It goes without saying that the primary goal of any care home is to provide quality health care services to its residents. And one of the steps to achieve this goal is to provide person-centred care. Person-centred care puts more focus on involving the residents and their family in several decision-making stages associated with their care plan. Here, we have shared some tips to include person-centred care in your care home’s plan:
- Plan different activities
One of the ways to provide person-centred care in your care home is to plan different types of activities. Participating in various care home activities such as games, gardening and baking – can help the residents develop a sense of belonging which helps them fight the feeling of loneliness and isolation. Another big benefit of scheduling care home activities is that they help the residents stay physically fit which, in turn, have a positive effect on their overall wellbeing.
Often, it can be challenging for the care home staff to plan meaningful and relevant care home activities, given the workload they have. One effective solution to manage your care staff’s workload and help them take out time for planning care activities is to remove the manual hassles. One particular where you can reduce manual work is the paperwork associated with medication administration. You can replace conventional MAR sheets with eMAR (electronic medication administration record) chart. Electronic MAR helps care staff improve their efficiency by eliminating the paper-related hassles associated with MAR sheets. The software streamlines medication administration and helps the care home staff manage their time in an effective way.You can check how care homes in the UK have benefitted from eMAR.
2) Maintain dignity
Steps such as letting the residents choose their clothes, addressing them properly, and handling situations such as dressing/undressing them with tact – help the care home residents develop a sense of independence and confidence.
3) Taking note of the individual preferences of the residents
Not every care home resident has the same preferences in terms of food and social activities. The care staff should take note of the individual preferences of the residents.
Person-centred care helps create a nurturing and stimulating environment for the care home residents. With fun and rejuvenating therapeutic activities, the care home staff can help the residents to be more physically active and mentally stimulated.