amounts of administration and paperwork involved in delivering residential care.
“We saw first-hand what a burden paperwork still is for care homes and set out to build a system that makes care planning and recording so simple it can be used by anyone” Sam Hussain, Log my Care Founder
We’ve designed the care system to tackle problems involved in planning and delivery by splitting our approach into two different parts. The first is a nifty smartphone app, this is what your carers use to record at the point of care. It shows their daily to-do list, letting them know what they need to do and when. We’ve made sure it supports better care delivery with features like a second signature for two-person activities and helps improve care by notifying your carers if any of their tasks are overdue.
During our research, we found that many frontline carers were uneasy about using new tech. Because of this, we made sure to build everything the carers use to be as simple as we could make it. This meant we’ve enabled care homes to use existing hardware (like carers own mobiles) and help to minimise any disruption to their patterns of work.
‘The Carer App’ that your carers use, creates care notes in the quickest possible way we could devise. All they need to do is tap a series of icons and answer a few intuitive questions at point of care. In the background Log my Care then compiles all the information and provides the resident with a full care record. This saves a huge amount of time and helps to overcome limitations with English and grammar in care recording, which the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has been known to raise during inspections.
“The Carer App makes my job so much easier, I don’t have to stay behind after my shift any more to catch up” Lucy, Carer
The second aspect we’ve developed is ‘The Care Office’. This is the web-based portal we created to give Managers and Owners the simplest way of coordinating care delivery across the whole home. It means you can set care standards, automatically have an audit-trail and reduces your repetitive administration tasks. This frees up your time for more important activities. It also gives you a complete view of how your carers are performing and helps to give evidence for future care interventions for residents.
“It’s been really great moving from paper to Log my Care, I can see from my computer what’s happened today and what I need to chase” Jill, Manager
With the UK care sector under severe financial pressures, we’ve taken the decision to make the core care system completely free. This coupled with clever features like 2-factor authentication, means you don’t need to spend large amounts on hardware and can use any smartphone (Android or iOS). This saves costs from the outset.
“There’s been such a squeeze on the financials recently that we actually moved back to paper from another care system, whose monthly costs weren’t actually covering themselves. With Log my Care we’ve been able to use existing mobiles and integrate into our processes without any outlay, this is incredible and has saved us costs on paper, storage and hardware” Nigel, Care Home Owner
Most care systems on the market claim to save frontline care staff time. However, in our first homes, we’ve had reported time savings of up to 2 hours per staff member each day. This is huge, however unsurprising. As after working in the industry for a number of years, we saw that no one had made a care management system designed to cater for the different day to day requirements of carers, care managers and care home owners.
You can get Log my Care up and running in your care home in a matter of minutes. To find out more and use the care system for free, then head on over to our Get Started page.