Developing and maintaining an agile workforce is key in delivering high-quality care with positive outcomes at care homes across the UK. However, recruiting and retaining skilled care workers is becoming increasingly difficult. Over here we discuss how eMAR (electronic medication administration system) can help care home managers motivate and organize the workforce –
1.Reducing paperwork burden – Care workers love caring for people; they are driven by a desire to improve the overall well-being of the residents. But when there’s a feeling that the time they spend caring is diminishing, they feel that their job is losing its meaning. If your care home staff is regularly complaining about spending most of their time doing paperwork and admin related activities, it’s important that you start looking at different technology solutions to automate processes. For instance, with eMAR you can automate the medication management in your care home and help your staff complete tasks in a short period of time with greater accuracy and safety. With the help of eMAR, your team doesn’t have to spend time checking every MAR sheet every day manually, also with records being digitized the staff doesn’t have to worry about illegible notes and missed signatures. To know how eMAR is helping care homes in the UK to streamline and accelerate medication management processes, book a demo today.
2.Continuous learning culture: It’s important to create a learning culture where care workers are encouraged to learn from those who are senior and have more experience than them. Make it an engaging experience where the caregivers can ask questions, seek help, or get advice. E-learning is becoming an increasingly popular type of training because of its engaging nature. With interactive features, such as videos, infographics, and online discussions your care staff remains engaged throughout the course. When you automate your medication management process with eMAR, you free up your most experienced care workers’ time to focus on training the new members. Instead of checking MAR Sheets every day, or even every round, the senior care staff of your home can help the new caregivers tackle the challenges of their role. Such training is important in shaping a viable career for relatively new caregivers.
3.Career development: Automation is impacting different aspects of healthcare and caregiving is no exception. If you are still using paper-based MAR sheets in your care home, you in many ways are not helping the carers learn the new-age skills they need to climb the career ladder. Because let’s face it – in today’s world where the impact of technology can be seen everywhere, your care staff can’t miss out on software solutions that are specifically designed to automate the entire medication management and administration process. We can train your care staff remotely on our system in 10 minutes, and remote manager training will take only 1 hour. Know more details about eMAR here