Homecare Staff Rostering Solution
Whether you’re a local authority or private sector care provider, Staffplan from Advanced enables you to transform your scheduling, improve staff efficiency and focus on providing personalised care.
The social care system in the UK is under increasing pressure from an ageing population, limited and constrained funding, and competition with other care providers. With more and more people wishing to receive care within their own homes, the onus is on the providers to offer individualised, person-centred care at the service user’s convenience.
The expertise provided by our clinical team gives us an intimate knowledge of the challenges of the UK social care system, and we align our software development to reflect the individual needs of our customers and their clients. Our flexible solution for care worker rostering empowers users to drive efficient working practices and reduce reliance on paper-based schedules, while providing mobile support to care workers on the road. Used by over 1,000 homecare providers in the UK, it also integrates with our visit monitoring solution, helping staff back in the office keep track of visit completion through landline or mobile technology.
Rosters can appear on care workers' mobile devices in real-time, and they can add notes to records while on the move
Our staff rostering solution, for efficient, person-centred homecare.
Our solution allows you to record the preferences and needs of both your service users and your staff. This enables you to allocate the best-fit care worker for each visit at a person’s home when compiling your schedule, based on completed training, qualifications, and service user needs and preferences. People receiving care, and their families, can use portals to access information about their care, including visit times and details, ensuring service users are never left out of the loop.
Dramatic cost and time savings
Our homecare rostering solution enables you to reduce time spent on compiling the staff schedule – you can copy schedules from one week to the next, and the system will automatically direct you towards gaps needing to be filled, helping you quickly allocate shift times. The mobile element of our solution also empowers you to reduce paper, print and postage costs, by automatically delivering schedules to care workers’ own devices at the touch of a button.
An optimised visit schedule
Quickly and efficiently produce your staff roster using our smart auto-allocation tool, which takes into account staff absences, skillsets, and service user preference before populating the diary for you, helping you save time which may otherwise have been spent on reconciling individual worker’s schedules. The tool suggests care workers according to best-fit – so if a staff member can’t make it to a visit, you can see at a glance who is already carrying out visits in the local area. This helps you reduce your reliance on local agency staff, whose hourly costs are often high.
Integrated mobile working
Ensure your service users are being cared for by staff who have the most up-to-date information at their fingertips. Care workers are able to make notes and update care delivery details while away from the office directly on their mobile application, meaning there’s no need for them to travel between visits with stacks of paper-based notes. Automatic synchronising between mobile devices and the main system promotes instant data sharing, while our unique tool for mobile visit monitoring or electronic call monitoring (ECM) means you are more connected to remote workers than ever before.
John-Joe Cottam, Owner, Gardiner's Nursing and Homecare
As a growing organisation, Gardiner’s began to feel restricted by inefficient paper-based processes. Challenges with the old inefficient system included lack of real-time, accurate recording of information. Additionally, information received on service user contact time and care worker attendance could be subject to delays. The implementation of our Staffplan solution was able to transform the way Gardiner’s delivered care, from the competitive edge gained by allowing service users access to care portals, to a reduction in the amount of time spent on manual processes at the expense of care delivery.
We’re focused on understanding the social care sector and delivering leading IT solutions and services to our customers. We work closely with our team of clinical leads, who all have hands-on experience using our software in their particular fields. Our software development is informed by their experiences with service users, legislation and their rich clinical knowledge.
We’re at the forefront of the social care sector, and our solutions are trusted by over 1,000 care providers in the UK. Our solutions are used daily to help organisations plan, deliver and manage high quality care.
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