Care home software provider Log my Care has launched a premium module called Log my Care – Pro.
This is the first optional premium module for its free care planning software designed to help care homes streamline their record keeping.
Through Log my Care, carers can record care notes as they go on any smartphone. Care managers can see an overview of all care work and access all records on a laptop or desktop computer. The new premium module introduces a number of new features including Offline Mode, Instant Notifications, Policies & Procedures storage and a Handover Function.
Offline mode has been designed to enable carers to keep logging care records on the Log my Care app on smartphones, even if Wi-Fi has a weak signal or the internet connection is intermittent. Devices will be able to continue to work offline for up to 24 hours. Once the connection resumes, they will then synchronise back with the Care Office and log all the information recorded.
The new Instant notifications function will send alerts to the main care office as soon as a carer records an incident. This means the manager on shift is notified straight away, no matter where the incident takes place.
Through the Handover Function, Log my Care will group together handover information ready for carers starting the next shift. As an additional benefit, Pro users will now also be able to store documents online related to standard policies and procedures; for example fire, RIDDOR, Data Protection, Impact Assessments, Dress codes, and CQC notifications.
The core system of Log my Care is free for all users. Providers can upgrade to the Pro module through the website or app, and Log my Care are offering a free month trial for all users without the need to add payment or credit card details. Care providers will then pay £20 plus VAT per home per month, or can continue to use the basic version for no cost.
Reece Welch, Registered Manager at Elizabeth Court Rest Home in East Sussex, worked with the Log my Care team to trial the new version.
“Since making the shift from paper to electronic care notes our daily routine has been impacted massively, saving time and increasing accuracy of notes, as well as being able to have an overview of the care as it happens on the dashboard,” he says. “The Log my Care Team have been excellent in responding to feedback so the Pro version has made this even simpler, with additional features making recording a breeze and offline mode meaning notes can be taken anywhere.”
Sam Hussain, founder of Log my Care, says the company wanted to build a system that makes care planning and recording easy and that can be used by anyone. “Technology can really help us, but it can also be frustrating when Wi-Fi suddenly drops. It was really important to us to make a system that offers continuity for care staff, and also enables carers to benefit from technology even if the home they work at is in a location with poor signal,” he says.