Posted on November 25, 2014

Domiciliary home care electronic recording system launched in Nottinghamshire

It has been revealed that care workers in the domiciliary home care sector in Nottinghamshire will now be using a new electronic recording system. The aim of the new system is to improve the standards of care being offered within the county. The care workers can make a freephone call to the system using the landline located within the client's home at both the start and the end of their visit, which will allow better monitoring of visits and make sure that carers are where they should be at the time they should be. The care provider will be alerted if the carer does not arrive at the client's house within 30 minutes of the set visit time, which will allow a replacement carer to be put in place if needed. Until now the care services have been using battery-powered monitoring devices; however, these are now becoming obsolete and are not as reliable as the new system. The care clients have been told about the new system and are aware that they will not be charged for these calls. For homes without a landline, an electronic device will be installed in the client's home and the care worker will be able to use their own mobile phone to make the call. Muriel Weisz, a councillor and the chairman of the adult social care and health committee, stated that the new system would be more cost effective than the old one.
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