How going paperless in your domiciliary care agency could help you improve your CQC rating.
If you’re thinking about making the switch to paperless, you’re probably wondering how your new system will align with the CQC standards in care, and if you’ll be rated differently.
CQC ratings are based on the way in which your care agency fits their KLOEs (key lines of enquiry). The expected CQC standards in home-care are based on whether your home care agency is; safe, effective, responsive, caring and well-led. Within these five key categories, you’ll be rated on a number of different factors - for example, “How does the provider ensure the proper and safe use of medicines?”.
Birdie has been designed with CQC standards in mind - so that not only will you continue to hit the required standards, our system makes it easy to see where you can improve, and reduces your risks, so you’ll be more likely to achieve an improved CQC rating.
To understand how Birdie can help you ace your audits and improve your CQC rating, we’ve broken down the questions that your CQC inspector will rate you on when it comes to audit - and aligned each with the digital features within Birdie.
See a complete record for every medication administered and get an alert if they're missed.
Instant alerts keep you in control
Outcome logs show you medication at a glance
Birdie uses the approved NHS dictionary of medicines and devices (dm+d).
Create a task plan that aligns to your client’s needs and makes it easy for every carer to complete.
Make changes in real-time
Know exactly what’s happening during every visit
Everything is logged and tracked, so when it comes to sharing evidence, it’s all there
Build a comprehensive care plan that can be updated and shared instantly based on your client’s changing needs.
Add real, human commentary and insights
Build a person-centred profile
Record personal preferences, needs and goals, medication history and risk areas
Get instant updates so you can quickly resolve concerns or issues.
Quickly respond to problems or concern with instant alerts
Upload additional supporting documents
Respond to changing needs with home sensors and fall detectors
One of our partner agencies, Elite Care, were awarded an ‘Outstanding” rating in responsiveness thanks to Birdie. Read their story here.
With more information at your fingertips, you can continuously adapt and improve your care.
Offer peace of mind to families with the Family App
Care Auditing means you can make instant changes so you're always providing the right level of care
See where you need to improve with the Birdie Q Score
Book a free demo today and we'll show you how Birdie could help improve your CQC rating.
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Got a CQC inspection coming up? Why not check out our top tips for getting prepped? Read the blog, here.
Want to find out more about CQC inspections? Check out our blog roundup of a talk held by Deanna Westwood, Head of CQC Inspections, held earlier this year. She talks about CQC's 2021 digital strategy and how they're evolving the ESF framework in the wake of COVID-19. Or if you're looking to capture evidence that proves your business is outstanding, get some top tips here, or find out how to improve your rating, here
You might also be interested in our on-demand webinar which focuses on improving your CQC score with care management software like Birdie.
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