We all know how valuable time is. We also know how important and frustrating it is to waste it! It is a key component when it comes to providing safe & quality care for our residents.
Within this article, we demonstrate how to unlock time and the subsequent benefits of saving time, including providing improved & safer wellbeing for residents, reducing staff pressure whilst improving their job satisfaction.
These benefits are quantified and based on the data received from our customers:
We’ve been delighted with the feedback received from our customers during the pandemic in regards to the benefits Ally’s resident acoustic monitoring in their homes. A previous article referenced us an interview about the impact of using Ally by Friends of the Elderly’s Chief Executive, Steve Allen, which was greatly appreciated!
The ability to monitor remotely day and night is a huge benefit to our teams who are under additional pressure due to COVID-19. The Ally system is a solid asset that helps them to continue to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our residents.
Care is Safer & More Person-Centered Without Regular Night-Time Checks
Depending on the resident’s needs, many providers carry out regular checks every 1 or 2 hours, throughout the night. Homes that spend time working on regular checks unintentionally tend to reduce their focus on tasks that are more important to resident safety, wellbeing and home management, as well as often disrupt peacefully sleeping residents.
“Acoustic monitoring enabled staff to respond more promptly and appropriately to peoples support needs during the night.” CQC
Ally is proven to improve the safety and responsiveness of care and save 40% of staff time during the night by enabling homes to remove regular checks. Instead, staff are proactively alerted to those who actually need assistance, rather than disturbing sleeping residents.
Read NHS Digital research on the outcomes from Ally that for an average 40-bed home doing 2-hourly checks, staff using Ally will on average only do 40 checks per night rather than up to 200.
What Have Our Customers Done With The Time They Saved?
Carers who have more time, spend it with those residents who may be restless, awake or calling for help. For residents in distress, these carers can reduce their anxiety in their rooms or take them into the living area if needed.
With Ally, night-time staff are under less pressure and feel like they improve the quality of care they provide for their residents. Additionally, the more time they have means that care plan management is more complete and therefore improves the quality of handover to the day staff.
Home Managers report that night-time staff now have the time to complete tasks such as cleaning, tidying and washing. This has the knock-on effect to increase the amount of time that day-staff have to interact with residents; again improving the quality of life for their residents.
Staff report stress levels are reduced and overall their job satisfaction is vastly improved.
More Time Improves Staff Happiness and Care Outcomes
Homes saving time with Ally see improved care outcomes for their residents as they are disturbed less when sleeping peacefully; they see a 55% reduction in falls and overall improvements in resident wellbeing, including 20% fewer hospital admissions.
“Simply, my care team now has much more time to care for residents that need it.
Ultimately Ally has been hugely positive for my night staff who are all now so much happier and more engaged.
They are under less pressure and have more time to focus on caring. But they also feel like they are a more integral part of the care team since they can now proactively hand over detailed information on each resident’s wellbeing to day-staff and play an active role in care planning.”
Book a meeting to discuss how Ally can give you back 40% of your time during the night, improved care outcomes and improve your staff satisfaction.