Additionally, any deviations observed whilst carrying out normal care tasks are recorded in the Forms function. For example, if a staff member observes anything unusual to do with behaviour, medication, food or fluid intake, falls, skin texture to state a few examples – anything untowardly that is observed is immediately recorded. This creates a clear and transparent system where patterns may be picked up very early on and preventive measures may be put in place to provide better care tomorrow.
Staffing is also an important aspect of providing safe care. Whilst it is important to have enough staff on duty to ensure that residents needs are met, it is equally important to ensure that the staff on duty are optimally utilised and systems are put in place that ensures that qualified staff are using their time in delivering care suitable to their competencies and skills. Sekoia carries out this function in a smart and effective way by ensuring that the right staff are made aware of where their help is required and do not need prompting for their next care task.