Jun 27, 2024

The importance of care services working together as a team

Better care through collaboration

Professionals must collaborate to ensure that individuals using care services receive the best care and support. Collaboration is vital for delivering comprehensive and effective care tailored to each individual's diverse needs.

Working within a multidisciplinary team (MDT) of professionals is essential for care homes and involves various services, agencies, and professional teams working together from different disciplines, each providing a specific service to residents.

Although care home staff have extensive experience and expertise in caring for older adults, individuals living with dementia, and those in palliative and end-of-life care, there should be clear pathways to access and obtain support from specialist services. Additionally, a proactive system should be in place to review individuals with the most complex healthcare needs.

 

Specialist services may include registered nurses who provide round-the-clock care, dentists who attend to dental needs, doctors who oversee medical care, physiotherapists who aid in physical rehabilitation, out-of-hours services for emergencies, dietitians who plan nutritious meals, and numerous other specialists who contribute to the overall wellness of the residents.

Without effective teamwork, care becomes disjointed, and people don't receive the good level of service they deserve. Collaborating also enables the integration of essential skills and experiences required to support residents. This teamwork can result in improved coordination of services, better communication, and ultimately, better outcomes for the individuals receiving care. 

Person Centred Software also works hard to bring organisations closer together, collaborating with a wide range of partners to develop innovative solutions tailored to care providers' specific needs.

Over the past decade, we've been working hard to bring organisations closer together, improving the delivery of health and social care services through interoperability and the sharing of data.

We've also collaborated with various partners to develop a care ecosystem, providing care organisations with greater flexibility to meet the needs of residents more effectively. Our Connected Care Platform offers a wide selection of best-in-class partners, covering the full spectrum of care management through integrated solutions that help drive outstanding care and improve the lives of those receiving care and those working in the sector.

Our Oomph wellbeing and activities platform, designed to enhance the quality of life for those living and working in care, is another great example of collaboration. This streaming service hosts ready-to-deliver content in a range of formats from an array of partners we work with, including live sessions with singers, dancers and relaxation specialists.

 

The platform, created specifically for the social care sector by experts in wellbeing, mental health, dementia, and nutrition, also provides activity packs for residents, support materials for staff, reminisce newspapers specially designed for older adults and people living with dementia, themed calendars, Oomph TV, which includes live exercise classes, activity sessions, and videos from expert partners, and even a worldwide radio platform with over 110,000 Radio Stations (FM, AM and Internet) stations and podcasts from 130 countries, giving residents the freedom and opportunity to tune into the stations that they love. This platform doesn't just boost the physical and emotional health of those living in care but also enables staff to save around 8-10 hours per week, which they can use to spend quality time with those they support.

Our Oomph wellbeing and activities platform is the result of strong partnerships with experts in various fields. We have activities from content partners such as dementia care specialists like Mindful Care Training and Consultancy ; exercise specialists like Fit For Good, who are particularly aware of issues relating to senior fitness; Yoga and Tai Chi specialists like Sensory Alliance; and many more!

This collaborative effort is essential when creating engaging and beneficial content for both care providers and residents. It also ensures that the platform offers a wide range of high-quality resources to support the wellbeing and activities of everyone involved.

Book a consultation to learn more about our Oomph! Wellbeing and Activities Platform and its wide range of activities. 

 
June 27, 2024

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