Outcome focused care is described by Iriss.org as “...putting the person at the centre, identifying what is important in their life, ensuring that everyone is working together to achieve the same purpose of maximising the person's independence and quality of life.”
Outcome-based care is important for a number of reasons, but ultimately the person receiving care is happier as their overall well-being is being placed at the core of their care. Putting outcomes at the forefront is a small change that can have huge benefits that will not only be evident in the short term but also help secure the future success of caring for residents.
Everyone who has been assessed as eligible for a place in a care home must have a care plan. Whilst this is usually led by a senior member of the care team, it is important that it is developed in partnership with the resident, their loved ones, their carer/s nd thelocal authority if necessary.
The care plan should also set out how the person’s wellbeing will be promoted and their assessed needs met within the care home. Creating a person-centred care plan that is focused on the outcome ensures the care that is delivered by all parties is of a high quality and can help improve a residents health and wellbeing.
It’s important that outcome is at the heart of care. This helps all those involved to keep sight of where it is they are trying to get to or what they are trying to do. Benefits of outcome focused care include:
Being able to view care delivery in real time means that those looking after the resident, along with family and the resident themselves can see the progress that is being made.
Management and care staff are able to easily identify strengths and weaknesses when caring for residents. Knowing where to invest time, identifying the exact care to deliver, and taking control of issues before they arise can ensure that everything is being handled in the most effective manner and residents are continually receiving the care they need.
This type of care ensures residents and their families are able to make more informed care decisions together. Plans for residents can be developed based on their specific needs with their input setting goals and reviewing treatment outcomes. Residents, their loved ones and the care team are able to work together as one to achieve the same goal.
Outcome Focused Care makes a clear distinction between accountability to all involved, to improve quality of life for residents. Working towards a shared goal and having an understanding of the desired end goal, allows for improvements with internal planning and care execution by all staff involved within the care plan.
Showing flexibility, communication and commitment to our residents and their needs allows us to not only build a strong relationship with them but enables our residents to feel more empowered and in-control of their care arrangement. We support and encourage all clients to be as independent as possible and live fulfilled lives within comfort of their own home.
A plan that focuses on the desired outcome allows for a shared understanding of needs, like, dislikes and preferences which allows the resident to have greater control of their care.
Outcome Focused Care prioritises dignity by supporting the self-respect of the resident, recognising their capacities and ambitions, and does nothing to undermine it. It also includes respect for their abilities, who they are and the life they've lived.
An outcome focused approach to care places emphasis on promoting wellbeing, encouraging and supporting independence. Residents are presented with an activities programme that offers opportunities to learn new things, continue hobbies and meet new people.
Here at Springvale Care Home, we value resident’s wants and needs while striving to build upon their unique strengths and abilities. When residents feel heard and fully supported to do things they want to do and be as independent as they possibly can, we are more likely to see an improvement in overall health and wellbeing.
Each of our residents at Springvale Care Home is assigned a key nurse to provide them with high quality care and support. This key nurse provides a familiar face for our residents and their family to liaise with and helps answer any questions or concerns they may have. They are also responsible for ensuring that all parties involved in a persons care, understands and shares the same goal.
With our incredibly diverse range of facilities and care options, we are proud to be able to deliver the highest level of care and assistance to each of our residents. We seek to build deep, long-lasting connections with our residents and their loved ones so that no matter what they are going through, there is always a safe space here at our nursing home in Lennoxtown.
Our first-class facilities helps create a rich and diverse lifestyle for each of our residents. Whether it's making use of the many facilities we have to offer such as our in house Cinema, Private Secure Gardens and Hair and Beauty Salon, or participating in our arts and Crafts and other activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Our extensive and accessible activities programmes creates a safe environment where residents are able to continue hobbies, start new ones and develop relationships with the people around them.
If you would like to find out more information regarding Outcome Focused Care, our person centred approach at our care home in Lennoxtown, or the services we have to offer then please do get in touch and we will be happy to help.