Electronic Care Planning System

One of the business objectives set for 2020 is the implementation of a electronic care plan, with the additional issues COVID-19 has brought has resulted in the project being suspended for 6 months, however we are pleased to state we are in the early days of implementation. We are hoping to go fully Live in early 2021.

The benefits of such systems is instant access to vital information for our staff, a minute by minute review of actions conducted, less time for our staff to fill informs which mean more time to care and a better impact on the environment.

Electronic Care Planning

We are now in the process of scheduling staff training for the new electronic care planning system. We are planning for the training to take place mid October.

Once all staff has received training, we will start to transfer all of our residents files from paper based to electronic based records. As you can imagine, this will be a lengthy process and we envisage that we will be fully electronic based by the end of 2020.

Natalie Ward, Winner of Care Home Manager of the Year (West Midlands)

It goes without saying the national Covid-19 outbreak has caused great concern for the care industry and this is where the industry needs strong leadership, problem solving skills and most importantly bravery. However, it is just as important that you have compassion and an ability to create a feeling of calm, especially when there is anxiety, which is common amongst staff. We like many homes have witnessed a major reduction in staff availability and still are at a time of writing this due to self isolation and understandably fear.

Disability Confident

Through Disability Confident, we are working to ensure that disabled people and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

I am pleased to confirm our registration and meeting level 1 (one), of which there are three which sets out the following commitments.

June 2020 Update

As you will no doubt have seen, the government has recently announced that some lockdown measures, related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, are starting to be eased. After more than two months of restrictions, this is a move that we are encouraged by with measured optimism. Therefore, we wanted to let you know how these moves will impact the processes and restrictions that we currently have in place in our home.

Latest Guidance of Visiting a Loved One at Bryden House

Please find latest guidance of visit to loved one at Bryden House as published 13th May by the NHS

Clinical guide for supporting compassionate visiting arrangements for those receiving care at the end of life

Visiting people at the end of life in care homes

Whilst care homes should limit unnecessary visits, when somebody is dying, it is important that their loved ones are able to visit the person.