Night checks in more detail

A simple way to prove your night care checks are being done

Nightly checks are an important way of proving that you provide a complete care service. They help protect both the management team and the carer from any spurious claims of neglect or abuse.

But how do you prove that overnight checks have taken place?

easyLog has an easy-to-use option, NFC-Log, that gives care homes and other service providers certainty that night time care is being delivered to the highest standard.

Low cost yet effective

NFC-Log is a simple and inexpensive wireless internet or SIM-based handheld for providing a reliable record that residential night checks and supported-living calls have been performed.

Each room or visit location is allocated a small tag in the form of a sticker, which can be either attached to a suitable point in the room or secured in a folder or other documentation. The device contains a unique number and this is used by the software application to identify the location.

On entering the room and touching the NFC-Log handheld device against the room identifier, the carer is presented with a screen confirming the service user’s identity and key health information. The unit can then be used to prompt the carer to record various details about their night check and the care given – found awake, found asleep, escorted to toilet, and so on. These prompts and responses are user definable and, if appropriate, can also automatically create follow-up actions highlighted to the management team on a PC or by email – all online and instantly.

As NFC-Log can be operated with a SIM card to provide and return data, it is also ideal for those home care providers – presenting the carer with the latest information online.

NFC-Log: night checks plus much more

Your e-Log or care-Log software produces summary and detailed reports for each member of staff, an individual location or multiple monitoring points within an entire site. These show the time and duration of each visit, so you can prove required night time attendance or home care is being provided. Exception reporting identifies where visits have been overlooked to enable preventative action.

Further reports include total and average attendance times across any period by site and employee. An expected or budgeted period of carer attendance can be defined for any location and reports highlight comparisons against this.