Remember-I’m-Me Care Charts ensure that hospital and care home staff have the information they need to provide dignified and person-centred care, also enabling the development of a relationship between staff and those they care for. Where a relationship exists, empathy can develop and where empathy exists, outcomes improve for the individual, staff and family.
There are now thousands of care home residents and increasing numbers of hospital patients benefiting from the idea behind that first wall chart, and Care Charts UK continues to develop products that are intended to aid communication between individuals and their carers.
Care Charts UK won the 2013 GB Care Awards SE region Innovation Award, was a National Finalist in 2014, and has been named as one of Nesta / The Observer’s New Radicals for 2014, one of 50 people or projects that are being celebrated for helping to change Britain for the better. It was also included in HSJ’s list of Innovators 2014.
Find out more – www.carechartsuk.co.uk/
Hospital Foodie is a nutrition application that can be used in hospitals to accurately monitor patients’ food and nutrient intake. It was created to help overcome the shortcomings of current nutrition provision for the elderly in hospitals.
It works by;
1. Screening patients on admission to hospital to identify any nutritional deficits and calculate their daily requirements.
2. Accurately monitoring food and nutrient intake-at the event of a shortfall hospital staff will be alerted.
3. Individual preferences are taken into account. For example; rather than providing everyone with three meals per day there is the option to have smaller ‘mini meals’ provided at a time that suits the patients and their treatment.
4. A follow up nutritional report is created to help the patient maintain optimum nutrition and improve their recovery following discharge from hospital.
For more information see; http://www.hospitalfoodie.com/It is hoped that hospital foodie will help drive a higher standard of nutrition both within hospital and after hospital admission improving the health and wellbeing of elderly patients.