A perfect storm is on the horizon. An ageing population, driven by the baby boomer generation – the 5.5 million people born between 1946 and 1965 – is about to put unprecedented pressures on Australia’s already overburdened health and aged care system.
There is a clear imperative to drive the uptake of technology in the health and aged care sector to ensure care providers can effectively manage spiralling financial costs, increasingly limited resources and other market challenges of the future.
In 2008, management at Maroba Lodge realised that the organisation’s existing electronic resident management software would no longer support the changes that had been made to government funding and expenditure. Maroba Lodge has since switched to a technology-based management system that has provided care staff with quick and easy access to clinical information, which has resulted in improved health outcomes for all residents.
The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus provides care to 1500 residents who, on average, take nine medications per day. This equates to 4,927,500 medications administered annually. Managing this volume using a manual, paper-based process was tedious and risky, with reduced visibility across medication management practices as well as increased risk of non-compliance. Find out how The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus leveraged technology advancements to overcome these challenges.
Since July last year, over 85,000 Australians have registered for their own personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR). As the uptake of the PCEHR system gains momentum, we’ve created a simple checklist to help aged care providers prepare.
Twilight Aged Care’s goals when enlisting the help of iCareHealth was to manage critical resident data from initial enquiry to entry into care, as well as key financial information. iCareHealth’s Clinical, Care and Medication Management software, combined with Epicor Senior Living Solution has enabled Twilight Aged Care to create a series of administrative tools to easily manage and control resident care, drive greater efficiencies throughout the organisation, while giving staff more time to dedicate to resident care.
Care staff at Christadelphian Aged Care have discovered that with iCareHealth, care plan administration doesn’t need to be a long and tedious task. Christadelphian Aged Care staff now complete clear, concise care plans in just one hour, compared to the three hours it would take prior to implementing iCareHealth’s Clinical and Care Management software.
Embleton Care was seeking a complete, electronic system to help their care staff save time and provide enhanced, resident-centric care. After implementing iCareHealth’s integrated Clinical, Care and Medication Management software, Embleton Care has achieved great results for the organisation, staff and residents.
With the help of iCareHealth, UnitingCare Ageing successfully completed the largest the software implementation ever taken by an Australian aged care provider, both on time and on budget. The complete clinical and care management solution has allowed UnitingCare Ageing to centralise information across the organisation, while providing care staff with more time to provide resident-centric care.