How to get started with electronic care plans in your care home. A little guide on how to get started with Log my Care
So, you're new to the Log my Care community huh? Want to know the best ways you can make the most of the system and get your care home up and running in a jiffy? Well, this guide is for you. We'll run you through the easiest way to get started with electronic care plans. We'll take you through everything from adding your first residents and carers and how to assign 'To-Dos'.
In a matter of minutes you'll be up and running and within an hour you'll be a master - trust us 😄
Add your carers
Firstly, you'll need to set up all of your carers. This is simple and involves logging into the 'Care Office' heading over to the Staff section on the top menu and hitting the big green create button you can see in the image below.
They will then get sent an email with instructions on how they can then get started and use the 'Carer App' on their smartphones
Add your residents
Add your residents by selecting Residents from the top menu and clicking on the big green button again as shown in the image below.
Make sure you add as much information as you can, this will help your carers and is especially effective in ensuring that any agency or temporary staff you might have, get up to speed with how your residents like to be cared for as soon as possible.
Once you've created your residents you can then upload their care plans and other documentation as needed. This area can act as storage for all types of files relating to your residents' documentation (a great way to reduce the filing requirements in your care office!)
Set up their care tasks
You can now begin to add your residents' care tasks and their 'To-dos' for your carers. This can be anything from personal care and hygiene to domestic services like cleaning the sheets. Don't forget to set the right level of reoccurrence, this will save you time in the future from having to reallocate basic daily tasks that need completing every day for your residents that don't change.
Don't forget the tasks for the whole home like cleaning
Now you're happy with the care tasks for your residents, you can set up the tasks for the whole home. This is usually something like cleaning floors and the tea round. You can assign these to individual carers or to multiple individuals if the task takes more than one person.
So, what's next?
Sit back and watch everyone's 'To-Do's' be ticked off in real-time. You'll see a steady stream of information in the Logs section.
And that's it! Time to put the kettle on and get around to those little jobs you used to not have the time for. If you need more information you can always email our support team or use our live chat system (the little pink icon to the right of your screen) and one of us will be back in touch in a jiffy.