The largest nonprofit provider of senior-living services in Western Pennsylvania – Presbyterian SeniorCare – is doing what many senior care providers are doing these days: shifting focus from long-term, institutionalized care to community-based or in-home care. An official for the organization remarked that ‘years of experiencing deficits among some of its entities’ prompted the change.
“I think it’s really looking at how we can maximize the quality of life and provide quality care in the most cost-effective manner,” comments Paul Winkler, president and chief executive officer of Presbyterian SeniorCare in Oakmont.
Home Care Continues to Increase in Popularity
In addition to financial struggles, many senior care providers are seeing fewer residents in their independent living facilities. This trend will likely continue, as 90 percent of seniors prefer to “age in place” in their own homes. No doubt other states will follow Pennsylvania’s example and start focusing more on home care and the advantages of homecare software.
Unlike a trustworthy homecare system that relegates proper care, long-term care facilities cannot offer this level of transparency. As a result, more families are choosing home care.
Homecare Software Revolutionizing the Home Care Industry
An innovative homecare system, such as ClearCare, meets the key objectives of today’s home care providers by offering reliable point-of-care homecare software that can be tailored to the needs of each patient. Caregivers can easily enter and complete patient assessments, care plans, daily notes and concerns. This information is securely stored in ClearCare’s web-based homecare system – eliminating the need for flimsy paper care journals.
The comprehensive homecare system ClearCare has designed allows agencies to track patients through their entire period of care, and gives families the opportunity to do so as well. ClearCare’s integrated homecare software lets family members see what goes on at their loved ones home in real-time. Benefits also include:
• Enhanced communication between care team and family members
• Improved patient care outcomes and satisfaction
• Consistent scheduling and reliable back-up care
• Sophisticated system to ensure caregivers are actually at the patient’s home
With advantages like this, it’s no wonder more agencies are offering a homecare system and homecare software. And with features equally beneficial to families, ClearCare will certainly continue to build its exceptional reputation as well.