There has been a shift in Canada and around the world on how we manage our Long-Term Care (LTC) facilities. The number of people requiring LTC services is growing exponentially with the aging of the baby boomer generation, putting incalculable stress on existing healthcare infrastructure.
MED e-care strives to assist LTC facilities to better manage their resources in order to maintain the highest standard of care and reduce risk relative to rising occupancy rates. Within LTC, treatment is focused on residents who require assistance with activities of daily living as well as 24/7 nurse supervision. Our applications are designed to minimize care-staffs' time documenting so that they have the opportunity to better assist their residents.
Care Homes are for people needing assistance with daily living tasks such as washing, dressing, bathing and mobility for examples. They provide personal care in much the same way as a caring relative would at home. The local doctor and district nurse provide healthcare as if the residents were in their own home.
Care homes with Nursing or as they are more popularly known, nursing homes, look after the more dependent person who may be immobile or unable to eat without help. They often provide convalescent care after hospital treatment. As their name implies, nursing homes are staffed by a mix of qualified nurses and nursing auxiliaries. Dual registered homes are registered both as nursing homes and Care Homes.
Specialist Homes are registered either as nursing homes or Care Homes and this is determined by the level of care that is required. Apart from the elderly and infirm they also provide care for people of all ages from adults to babies. These homes are often equipped with special facilities for people with particular needs whose requirements cover a whole spectrum of physical and mental disabilities. Examples include: learning difficulties, Alzheimer’s, dementia, physical disablement, sight impairment, eating disorders and brain injuries.